Attach an appropriate sized deep-socket to a socket wrench, then slide the socket over the diverter valve. Use the socket wrench to turn the diverter valve’s stem assembly in a counterclockwise direction until the valve is free. Pull the diverter valve out of the wall to complete the removal..
How do you replace a diverter valve on a Moen faucet?
Replacing a Moen Diverter Stem
Unscrew and remove the handle, then pull out the stem extension with pliers and remove the escutcheon and the wall tube to expose the diverter bonnet. Unscrew this with a socket wrench, then pull out the diverter using needle-nose pliers.
How do you remove a stuck Moen shower diverter?
How do you remove a push button diverter?
How do I know what Moen cartridge I have?
How do you replace a single shower valve?
What is the difference between a Moen 1222 and 1222B?
There is absolutely NO difference between the Moen 1222 vs 1222B replacement cartridges. They are both the replacement part cartridge for the Posi Temp Moen shower valve. They are made from the same parts, the only difference is their packaging and model number. The “B” in the 1222B model number stands for Bulk.
How do you remove a Moen cartridge without a puller?
To remove a stuck Moen faucet cartridge, use a hair dryer on the highest heat setting to warm the cartridge for 5 to 10 minutes or douse it with WD-40 or vinegar to dissolve the minerals. If that does not work, cut threads inside the cartridge housing then use a bolt and washers to draw it out.
How long should a Moen cartridge last? The system has expensive cartridges, they cost about $30 (2014) to replace, but they last a long time — 20 to 30 years. It’s not a bad deal, and unlike modern ceramic faucets, Moen still makes the same part to put into valve bodies made 40 years ago!
How do you replace a Moen shower diverter cartridge?
Once you have all the items you need, here is how to remove and replace a Moen shower/tub faucet cartridge:
- Turn off Water to the Shower. …
- Remove the Faucet Handle. …
- Remove the Escutcheon (Optional) …
- Remove the Cartridge. …
- Install the New Cartridge. …
- Connect the Handle and Test the new Cartridge.
How do you remove a broken Moen shower valve?
How do you get a stuck Moen 1222 cartridge out?
Can a shower diverter be repaired?
It may be a simple job to put off, a damaged shower diverter wastes water and creates a bad shower experience. Repairing a shower diverter is a DIY job that you can complete in simply one day.
How do I know if my shower diverter valve is bad?
First, if the valve is engaged but water continues to come out of the tub spout only, the gate is severely damaged or has fallen out completely. Second, if the valve is engaged but the showerhead experiences low water pressure and water continues to drip from the spout, the gasket has failed or is starting to fail.
How much does it cost to replace a shower diverter? Replacing a shower diverter valve costs $225 to $575, including materials and labor. A shower diverter valve switches the flow of water between the bathtub spout or shower head and is typically controlled by a small handle located on the center trim plate or near the tub spout.
Do I need to turn the water off to change a shower diverter? If you’re only working on the diverter, you don’t need to turn off the water supply to the faucet. While working, place a cloth over the tub drain to prevent any dropped screws from going down the drain. Some showers use a diverter built into the tub spout activated by lifting a button on the spout.
Are Diverter valves universal? While diverter valves and shower valves look similar to one another, they provide very different functions and are not interchangeable.
How do you replace a Moen push button shower diverter?
Clean the inside of the diverter valve (#2) with a toothbrush and a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. Place a 7/8″ deep well socket or pliers on the hex portion of the push button diverter (#1) and thread it into the diverter valve (#2) clockwise to install.
How do you replace a shower diverter stem?
How do you replace a shower tub diverter?
What Moen shower valve do I have?
Look closely at the handle buttons that were attached to the shower valve. Typically, “Moen” will be written in the middle of the “Hot” and “Cold” buttons. If you do not see this, the handle buttons have been replaced, or the “Hot/Cold” button is a lever (wall escutcheon).
What is the difference between Moen cartridge 1224 and 1224b?
There is no difference. The 1224b is from bulk packaging.
Are all Moen shower cartridges the same?
Moen shower faucets cartridges are not universal and therefore not interchangeable. While the Moen 1200 cartridge is interchangeable with the Moen 1225 cartridge (its improved version), the Moen 1222 and 1225 cartridges cannot be interchanged. The faucets they are installed in work differently.
How do you fix a broken shower diverter?
How do you replace a broken shower valve? Steps to Replace a Shower Valve
- Remove shower handle by unscrewing.
- Remove the trim plate, also called the escutcheon.
- Optional – clean the handle and trim plate.
- Shut off the water supply to your shower.
- It may be necessary to cut a wider hole in your shower wall in order to access and replace a shower valve.
What type of shower stem do I have?
Count the Number of Shower Faucet Handles
Often, the type of shower faucet and handle(s) will indicate what kind of shower valve is behind it. Zero handles may imply a shower panel faucet with buttons to control water flow and temperature.
How much does it cost to replace a shower diverter valve? Cost to replace shower diverter valve
Replacing a shower diverter valve costs $225 to $575, including materials and labor. A shower diverter valve switches the flow of water between the bathtub spout or shower head and is typically controlled by a small handle located on the center trim plate or near the tub spout.
How do you fix a leaking shower diverter valve? How to Repair a Shower Diverter
- Turn off the water supply to your shower.
- Seal off your drain with tape so that small screws or other important parts are not lost down the drainpipe.
- Tighten the screws behind the faceplate of the diverter valve.
- Disassemble the shower diverter.
- Replace the diverter.