Question about Plumbing
Slow leak on cold water side of moen single handle bathroom basin faucet
Trying to determine cause
Trying to disassemble faucet for inspection
Can't remove retaining ring (apparently most simply screw off). Turning plastic ring with pliers not successful (spins round and round)
A small hole in the rear of the retaining ring suggests the possibility that a cir (spring) clip may have to be removed first. Can't determine how of if there is a clip to be removed.
Thanks in advance,
After some additional experimenting, contrary to information I was previously able to gather, I discovered that the white plastic retainer doesn't (in this type of Moen faucet) actually screw off but rather is held in place by a spring clip inserted from the rear of the retainer (toward the wall side of the basing). Simply sticking a small screwdriver in the opening (approx. 45 degrees downward) and tipping the screwdriver toward the front of the faucet, snaps the spring clip out through the opening.
The plastic retainer than lifts off. Note: the flat sides on the retainer suggest that a wrench will be needed but such is not the case.
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