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Moen positemp cartridge won't come out of brass body housing

I've pulled ,tried to rotate, squirted silicone lubricant It doesn't move . I first removed the retainer clip

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If the clip has been removed it will come out. these things get incredibly tough to remove. Moen does sell a little puller just for these. I have used a socket with the screw in the stem to act as a puller.

If you have the water off AND your sure your have the correct new cartridge you can give the valve a little heat to help soften things up a touch. Use a heat gun with caution

Please rate this response and good luck, Phil

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I used ViceGrips on the shaft, and stuck a straightblade screwdriver between the ViceGrips and the brass shell. A little prying, and it popped out.

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http://www.moen.com/shared/pdf/3170pt.pdf

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