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No water comes through after installation and turned on supply valves

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These facets are shipped with plastic plugs in them to keep stuff from getting inside them during shipping. Did you remove the plastic plugs where the supply lines hook up?

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This is taken from the Moen manual. You can download it here:
http://www.moen.com/shared/pdf/instruction_sheets/ins162e.pdf
Balance Spool Maintenance
The precise and instantaneous pressure control illustrated has been
achieved through the balancing spool, which has been manufactured to
exacting tolerances.
During construction or valve installation, foreign material such as solder
flux, pipe cuttings sand, dirt or wood is unavoidably introduced into the
water system. Occasionally, however, rare, these foreign materials can
cause the balancing spool to become stuck temporarily between the
rough-in and trim-out operations. If this happens, it will be apparent at
the trim-out test, in that the valve will deliver only a small trickle of water
or it will deliver only hot or cold water. If this occurs, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure that both the hot and cold water service lines are ON. Also,
make sure that both screwdriver stop-check valves are open. The valve
WILL NOT OPERATE unless both supplies are ON.
2. If the valve still does not function properly, turn off both the hot and
cold supplies and remove the balancing spool, using a wide blade
screwdriver. The inner piston of the balancing spool should shake
back and forth freely. If this is not the case, jar the spool on either
end to remove the foreign material and free the spool. When the
spool is free, replace it; turn ON both water supplies and the valve
will function properly. If you are unable to free the inner piston,
replace the entire spool.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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This is taken from the Moen manual. You can download it here:
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The precise and instantaneous pressure control illustrated has been
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During construction or valve installation, foreign material such as solder
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