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The handle screws off, but how do i tighten the part the handle screws into?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Moen Bath Tub Faucet
I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.
Your question is: You had to replace the faucet in the tub due to a broken plastic piece in valve stem. Bought a Moen ripped the wall out and put new faucet in. Went good untill we turned the water on and the shower rained on us. Tightened everything you could find to tighten .Every time the water is turned on the shower rains. Can this be fixed or is the faucet broken?
Is this new faudet a single handle? If so I"ve had this experience also. Most of the time it's because the guts were not lined up properly at the factory. You may have to play with it a bit.
Turn off the water and take the handle off and remove the sleave, remove and rotate the guts. Try 90' at a time. Turn water on to try it. Useually one of the other 3 positions will be right. The correct position is there, but it may take time to find it.
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Posted on Sep 21, 2008
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.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
Try tightening the allen set screw behind the spout "you need a special (allen keys) to do this, and one should have came with your faucet". You can also buy or borrow an set of them.
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Posted on Jan 31, 2009
hold the handle and twist the piece below that doesnt turn, anti-clockwise, it should unsrew and the handle should pull off.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
SOURCE: Bathroom Faucet Handle Fell Off
There is a small allen screw in the base of the handle- the part the stem screws into to turn the water to the on position. If you have lost the one for your handle call moen at 1-800-289-6636 in the US. Their hours are Mon-Fri 8-8 EST and Sat 8-18:30 or follow this link MOEN. In Canada 1-800-465-6130 and hours are Mon-Fri 7:30-17:00 EST.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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