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Replaced moen 2225 cartridge leaks when valve is turned on

When shower is turned on water is coming out where handle is.

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    replaced Moen shower cartridge, seemed to work for two days, then faucet started slow drip again.

    I'm going to pull it back out and gob a bunch of silicone around it to see if that helps, if not looks like the entire copper pipe may need to be replaced.... ;-(


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Make sure that you did not pinch an O ring seal when you were installing the cartridge. If so replace O ring. when installing new cartridge try putting a little Vaseline on all the O rings. It will seal better. It is rare but you could have purchased a defective cartridge. Never buy a cartridge if the package was opened because maybe someone just needed the O ring that is making your faucet leak :-)

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