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First shut off water supply and remove cover on top of handle.They generally just snap in place so you can remove with screwdriver or knife point. Remove screw in center of handle and pull handle off. There is a copper retaining clip that holds cartridge in place. It has a small hole in the center on top that you can insert scratch awl or other pointed tool in and pull straight up to remove.You can try to grasp center stem of cartridge with pliers and pull up to remove. If the cartridge has not been changed for a long time it may be very hard to remove.
You are going to have to replace the entire cartridge so you should have one on hand and you can purchase a tool made especially to remove moen cartridges.Just follow direction that come with cartridge or tool and remove cartridge. I would use the brass cartridge as I have not had good results with the plastic ones. When you get old cartridge out I would use a small amount of faucet grease or petroleum jelly to lube o-rings and then reinstall new cartridge and clip,handle,screw,and cover. Good luck and thank you.
Sorry to hear you are having problems with your drain Dave. It might be as simple as tightening the nut another 1/8th of a turn. You've got to be careful here as the plastic parts for the drain can easily break if too much force is applied. Hand tighten only.
If tightening it up doesn't work then disassemble the pop up and look at the rubber washer. See if there are any signs on the washer that might tell you where it isn't sealing against the underside of the sink. Check the sink to ensure it is not cracked or chipped around the bottom of the drain. If everything looks fine then reassemble the drain and look again for leaks. It's possible something could have become trapped between the washer and sink allowing a capillary action to let water escape at this point. If the problem persists try using a little bit of plumbers putty with the washer as there could possible be a defect in the porcelin or steel of the sink drain allowing water to escape. Let me know if the problem persists and we'll have another go at it.
Get under the sink inside the cabinet to do this. First, take loose and remove the connection of the arm that goes into the drain tail piece. It is on the back side of the drain piece and connects to the rod that you pull up on the faucet when you close the drain. Next, loosen and remove the nut on the back side of the drain tail piece that holds the drain lever in place. When you remove this, it will allow the old pop up plug to be removed. You put the new pop up plug in by reversing the proceedure. Make sure the rod gets inserted into the new drain pop up and the nut is snug enough to make a water tight seal when you reassemble it. Reconnect the pull rod and you are done.
Put plumbers putty around the flange that will be in contact with the sink. When you put it into the hole, try to line up the overflow as good as possible. The nut that goes onto the bottom (tailpiece) has a rubber gasket that will go between the nut & the sink. Adding some plumbers putty here won't hurt. After all is secure, just remove the putty that squeezed out from tightening.