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Fixing parallel cable springs back onto cartridges

Fixing parallel cable, replacing springs back onto cartridge housing, where do they go, need schematics please

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  • sbroecktay Apr 12, 2009

    What is the official website please.



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U can find in official website

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What tools might be needed to fix a Meon shower faucet that sticks?

You will need to replace the cartridge. It is a 1225 Moen cartridge which you can get at any hardware store Home Depot or plumbing supply. A brass cartridge is also made but it costs more and is no better than the plastic cartridge. The tools you need.are silicone grease or heat proof grease, a phillips screwdriver, pliers, a 34" copper cleaning brush, and a small flat screwdriver or an awl. The water to the house must be shut off before you remove the cartridge. Open the valve to bleed the water pressure. Turn the handle so it is in the neutral position between hot and cold. This will make it easier to orient the cartridge when you replace it. To access the cartridge, you must first remove the handle. In order to remove the handle use the awl or screwdriver(or a knife) to pry off the cap on the handle. Once the cap is removed use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw. Now the handle can be pulled straight off. Pull off the chrome stopp tube that encloses the cartridge. No pliers needed, just pull it straight off. The brass spindle in the middle of the cartridge has a notch on one side or the other. Take note if this notch is up or down because that is how you are going to install the new cartridge. Keep in mind that if you install the cartridge improperly where hot and cold are reversed, you can simply remove the handle and spin the brass spindle in the cartridge 180°. There is a horseshoe shaped retainer clip that keeps the cartridge in place. Use your small screwdriver or awl to pry upward on the retainer clip to remove it. A white plastic cartridge removal tool comes with your cartridge. Place it onto the spindle and turn back and forth back and forth to loosen the cartridge. Now you can take your pliers, grab the brass spindle firmly, and pull straight back towards you. If this is a really old valve it might not want to come out. Keep trying, but if it doesn't work you will need to purchase the cartridge removal tool. Be aware that there are two different types, one for the posi-temp, and one for the basic cartridge that you have. It is similar to a hub pulling tool used for cars. Back the nut on the tool up all the way towards the T-handle and back the screw all the way out. Now place the tool onto the brass spindle of the cartridge, and turn the screw until you can't anymore. Take the T handle, turn back and forth to loosen the cartridge. Now you can advance the nut. Use your pliers on the nut if it is too difficult to turn with your hand. The next step is something that I do to ensure better performance and a longer lifetime of the new cartridge. Take a three-quarter inch copper cleaning brush and turning it clockwise push it into the housing of the cartridge. Never turn the brush counterclockwise. As you remove it from the housing turn it clockwise. Now the lines must be flushed to get any debris out of the cartridge housing. Turn on the water main for the count of three seconds and then turn it off. Take some silicone grease or heatproof grease and rub it on the inside of the housing Now you are ready to install your new cartridge. As I said before, take note of the notch on the cartridge. The two tabs on the end of the cartridge must align vertically. Push the cartridge all the way in and reinstall your retainer clip. If the clip does not go all the way in the two tabs on the cartridge may not be aligned properly. Use your cartridge removal tool or the plastic piece that came with the cartridge to line these tabs. If they are not exactly vertical the clip may not go on. If the cartridge is not pushed in all the way to clip may not go on. But the stop tube and handle back on and you are done

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Leaky faucet

If your faucet is dripping out of the spout. This is how to repair it if you have a faucet with this type of cartridge system

For details see diagram attached.
In the order you see. Valve nut, o-ring (may or may not be used in your valve) Valve Cartridge, Cup Washer and Spring.

Turn off the water to the valve at the water supply under the sink if you have shut-off valves there. Otherwise you will have to turn off the water to the whole house. Open some of the other faucets in the house if you have to turn the whole house water supply off at the water meter valve to reduce the line pressure. Open the handles of the faucet you are working on as well after you turn of the water either way.

If it has two handles there should be a set screw that holds the handle on. You will need the appropriate allen wrench for the set screw. Loosen that and wiggle the handle off the valve stem carefully. There is a brass nut that holds the valve cartridge in the valve body. Using a small pair of channel lock pliers or the appropriate box wrench. Loosen and remove that brass nut. Once that is off, grasp the valve stem with the channel locks and gently wiggle the valve as you pull upward. There will be some suction that wants to hold it in so this may take some finessing to loosen and remove. Be firm but gentile. Make sure you pay attention to the position the cartridge is in so you can place the cartridge back in the same position it was when you removed it. Otherwise, the handle will not be in the proper position when you put it back on.
Once you have the cartridge out. There should be a small black cup washer that sits in a hole on top of a spring at the bottom of the inside of the valve body. You should replace both the spring and cup washer.
You can find them at your local hardware store or big box DIY store.
I use a real small screwdriver to lift the washer and spring out.
When you go to place the new cup washer and spring back in place.
Place the spring in the whole with the larger side down. Then, to place the cup washer back. Place the cup washer on the small screwdriver and hold it with your index finger and lower it to the whole over the spring. Once you have the cup washer over the spring. You have to get the wider bottom part of the washer into the hole. Holding the washer down with your index finger. Use the small screwdriver tip to push the side of the washer into the hole working your way around the washer. Pressing the sides of the washer inward so the bottom edge pops into the hole over the spring. Once you fell the washer pop in and seat. Push straight down to get it fully placed. Then reverse the procedure you used above to remove the cartridge. Paying careful attention to the position the cartridge was in when you removed it and replacing it in the exact same position. There are o-rings or an o-ring around the cartridge so you'll have to wiggle the cartridge and press down to get it to seat level. Place the nut back over the cartridge and tighten down firmly. Replace the handle and tighten the set screw.

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Hello, I have a HP LaserJet 5L; I just put in a new cartridge and its printing letters and numbers and not the doc. i'm needing...please help.

This error is not caused by the cartridge, it is either a cable issue or a driver issue. Try reseating the parallel cable on the back of the printer and make sure the cable is securely attached to the parallel port on the computer as well. Also make sure that you are printing with the correct driver.

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How to reset hp 6310 printer


The below are the 4 Types of Resets.

Power Drain

  • Turn OFF the printer, disconnect the power cable from backside of the printer and from wall outlet.
  • Press and hold the Power button for 60 seconds.
  • Connect the cable and turn ON the printer.

Partial Reset

  • Remove the power cable from back side of the printer while its ON.
  • Press and hold "#" and "3" button, while holding them both insert the power cable and release the button after 10 seconds.
  • If printer turns OFF, press power button to turn it ON.

Semi-Full reset

  • Remove the ink cartridges.
  • Remove the power cable from back side of the printer while its ON.
  • Press and hold "#" and "6" button, while holding them both insert the power cable and release the button after 10 seconds.
  • If printer turns OFF, press power button to turn it ON.
  • Insert the ink cartridges.
Full-NVM Reset:

  • Remove the ink cartridges.
  • Remove the power cable from back side of the printer while its ON.
  • Press and hold "OK" and "Cancel" button, while holding them both insert the power cable and release the button after 10 seconds.
  • If printer turns OFF, press power button to turn it ON.
  • Insert the ink cartridges.


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turn off the printer and manually move the ink cartridges to the position that you can remove the ink cartridge.
turn on the printer without the ink cartridge. The printer will tell you, you need a ink cartridge, open the printer and insert the ink cartridge as described in the manual.

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Instaling ink cartridge

Open the printer below the scanner bed. Lift up immediately above the keyboard area. This opening is immediately below the opening for the scanner bed. If you have the printer on, the cartridges will move to the center. There is a legend in front that shows you which is black and which is color after you open the printer. To take out a cartridge, push the aqua latch immediately in front of a cartridge. A top cover to the cartridge on springs pops up. You can gently pull a cartridge out of its housing. If you are replacing a cartridge, remove any orange pieces from the new cartridge as needed, remove any tape covering the copper sensors, then put the new cartridge where the old one was and push down on the cartridge spring-loaded housing cover. Repeat for the other cartridge as needed. When finished and the housing covers are closed, close the printer and the printer will move the cartridges where they need to be. Use the printer's software to align cartridges as needed. You should be good to go!

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This sounds like it may be a spring clip dislodged in the cartridge slot as shown in picture 1. If so check for damage to the flex cable as shown in picture 2. If the cable is damaged, the printer is unrepairable as the parts (cable or carriage) can't be ordered. If it's just the spring clip, epoxy it back into place before it causes further damage.

Hope this helps you. Crossing my fingers for ya.


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