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Just installed a one handle tub & sheower faucet. It appears that there is an excessively large space between the back of the handle and the escutcheon plate - it's about 9/16" and looks like it could allow water to leak in behind the escutcheon. Does that sound too much? Is there a solution? We had the plastic plaster ground plate lined up precisely with the front of the tiled wall so don't know where we went wrong.

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If the faucet is the pull-on, push-off type, there has to be sufficient clearance to allow lateral movement from one extreme to the other.

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hi... yes that's a very common issue with moen "cartridges" -- it's very simple to fix..... grasp the handle and give it a gentle tug upwards when the water is on... if it retracts again, pull the handle out again and tug again but this time a bit harder. Not sure what causes this on new cartridges but it will fix your issue.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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It needs a new cartridge. Moen gaurantees most of their products for life, so if you have the original instructions check for contact info. They'll send you a new cartridge for $0.00

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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SOURCE: The faucet leaks, behind the wall when the shower

The most common reason for basement leakage is from the seal at the drain or the seal behind the overflow. With the overflow, the water trickles down after bouncing off your body and back onto the tub. This possibility MUST be eliminated first before determining the next step, Turn on the cold water and fill the tub and let the water go into the overflow for about 5 minutes. This will simulate someone in and using the shower. Check for leaks in the basement.

This test, as simple as it is, will also implicate bad plumbing connections at the valve itself behind the wall as well as eliminate backsplash from the showerer bouncing back onto your control valve(s).

If you have a leakage, wait a day and, with the drain open, turn on the hot/cold valve(s). and waste some water for another 5 minute test. This test eliminates the overflow as a suspect, and with the drain open almost always eliminates the drain as well. Hey..in plumbing there are no perfect answers.

If you still have leakage and no one is showering you have pretty well isolated the valve or connections to the valve. If you don't have leakage, it points to water bouncing off the body and onto the control valve(s) at which point resealing would be in order.

You can get leakage also if the caulking around the tub where the tub meets the wall has gone south. Stamped out steel tubs (common in rental apartments) have open corners so if the wall-to tub caulking is poor then the shower bounce off the body will easily trickle to the basement. This is not an issue with cast iron or fiberglass/plastic tubs.

If these tests truely point to the valve(s), repost your ? and refer to the drain tests completed, and supply as much information as you can about the brand and age of your valve(s)

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

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SOURCE: have the moen 82300 2300 series positemp tub and

Temperature regulating faucet, aka anti-scald, are fast becomring a requirement under local building codes making it, technically speaking, a building code violation to alter the faucets function (assuming someone reported it the loccal buildings dept. That said the function of the anti-scald faucet cannot be altered. You should contact whomever installed the faucet to come back and adjust it so the temperature is more suited to your needs.

Posted on Jun 20, 2010

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Call Moen directly. They will ship what you need to your door, for free.

Posted on Sep 18, 2010

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Turn off the main water coming into the house
Remove the cap and handle of the faucet
There is a retaining pin on top, first by using a pointed instrument remove the retainer and it looks like an upside down U
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Insert the new cartridge the same way you removed the old one
Install everything on reverse order.
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