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Have Moen single lever faucit cannot remove cover from top of lever, does not have cold hot button cover to remove like others top an side are smith.

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That plastic men symbol on top cannot be removed?? sharp knife under one edge?

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1. If it's "leaking" from the body then, the O-Rings between the body of the faucet got gunked up with minerals from your water. This interferes with the seal.
The answer is to take some grit cloth/very fine sandpaper and clean the inside of the spout body. Wipe clean. I would also suggest replacing the O-Rings on the faucet body, but at the very least wipe the O-rings and faucet body clean.
THEN: lubricate the inside of the spout body AND the O-Rings with silicone grease. It's translucent and readily available and the only thing I would ever use for a faucet repair. NOT plumber's grease, NOT WD-40.
Reassemble and enjoy.

2. If it's dripping, the you need a new cartridge. You can get them for FREE from the hardware store if you have the old cartridge to trade them. The problem is that Moen cartridges are water-sealed into place and you need a special tool to break that water seal. The special tool (just a tiny piece of specifically shaped plastic, really) comes, you guessed it - with the new cartridge.
Two possible solutions: a) bite the bullet and just buy the cartridge (~$25) or buy a Moen cartridge puller, usually available from the hardware store as well for about the same price. Ask, they might even lend you one.
The point of whichever tool you end up with is to rotate the cartridge itself inside the faucet body to break the water seal so that you can pull it out with a set of pliers. There will be a retaining clip to pull out as well.

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SOURCE: My moen single lever faucet is loose, how do I

On the back side of the lever you should see a button cover. It pops out exposing a allen key. this will tighten the lever

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Turn off water

Remove the handle with an allen wrench, usually 1/8".

Unscrew the dome with a pair of channel lock pliers with a rag to prevent scratching.

Wiggle out the old cartridge with the channel lock pliers.

Clean all innards with WD-40.

Reverse procedure

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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SOURCE: repair moen single lever faucet

All Moens are the same- so no matter what model u have- u do the same thing. U have to pull the valve out. It's very hard to pull. It may take several tries- don't be afraid to pull. My husband is a plumber. He said they're difficult to get out. U just have to pull. Hope this helps! Good luck!

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Cartridge removal is a simple matter of exposing and pulling out the old cartridge. Before getting started, turn off both water valves underneath the sink and allow the water to run until the line is clear. Using a screwdriver, gently pry off the cap on the lever of the faucet handle to expose the cartridge. Remove the U-shaped retaining clip that holds the cartridge in place and pull the cartridge out. If dirt or residue makes removal difficult, use a Moen cartridge puller to assist you. A cartridge puller fits over the cartridge and gives you greater pulling power.

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