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The cartridge in the faucet is leaking, Turn off the water to the house, either at the water heater or the main line in, take the faucet handle off, and then the cartridge should be held on there by a big skinny bolt or ring, take it off, pull the cartridge out, and look inside the faucet for springs and O-rings, take the parts to the hardware store and match them up to a repair kit. Put it back together, you should be all set. Most faucets are built that way, single stem are the same, anti scald devices are tricky, do not let the rings fall out and make sure it goes back the same way if it is an anti scald unit. Older faucets are a little different, no cartridge, but still has rubber parts in there that are worn out. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 31, 2010

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  • cdjm May 31, 2010

    don't know how to take the faucet handle off! moen 4570

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    Ned White May 31, 2010

    I couldn't find a 4570 in the tub fixtures, only the sink fixtures, is it a tub or sink? It doesn't matter, they have to come off either way, A tub faucet has a tiny hole in the bottom for an allen wrench, it is about 3/32", that will get the handle off. The sinks, usually have a plastic cap on the top that pops off and a screw inside. If not, look for the allen screw hole again. Depends on how fancy they are. Then get back to me and let me know where you are at and I'll try to get the rest of it for you.

  • cdjm May 31, 2010

    sink. No allen screw. I don't think it has a plastic cap either. Hot and cold separate. Installed 3 or 4 years ago.

  • Ned  White
    Ned White May 31, 2010

    Check out this web site, your faucet should be close, you have to take the handle off first, then unscrew the barrel, it will expose the cartridge, check it out. let me know.

  • cdjm May 31, 2010

    taking handle off doesn't help. I may try taking apart from the bottom up. No time for that today.

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    Ned White May 31, 2010

    You will never get to it from under neath, taking the handle off just gets it out of the way, that barrel shaped bottom should turn off of there, while the cartridge doesn't move. Just the part that hooks to the handle moves so the water comes out. Did you get a look at the diagram? If you have to grab it with a pair of water pump,(channel lock) pliers, put a piece of rubber around it so you don't bug it up. It should be right hand thread. Normal. Check it out.

  • cdjm Jun 01, 2010

    Thank you. Got the barrel off. Now what? How do you get the cartridge out? Doesn't appear to be any screw in there.

  • Ned  White
    Ned White Jun 01, 2010

    If no lock ring or lock nut, just pull it straight up, turn the water off first. You might not need the whole cartridge, maybe just washers, but check it out.

  • cdjm Jun 01, 2010

    Pulled straight up with pliers. No give.

  • Ned  White
    Ned White Jun 02, 2010

    I was wrong, it doesn't come straight out, it has a tool for removing, So it must be threaded in the bottom, Can you turn it at all? Check out the diagram again, a see what it looks like.

    It might come off with your hand. Check it out. (I wish they would make them all the same)



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