Fixing A Moen Leaky Faucet Made Easy
One day you notice that the kitchen faucet is dripping water slowly. You know that if left unattended, the leak will get worse over time. The time for action is now. However, the leak occurs over a holiday weekend and the charge for a plumber will be expensive. You say to yourself, I can fix this repair myself.
Fixing a leaky faucet can be repaired by using the right tools and having the replacement parts on hand before starting the project.
Before you start, you may want to get yourself acclimated to knowing what is needed as to parts and tools. All projects that have not been not before may seem to be over your head, however, with patience and time you will surprise yourself and will be able to do the job. This is the purpose of the video below.
Once you see the video, it should give you confidence in what the job will entail, but also for you to actually do the job.
Contacting Moen Customer Support
On this site you can probably find the part for your Moen faucet. If you should not know the actual part number that needs to be replaced, you can call Moen Customer Support at: 1-800-289-6636 in the United States, and if you should live in Canada at: 1-800-465-6130. They will be more than glad to assist you. They will ship the parts to you and should receive them within a few days.
Leaking Faucet Video
If you are like some people, seeing a video on how you can actually repair a leaking faucet will help. Below is a great video on repairing a leaking kitchen faucet. You will be shown all of the parts that will be replaced outside and inside of the faucet. The cartridge that is being replaced in the video is a Moen 1225 B.
I highly recommend watching this video first before attempting to start your leaky faucet repairing project. This is true if this is your first attempt at repairing a leaking faucet. Knowing all of the tools and getting familiar with the parts is huge.
It’s recommended as you remove the faucet parts to place them in order as they were taken off so you can re-replace them in the correct order later. Also, cover any drains in the sink before starting so, if any part should fall into it, they won’t go down the drain.
Before starting any faucet repair, be sure to turn off the water first. The water knobs are located below the sink in the cabinet.
After watching the video it should provide you with sufficient knowledge on what to do in the replacing of a cartridge for a Moen kitchen faucet. Even if you should not own a Moen faucet, the steps shown in the video will help you and give you sufficient information that you can do this repair yourself. Saving lots of money buy not having to contact a plumber.
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