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Moen valve cartridge replacement

Hi, I removed the valve cartridge from my mother's older moen shower valve. It most closely resembles the 1225. I hope to find a replacement today. Two questions: are the 1200 and 1225 interchangeable? Also, while I have the cartridge out, is there any way I should give the inside of the valve body a good cleaning? (light sanding? or just get a rag in there and clean it out?). Thanks for any tips!

Re: Moen valve cartridge replacement

Moen has an excellent customer service dept

Call: 1-800-Buy-Moen (1-800-289-6636)
8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST Monday thru Friday
9:00 am to 5:30 pm EST Saturday
Closed on Sundays and all nationally observed holidays.

To contact Moen Canada call: 1-800-465-6130

With the cartridge out, turn the water back on to flush the lines.

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