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I'm trying to replace the handle to eliminate leak. But i'm having trouble to remove beyond this point. Does anyone know how to remove this? I broke off the bottom portion of the plastic while trying to pry it, but didn't work.... Help??
I'm guessing you already removed the retaining clip.
Just gently yank outwards on the brass part sticking out. The whole cartridge comes out at once.
You did shut the water off, right ?
If the cartridge is lodged in the body, pry it loose with a channelock. Work gently but firmly.
As I always recommend, if you feel that you're not sure, hire a plumber.
I did all of the above mentioned:
Shut off water supply, remove retaining clip, pull at the stem with a channellock. No use, as the grip on the brass kept slipping. Any other ideas?
Put the screw back in the cartridge. Use that to stop the channel locks from slipping. When you buy a new cartridge and handle you'll get a new screw
What you need is a Moen stem puller and a new stem. If you call Moen's 800# they will send you a stem free of charge but you will need the puller.
Thanks. I will try that. Is the puller effective at removing the cartridge? Any risk to damaging the pipe?
So if I attempt to dislodge this and end up with broken cartridge still stuck in there, what can I do to turn the water back on and use my toilet while I wait for a plumber?
There should be shut offs just for this shower. Let us know. If not, this would be a really good time to install them. What's on the other side of this shower wall ?
I was afraid you might do that...
If you don't have a shut off in the faucet, you can't have the water on to the rest of the house. You can still use your toilet. You just can't flush :(
I doubt there is a shut off value to this particular faucet. The whole, as you can see, is just enough to fit the valve. In fact, I had to chip away a few pieces in order to have enough room to remove the retaining clip. I bought this house a year ago, and i think the bath was remodeled couple years before that. Based on the fact that the size of this hole, I would guess the remodeler was too short sighted to design so that it is serviceable..... :(
Also, the other side of the wall is the master bath.