I am replacing a Moen 1224 cartridge in the Monicello bathroom sink faucet. I have replaced many Moen cartridges but not this style. The factory has shipped me a cartridge removal tool #14272 no charge. The only problem is the tool simply stripped the head of plastic hold down nut which is seized (plastic nut holding the catridge in). (yes I soaked it in penetrating oil over night). Now I am thinking of the best way to get the nut out. Is drilling with a small bit the answer? Is trying to chisel it out with a small screwdriver the way to go? Should I try to "melt or soften" it with a torch then pull it out? What have you plumber down in this situation? I would replace the fixture but it cost $300 and is only 5 years old. Thanks.
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Replacing a Moen 1224 Cartridge