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  • Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

    Heres the deal.

    I have a 2001 home with the original Moen shower faucet.

    I had a steady drip from the shower head so I replaced the cartridge.

    $39 later the drip is gone....and so is my hot water. On full Hot I have very diminished pressure and "warm" water.
    The water is HOT everywhere else in my house. This is the closest bath to the water heater.


    Pressure is good to 1/2 throttle then diminishes toward hot water.

  • #2
    Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

    is it put in up side down? might want to take it back out and turn the water on. just to make sure no other material came threw the line when you turned the water back on.



    i win 15bucks! lol
    Last edited by t-dogg; 02-22-2009, 07:07 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

      Cartridge in wrong position.

      P.S. Moen Sux keep your money...LOL

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      • #4
        Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

        which model shower, which cartridge? probably handle is installed upside down

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        • #5
          Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

          Could be the balancing spool is stuck

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          • #6
            Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

            Try rotating cartridge shaft half a turn. Then try it.

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            • #7
              Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

              Originally posted by plumb4life View Post
              Try rotating cartridge shaft half a turn. Then try it.
              I am no plumber, but my vote goes to the gentleman from California. Musta slipped/turned during installation.

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              • #8
                Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

                I took the state test and I am licensed in putting Moen carts. in backwards!

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                • #9
                  Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

                  Originally posted by redspot321 View Post
                  Heres the deal.

                  I have a 2001 home with the original Moen shower faucet.

                  I had a steady drip from the shower head so I replaced the cartridge.

                  $39 later the drip is gone....and so is my hot water. On full Hot I have very diminished pressure and "warm" water.
                  The water is HOT everywhere else in my house. This is the closest bath to the water heater.


                  Pressure is good to 1/2 throttle then diminishes toward hot water.
                  So use some plumbers grease when you put it all back nice
                  ...then the $15 goes too.......?????

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                  • #10
                    Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

                    Well the cartridge can only go in one way. Its kinda fool proof with a tab at the "TOP" of the cartridge and the pipe which only allows the piece to go in one way.

                    Where are the experts?.....LOL

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                    • #11
                      Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

                      Originally posted by redspot321 View Post
                      Well the cartridge can only go in one way. Its kinda fool proof with a tab at the "TOP" of the cartridge and the pipe which only allows the piece to go in one way.

                      Where are the experts?.....LOL
                      in the phone book

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                      • #12
                        Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

                        If it is from 2001 it probably is a moen pressure balanced cartridge, any chance that the temp limit stop was not put back to the original position?
                        I don't think that the cartridge is backwards since the OP said that is was good til half way mixed.

                        I have seen bad or stuck PB spools.

                        Please keep us posted.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

                          Is the diameter of your cartridge the size of a cheap hot dog or a deluxe polish sausage. This may give us an idea of your valve body.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

                            Easy on the big $15 paycheck Rockefeller, wouldn't want to offend anyone. If I'm giving advice, I would've done it for free. Pick up the phone and pay someone to fix it.
                            West Trail Mechanical Ltd
                            Service. Commitment. Expertise.

                            www.westtrailmechanical.ca

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                            • #15
                              Re: Calling all Experts! Will paypal $15 for answer!!

                              Originally posted by Plumbducky View Post
                              If it is from 2001 it probably is a moen pressure balanced cartridge, any chance that the temp limit stop was not put back to the original position?
                              I don't think that the cartridge is backwards since the OP said that is was good til half way mixed.

                              I have seen bad or stuck PB spools.

                              Please keep us posted.
                              Take the limit stop parts off, put them in a plastic bag and throw it in your junk drawer!

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