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  • Moen Kitchen Faucet Handle Loose

    The lever handle on our Moen Arbor Pulldown Spray High-Arc Kitchen Faucet with MotionSense is loose.
    I know how it's connected but what I can't do is get any of my hex wrenches to fit. I've tried all the
    metric and imperial sizes that seem correct but can't seem to get any of them to fit.

    Does this require a longer than normal short leg on the hex wrench? There is not enough room to use
    the long end of the wrench, and it appears the short leg may be too short. If I knew the correct size, I
    would cut one of my hex keys down but I don't want to do that unless I must.

    Is the screw at an angle or is there something else odd about this that is giving me this headache?

    It's part number 155023 on this exploded parts diagram. But it does not give the size of course.
    There are two models on this parts sheet, mine is the one on the second page.
    moen-7594e-169031-exploded.pdf

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    Last edited by Bob D.; 06-26-2022, 05:39 PM.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
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  • #2
    This article might help. Not the same Moen faucet model, but might be the same set screw.

    https://www.hunker.com/13417674/moen...-screw-removal

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    • #3
      Thanks, that looks a lot older than my faucet which I bought in 2014. But I believe it is also a 1/8" hex wrench I just can't that thing started.

      Tried for about 15 minutes last night. What makes it a pain is leaning over the sink and you can't see it because it is either facing down at the drainboard or back toward the backsplash and there is only about 1.75 inches in either direction so you're not getting you head back there to see.

      I tried using a mirror. I was then able to see the top of the socket head screw but I'll be darned if I can get the wrench in there. I'm assuming it's a hex and not a Torx, maybe I will try that next. I was able to get it snugged up a little last night but it's not as tight as it should be.

      The lever handle came installed on the faucet and I never thought to check that it was tight before I installed the faucet.
      "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
      "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

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      • #4
        typically they use a bit of blue locktite. You'll know when the allen wrench fits it. Should be sae not metric. Give Moen a call if you're still stumped. They will give you the parts if needed. Plus they are literally down the street from Ridgid.

        Rick
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          I've got the part number from the part sheet. But the description of course does not tell you what size the set screw is. It only tells you they want $4.25 for a set screw worth $0.12

          It seems like it should be 1/8", but I can't get it started. I tried sizes either side of 1/8, and also metric sizes near 1/8. Can't get any of them to seat. From what i can see the socket is not deformed or damaged. I'll get it sooner or later. I was hoping someone here would know for sure what size hex wrench it takes. I can guess just as well as anyone else.
          "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
          "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

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          http://www.cordlessworkshop.net
          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA
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          • #6
            Pretty sure it's a 7/64 hex screw and I believe a shower handle uses a 5/32 .... Here's a link that might help .... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...3yW7Uy2KtGiZaN

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            • #7
              Originally posted by drainman scott View Post
              Pretty sure it's a 7/64 hex screw and I believe a shower handle uses a 5/32 .... Here's a link that might help .... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...3yW7Uy2KtGiZaN
              Thanks, I'll try a 7/64 again. I had the parts sheet for my faucet, and it's the same as page 16 in the book you provided the link to.

              I see that set screw is used on many of their faucets. Nowhere in there does it tell you the size of the set screw.
              No doubt because they want you to buy the set screw from them at an inflated price.
              "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
              "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

              https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute
              http://www.cordlessworkshop.net
              https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA
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              • #8
                Left handed screw?

                Cactus Man

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                • #9
                  I doubt it but possible. My issue is not with turned the screw, it's getting the darn hex wrench in there so I can turn it.
                  I'll take another stab at it later today. Sooner or later I'll get it.
                  "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
                  "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

                  https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute
                  http://www.cordlessworkshop.net
                  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA
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