Hot and cold reversed on Moen single handle faucet

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by justinren, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. justinren

    justinren New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Utah
    I just replaced my Moen single handle faucet in the kitchen (sorry I didn't realize this was the bath section) and hot is supposed to come out on the left hand side and cold out of the right but turns out it's the exact opposite. What do I need to do to reverse it?
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  2. zl700

    zl700 DIY Senior Member

    Messages:
    237
    Location:
    Texas
    Pull the cartridge out and reverse it 180 degrees
  3. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

    Messages:
    1,143
    Location:
    South*East
    No need to pull the cartridge. Just remove the handle and turn the stem 180 degrees.

    John
  4. justinren

    justinren New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Utah
    Thanks guys, that worked perfectly!
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,812
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    qquote;
    Pull the cartridge out and reverse it 180 degrees

    Do that and the faucet will operate EXACTLY the same way. Some time ago, I tried to get customer to take the handle off and rotate the stem 180 degrees, but he insisted on removing the cartridge and rotating it. I had to drive 25 miles there and back to rotate the stem for him and charged him 1 1/2 hours time, including travel, to do it.​
Similar Threads: cold reversed
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Hot and cold reversed in whole house + single lever faucet backwards Jun 1, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Plumber reversed the hot and cold faucet placement, can it be fixed? Aug 25, 2012
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice hot cold reversed? single back and forth handle in kitchen Nov 12, 2010
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Bathroom shower hot/cold reversed? Jun 12, 2009
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Thermostatic shower valve - reversed hot/cold Mar 2, 2009

Share This Page