Moen Shower Valve Just Keeps Spinning and No Hot Water...

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by FakePlumber, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. FakePlumber

    FakePlumber New Member

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    Hey everyone!

    This is my first post and I have been reading the forums for the last hour or so, you all know your stuff :)


    So here's my problem. My girlfriend has an old Moen shower valve (the kind that looks like a tear drop and you pull it out towards you to turn on the water, turn left and right for hot/cold) in one of her showers and it just keeps turning and there's no hot water.

    I took it all apart and the screws aren't stripped so I know the handle is ok. Sorry for my ignorance but I don't know what the inside part is called so I'll post some pictures.

    It looks like it's permanently fastened inside the wall... Hot water is fine everywhere else in the house.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Again, sorry if I'm not clear but like my name says, I'm just a fake plumber :)

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    That would take the Moen 1225B replacement cartridge.
    It's a pretty simple valve. Unless you have something stuck in the hot side of the cartridge, it should be working. It's not pressure balanced.
    To remove it, turn off the water, remove the chrome tube, and pull the retainer clip up and out. Then you can pull the cartridge out.
  3. FakePlumber

    FakePlumber New Member

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    Cool, thanks! Now all I have to do is figure out how to shut off the water, lol
  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    If you can't find the shutoff, we sometimes turn it off at the water meter.
  5. FakePlumber

    FakePlumber New Member

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    Thanks Terry! I really appreciate it. I'll try to figure out how to shut off the water. Thanks to you, I'm going to get girlfriend points, lol
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    However, if the handle just turns without stopping and the stainless steel "stop tube" is slid over over the valve, then the handle is broken.
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