Moen single faucet no hot water?

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by master.legend, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. master.legend

    master.legend New Member

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    ok so I have been researching and reading this forum and I have this moen below. I just bought a short saled house where it was vacant for 8 months so the shower did not get any use. When i turned it on i get full cold but no hot at all! The rest of the house and even that bathroom sink gets hot water. So i researched and replaced the cartridge which thank god came out fully with all orings attached. I installed put back together and dam still no HOT water. So I came accross this post and was wondering what else I can do? Do I need to mess with that large screw which I guess is the balancing spool?I read about white vinegar but humm? So any answers guys??
    Thanks Louis
    The New Moentrol w/ screwdiver stops/ balancing spool:
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  2. krow

    krow Plumber

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    Your balancing spool is stuck. You can try tapping the large screw a plier or hammer to see if it loosens (I doubt it will)

    The alternative is to remove it and clean out the entire spool with vinegar , as you suggested. It should move freely shaking it back and forth
  3. master.legend

    master.legend New Member

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    Ok sounds good just what is a guaranteed size screwdriver to take out the spool? Or does moen have a spool removing tool?
    Thanks
  4. krow

    krow Plumber

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    Just a wide spade flat screw driver will do it
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    spool

    Be advised that that type of spool is often broken, or will break, when you remove it. I always replace them, rather than try to reinstall an old one.
  6. master.legend

    master.legend New Member

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    Ok so I am going to buy the spool anyway and try to clean the one I have if it cleans I will just return. What's this spools part #?
    thanks
  7. krow

    krow Plumber

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    part #1423 . It will probably cost you about $40

    Before you go out and purchase it, call moen and see if it has a life time warrenty. I often get them free from moen
  8. Burntside

    Burntside New Member

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    I'm not sure if this is the proper way to enter this thread, but I have a balancing spool that has broken off inside the valve body. The brass portion broke away from the stainless portion, leaving it and the inside piston behnd. Any tips on how to remove these pieces would be great. Thanks.
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