Moentrol Legend acrylic index button?

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  1. charles2

    charles2 Member

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    It's definitely a Moentrol dating from 1979, and Moen says it's a Legend and calls the part a "handle insert." But it's no longer available. In the photos, the one on the left is part #15613, which is the wrong color and has an O-ring. The part on the right is what I need; it has no O-ring but does have 4 tabs on the back. As you can see, the black part is a bit thinner than the new part. Both diameters are about 1-5/8". Anybody know where I can find it? If not, and 2 tabs are broken off the old part, how should I try to reattach it?
     

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Just buy a new handle and install it.

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  4. jaypak

    jaypak New Member

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    I have the exact same part. Couldn't find replacement. Reattached by putting Loctite vinyl/plastic/adhesive glue on the remaining tabs. Should still be able to pry it off if I need to get to the handle screw.
     
  5. CountryBumkin

    CountryBumkin Active Member

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    I would just try some clear silicone on it.
     
  6. asktom

    asktom Member

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    Import replacement buttons are available, for instance Lasco 0-6159 (15506 bulk).
     
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