Tightening loose handle on Moen 6610 bath faucet

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Chad Schloss, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Chad Schloss

    Chad Schloss Member

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    I have the directions that came with the faucet. It says to remove the caps ontop of the handle.. problem is, these do not look like caps, and i have already tried prying at one and scratched it. I even went on moen's site and looked at the tech specs/pdf's, etc and they made two different ones it appears, one with caps, and the other just shows a pictoral of a handle kit you can order, with no mention of the caps or how to remove them.. any ideas, before i go scratching up these supposed caps again?

    http://www.moen.com/brantford/chrom...:6610;jsessionid=99155eceb61c1088a3da5572e4fa

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    If the faucet was made AFTER September 2009, there is NO cap, the entire handle AND bell unscrews from the faucet body.
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  3. Chad Schloss

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    it was made after 2009, i bought it last year, just installed it yesterday. how do they come apart then? screws? where?
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Grab the chrome "dome" below the handle and rotate it. CCW to remove, CW to tighten.
  5. Chad Schloss

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    I'll try it tomorrow. Thanks :)
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    The hot side came off fairly easy, had to use a strap wrench on the cold side. Got it tightened up now. Thanks HJ :)
  7. hj

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    BOTH handles should screw on by hand. If it was that tight there is something wrong. Remove both handles and install the hot one on the cold side. If it is still tight, there is a bad thread on the faucet body and it should be exchanged for a new faucet. If the cold handle is tight on the hot side, then the problem is the handle itself and you can call 1-800-BUYMOEN and have them send you a replacement. It should NOT have been loose in the first place, but the bad thread probably did not let the assembler finish tightening it.
  8. Chad Schloss

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    Thanks, I will try that tomorrow and call moen if it is still tight after swapping handles. :)
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