Re: Plumbing
Posted by hj on January 20, 19101 at 08:48:22:
In response to Re: Plumbing
What you did what similar to replacing all the chrome trim on an automobile because the engine would not start. The cartridge is the thing that controls the water flow and how hard, or whether, it turns on and off. Replacing the cartridge would be a lot cheaper than what you have already done. And it would have cured the original problem and will cure this one. Spraying WD-40 on it should not have had any effect, since the tightness occurs where the spray could not reach it.

: My Moen shower pull on shut off faucet will not shut off. Previously, I could hardly shut off the water after showering, ie., I could not push the faucet handle in. I replaced the shower trim, faceplate, stop tube, handle, etc. It worked good for one day then I could not get the cartridge to stay in (in a shut off position. Upon shutting off the water, I noticed that the faucet handle was slowly pulling back out, i.e., in an on position.

: I may add that before installing the new faceplate, etc., I tried to push the faucet in and thought that if I sprayed WD 40 and silicon on the cartridge, it would become easier to shut off. I hope I did not do the wrong thing and that the lubrication is now the cause of the problem and that I now must replace the cartridge. Also, this is the original faucet and the house is about 35 years old. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks to all in advance.

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