Do all Moen Posi-temp shower handles have stoppers?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by djscrib, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. djscrib

    djscrib New Member

    Jul 18, 2012
    Hi all,

    I have 3 Moen showers/bathtubs in my house that I believe are Posi-Temp. There is a single handle, when off it points downwards at 6 o'clock. 9 o'clock is hot, 3 o'clock is cold.

    My house is 11 years old and I'm the original owner and all these faucets work fine, with no leaks, no temperature problems.

    However they spin 360 degrees without anything to stop them. I am selling my house and was told by the buyer's inspector that the faucets are faulty since they do not have "stoppers" and can spin 360.

    For the life of me I can not recall any of these ever not rotating 360, but I can't say it's something I've paid much attention to.

    Is it correct that all Moen posi-temps have stoppers and thus I likely need a new cartridge? Or are there various models that spin 360 as part of their design?

    Thanks from a confused homeowner.
  2. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

    Aug 9, 2009
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington

    Normally I set the stopper on the vertical. On this one, it's to the right, which prevents rotation toward a hotter setting.
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    It's possible that when installed, rather than setting the stop, the installer just removed it entirely. That overcomes one of the safety features. Having it also makes it problematic if your incoming water temperature varies considerably winter to summer, as setting it properly in one season, may make it either too hot or too cold at the stop in the opposite season. While not a functional issue, it is a safety issue.
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