Posi-Temp Shower faucet control directions changed after cartridge replacement

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  1. Shobuddy

    Shobuddy New Member

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    I just replaced the cartridge on my Moen single handle shower. The controls used to be as follows:

    South - Off
    East - Cold
    North - Warm
    West - Hot

    After putting it back together, everything shifted 180 degrees so now it is:

    South - Warm
    East - Hot
    North - Off
    West - Cold

    Not sure what I did wrong putting it back together. Any input would be great.
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The cartridge can be reversed in case the hot and the cold were not plumbed correctly.
    Remove the clip, pull it out slightly and rotate the cartridge 180 degrees.

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    Normally at the top of the cartridge, there will be on H on the left side, assuming there was hot plumbed to the left of the valve.

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    Last edited: Jun 18, 2020
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  4. Marlinman

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  5. hj

    hj Master Plumber

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    Whether they rotate the cartridge or rotate the stem depends on WHICH Moen stem it is.
     
  6. Shobuddy

    Shobuddy New Member

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    Thanks for the responses! Using the Moen 1222 cartridge and rotating the stem worked.
     
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