Stuck Moen shower stem valve

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by stuckshowerguy, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. stuckshowerguy

    stuckshowerguy New Member

    Jun 25, 2013
    Hi folks, looking for some advice on how to get a shower valve unstuck. A roommate broke the handle off a couple years ago, and i just put a new one on....and realized why the last one broke, the valve seems stuck. Won't push, pull, turn, nothing, nada. The wall plate says its a Stanodyne, picture is attached. From what I am seeing I have a feeling that if I call a plumber Im going to end up with a bigger hole in my wall and a bigger hole in my wallet, too. Any obvious tricks/tips/solutions to getting this valve to work?

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    Moen 1225B cartridge will fix that.

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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    quote; Moen 1225B cartridge will fix that. It WILL, after he gets the old one out, which is the problem he is asking about. The answer may be that YOU will not get it out, but a skilled plumber with the right tools, (and I have about 5 different ones to remove it depending on the situation and how it degrades as each tool is applied to the core), should be able to do it in a matter of minutes.
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