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Installing the Moen 1225/1200 Cartridge

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Overview

Introduction

To complete the project, you should first gather the tools and all the parts you will need. Next, the basic steps are to disassemble the handle, remove the cartridge, reinstall the new cartridge, and test your water.

You should have the following tools available to you before you start: adjustable wrench, channel-lock pliers, open-ended wrench, safety glasses, flashlight, and screwdrivers.

Before You Start…
  • Skill Level & Time to Complete
    • Beginner - About 1 hour
    • Intermediate - About 30 minutes
    • Advanced - About 15 minutes
  • Caution: Before installing new faucet, always turn water supply OFF before removing existing faucet. Turn faucet on to relieve water pressure and to insure water is completely off. Faucet models have slightly different instructions. Please review each step before installing.

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Steps

  1. 1

    If you are replacing a cartridge in faucet type A continue to step 2a.
    If you are replacing a cartridge in faucet type B continue to step 3a.
    If you are replacing a cartridge in faucet type C continue to step 4a.
    If you are replacing a cartridge in faucet type D continue to step 5a.
    If you are replacing a cartridge in faucet type E continue to step 6a.
    If you are replacing a cartridge in faucet type F continue to step 7a.

  2. 2a
    Disassembly

    To remove the cartridge from your faucet assembly, first use a flat-headed screwdriver to carefully pry the cover from the handle. Using a Philips screwdriver unscrew the handle screw.

  3. 2b

    Pull the handle off from the faucet and pull the limit stop off. Remove the washer from the cartridge and use pliers to remove the retaining clip.

  4. 2c
    Cartridge Removal

    You are now ready to remove the old cartridge. Insert the white plastic tool, which is included in your kit, onto the cartridge stem so that it straddles the ears. Use pliers on the white plastic tool and loosen the cartridge by twisting back and forth. After removing the white plastic tool, grasp the cartridge stem and pull it straight out of the valve.

  5. 2d
    Cartridge Reassembly

    You can now install your new cartridge. Push the cartridge straight into the valve, making sure that the ears of the cartridge are lined up precisely with the retaining clip notch.

  6. 2e

    To install the cartridge into your faucet assembly, reverse the steps that you followed to remove the old cartridge. Reinstall the clip and replace the washer onto the cartridge. Then replace the limit stop, and replace and secure the handle. Finally, snap the handle cover into place. Go to step 8 if you want to reverse the Hot and Cold sides.

  7. 3a
    Disassembly

    To remove the cartridge from your faucet assembly, first use a hex wrench to loosen and remove the screw from the front of the handle. Then, pull the handle off from the faucet.

  8. 3b

    Unscrew the handle adapter and remove it. Using channel lock pliers twist off and remove the two rings.

  9. 3c

    Use pliers to remove the retaining clip. Then remove the washer and limit stop.

  10. 3d
    Cartridge Removal

    You are now ready to remove the old cartridge. Insert the white plastic tool, which is included in your kit, onto the cartridge stem so that it straddles the ears. Use pliers on the white plastic tool and loosen the cartridge by twisting back and forth. After removing the white plastic tool, grasp the cartridge stem and pull it straight out of the valve.

  11. 3e
    Cartridge Reassembly

    You can now install your new cartridge. Push the cartridge straight into the valve, making sure that the ears of the cartridge are lined up precisely with the retaining clip notch.

  12. 3f

    To reinstall the cartridge into your faucet assembly, reverse the steps that you followed to remove the old cartridge. Replace the retaining clip and reinstall the washer and the limit stop onto the top of the cartridge. Replace the two rings.

  13. 3g

    Using a Philips head screwdriver screw the handle adapter onto the cartridge stem. Push the handle down onto the faucet housing, and re-secure with the hex key. Go to step 8 if you want to reverse the Hot and Cold sides.

  14. 4a
    Disassembly

    To remove the cartridge from your faucet assembly, first use a hex wrench to loosen and remove the screw from underneath the handle. Then, pull the handle out away from the wall and unscrew the handle adapter and remove it.

  15. 4b

    To get access to the cartridge, unscrew and remove the faucet escutcheon. Remove the washer and the limit stop from the cartridge and use pliers to remove the retaining clip.

  16. 4c
    Cartridge Removal

    You are now ready to remove the old cartridge. Insert the white plastic tool, which is included in your kit, onto the cartridge stem so that it straddles the ears. Use pliers on the white plastic tool and loosen the cartridge by twisting back and forth. After removing the white plastic tool, grasp the cartridge stem and pull it straight out of the valve.

  17. 4d
    Cartridge Reassembly

    You can now install your new cartridge. Push the cartridge straight into the valve, making sure that the ears of the cartridge are lined up precisely with the retaining clip notch.

  18. 4e

    To reinstall the cartridge into your faucet assembly, reverse the steps that you followed to remove the old cartridge. Reinstall the retaining clip, the limit stop and the washer onto the cartridge. Fasten the escutcheon to the wall.

  19. 4f

    Replace the handle adapter, and finally secure the handle using the hex key. Go to step 8 if you want to reverse the Hot and Cold sides.

  20. 5a
    Disassembly

    To remove the cartridge from your kitchen faucet assembly, first use a flat-headed screwdriver to carefully pry the cover from the top of the handle. Using a Philips screwdriver, unscrew the handle screw and pull the handle up off the faucet assembly. Unscrew the collar by hand and lift off. Next, lift off the pivot retainer (black in color).

  21. 5b

    Using a crescent wrench, twist off the retainer nut. Pull off the washer from the cartridge and use pliers to remove the retaining clip.

  22. 5c
    Cartridge Removal

    You are now ready to remove the old cartridge. Insert the white plastic tool, which is included in your kit, onto the cartridge stem so that it straddles the ears. Use pliers on the white plastic tool and loosen the cartridge by twisting back and forth. After removing the white plastic tool, grasp the cartridge stem and pull it straight out of the valve.

  23. 5d
    Cartridge Reassembly

    You can now install your new cartridge. Push the cartridge straight into the valve, making sure that the ears of the cartridge are lined up precisely with the retaining clip notch.

  24. 5e

    To reinstall the cartridge into your faucet assembly, reverse the steps that you followed to remove the old cartridge. Reinstall the washer onto the cartridge stem and reattach the retainer nut.

  25. 5f

    Tighten the collar on to the faucet assembly. Lastly, reattach the handle and click the handle cover into place. Go to step 8 if you want to reverse the Hot and Cold sides.

  26. 6a
    Disassembly

    To remove the cartridge from your faucet assembly, first use a hex wrench to loosen and remove the screw from the base of the handle. Then, pull the handle up off the faucet assembly.

  27. 6b

    Unscrew the dome and remove it. Remove the connector screw and lift off the adaptor and connector assembly. Next, remove the white handle stop.

  28. 6c

    Unscrew the retainer nut using a crescent wrench. Pull off the washer from the cartridge and use pliers to remove the retaining clip.

  29. 6d
    Cartridge Removal

    You are now ready to remove the old cartridge. Insert the white plastic tool, which is included in your kit, onto the cartridge stem so that it straddles the ears. Use pliers on the white plastic tool and loosen the cartridge by twisting back and forth. After removing the white plastic tool, grasp the cartridge stem and pull it straight out of the valve.

  30. 6e
    Cartridge Reassembly

    You can now install your new cartridge. Push the cartridge straight into the valve, making sure that the ears of the cartridge are lined up precisely with the retaining clip notch.

  31. 6f

    To reinstall the cartridge into your faucet assembly, reverse the steps that you followed to remove the old cartridge. Reattach the ring with adjustable pliers. Reinstall the washer onto the cartridge stem and reattach the retainer nut.

  32. 6g

    Secure the handle adapter to the cartridge stem and replace the cover. Lastly, reattach the handle. Go to step 8 if you want to reverse the Hot and Cold sides.

  33. 7a
    Disassembly

    To remove the cartridge from your faucet assembly, first use a flat-headed screwdriver to carefully pry the cover from the handle. Using a Philips screwdriver, unscrew the handle screw and pull the handle up off from the faucet.

  34. 7b

    Using pliers, loosen and remove the pivot retainer nut as well. Remove the washer from the cartridge and use pliers to remove the retaining clip.

  35. 7c
    Cartridge Removal

    You are now ready to remove the old cartridge. Insert the white plastic tool, which is included in your kit, onto the cartridge stem so that it straddles the ears. Use pliers on the white plastic tool and loosen the cartridge by twisting back and forth. After removing the white plastic tool, grasp the cartridge stem and pull it straight out of the valve.

  36. 7d
    Cartridge Reassembly

    You can now install your new cartridge. Push the cartridge straight into the valve, making sure that the ears of the cartridge are lined up precisely with the retaining clip notch.

  37. 7e

    To reinstall the cartridge into your faucet assembly, reverse the steps that you followed to remove the old cartridge. Replace the washer onto the cartridge stem. Using pliers, secure the limit stop to the faucet assembly.

  38. 7f

    Reattach the handle by flipping it down over the cartridge from the back. Secure the handle with the screw and clip the handle cover into place. Go to step 8 if you want to reverse the Hot and Cold sides.

  39. 8
    Reversing Hot & Cold

    If you need to reverse the sides for Hot and Cold water first remove the handle. Next, rotate stem exactly 180 degrees and replace the handle.

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