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 Moen diverter stuck
Author: vitesse (TX)

I'm trying to repair a Moen shower diverter. The part number is 94543. I can't get the diverter out of its housing. I've read about both the clip that holds in certain cartridges, and the one that rotates out. I don't think this particular cartridge has a clip. But I don't see a flat or anything to allow me to rotate the diverter out. I've got the brass nut out exposing most of the front of the diverter.

Here is a diagram of what I have (not the first drawing in the PDF, the second, older one):
[www.moen.com]

Here is what I am looking at right now:
[imgur.com]

Edit: Soaked it in CLR, and the valve just pulls out.
Any ideas?



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 Re: Moen diverter stuck
Author: dlh (TX)

grab and pull hard. the o-ring is probably whats keeping it from pulling out. it may come out in pieces but if your replacing it that wont matter as long as you get all the pieces out

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 Re: Moen diverter stuck
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

I agree but advise rotating and pulling forward.then flash lite inspect for lost rubber seal before the new one is installed.

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 Re: Moen diverter stuck
Author: bill plumber (FL)

20$ cheap Lowes or Home Depot Moen cartridge puller.

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 Re: Moen diverter stuck
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

Bill not really going to work on this plastic rubber sleeved stem.the shank is at the brass on un-install.Heat for plumbers works!!!

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 Re: Moen diverter stuck
Author: bill plumber (FL)

Lemon in all seriousness can you pull that diverter with a Moen cartridge remover?

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 Re: Moen diverter stuck
Author: Shoemaker2 (MA)

I would put the handle screw back in and grab it with vise-grips then tap it out with a hammer.

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 Re: Moen diverter stuck
Author: plumbdude36 (OH)

I have found that if you drill several holes in the cartridge(small dia bit) that usually works, just keep digging. never came accross one that i coudnt get out. may take some time but it will come out.



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 Re: Moen diverter stuck
Author: hj (AZ)

You might want to back up a few inches before taking another picture, because the one you took does not show anything about your valve, except the end of the stem.

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 Re: Moen diverter stuck
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

I tried but then found the barrel .It has a rubber gromet that sticks bad .It is a newer/3 handle valve\ that is most often melted by diy.But like all moen carts.if you can rotate it you can remove it!The failure is it sticks and will not divert.

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