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 Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: RichRock (FL)

Hello all!
Bathtub faucet has slow drip that I can't seem to stop...Any ideas?
FWIW: I removed handle for better view.





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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: Curly (CA)

Need new Moen cartridge #1225.

Also looks like part of the handle is still attached to cartridge. Older style Moen handles are know to separate like that. If so, you will also need new shower valve handle.

Watch some videos on how to replace cartridge.

If you don't fill comfortable doing it- hire a professional.

A lot can wrong very quickly and then you are stuck with no water in the house.......

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: RichRock (FL)

Thanks!

As far as part of the handle still being attached to cartridge, my best guess is the front circular piece with two tabs.
Here's a closer view...



Here's the handle and parts that I took off...

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: packy (MA)

that bump on the top hides a tab on a horseshoe shaped clip . pull those pieces towards you to reveal the tab.
after that, watch a few videos to see how to proceed.
moen will send you free parts if you contact them.

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: RichRock (FL)

Does it still appear that part of the handle still attached to the cartridge?
Pull which pieces towards me?

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: packy (MA)

i don't do much moen work but that front piece with tabs looks like a limit stop to keep the handle from turning too far into the hot zone. it should slide forward and off allowing the pieces behind it to slide forward.

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: hj (AZ)

That piece is the "handle adapter" to attach the crystal handle to the stem. the metal piece inside the handle "snaps" into it and is NOT supposed to come apart when the handle is removed. That model does NOT have a "limit stop".

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: PlumberLoren (CA)

It looks like you might need an extension stem. Maybe not. When you replace the cartridge, be sure to use a 3/4" copper fitting cleaning brush to remove any calcium inside the valve body. You new cartridge will include lube for easy operation.

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: packy (MA)

hj, so that 'handle adapter' should just pull off? he either needs a new handle or just snap it back together??

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

The screw that goes into the cartridge will hold it together, he needs to pry the remaining piece free.

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: RichRock (FL)

What is the remaining piece that he needs to pry free?

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: packy (MA)

the metal part of the handle that seperated from the plastic part.

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: hj (AZ)

quote; You new cartridge will include lube for easy operation.

SINCE WHEN? I have never gotten it with a Moen cartridge.

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: hj (AZ)

PRobably stuck, but the two pieces just push together, or get a new one piece handle.

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: RichRock (FL)

Is this the metal part of the handle that separated from the plastic part that he needs to pry free??




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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

Yes, it slides upon the cartridge stem. A small thin blade screwdriver blade pushed into that opening should cause it to slide free.

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: RichRock (FL)

Great, thanks!
Using the screwdriver blade pushed into that opening did not work for me, it stayed stuck, pulled out and turn the water on. I could've put more pressure but felt like I may damage the cartridge. What worked for me, was using 2 small pliers, one on each of the small tabs sticking out. That said, What is the difference between Moen 1225 and 1225b cartridge?...Which would you use?



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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: packy (MA)

one is plastic and one is brass.
so lets turn this question back at you..
given the choice of a cheap plastic or quality brass cartridge, which would you use ??

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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: RichRock (FL)

Comparing the 1225 vs 1225b, @ HD, both Specs say "Material: Brass". However, 1225 Specs say "Application: Tub & Shower", where as the 1225b says "Application: Bathroom Sink, Kitchen Sink".

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Curly

Need new Moen cartridge #1225...

I believe, the 1225 is Brass and what I need for this bathtub project, thanks!
Which replacement handle do I need to go with it?



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 Re: Bathtub faucet slow drip
Author: RichRock (FL)

Directly from MOEN...

"Moen Single-Handle Replacement Cartridge 1225 & 1225b are exactly the same cartridge, packaged differently. They are both a hybrid of brass and composite (plastic). If you want all brass, you can use 1200/1200b. HD Specs are wrong on 1225/1225b; they can both be used for either kitchen or bath sink or tub. Two basic handles that you can use are Moen #96797 and #100224.".

1225/1225b vs. 1200/1200b




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