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NTP    Posted 01-20-2018 at 08:21:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Have a shower problem in one of my rental units with a Moan faucet.. No water comes out of the spout when I turn the knob either way for hot and cold. I purchased and replaced a new cartridge with the same results. I then removed the cartridge and turned on the water and got a full stream into the tub, so no water supply problem. I then turned the cartridge 180 degrees and same problem. Any ideas of what my problem could be? I don't relish the idea of tearing out the wall to replace the faucet.

    Philny    Posted 01-21-2018 at 20:00:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Have you tried removing the shower head

    j4nss(WNY)    Posted 01-20-2018 at 15:24:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • How old is the shower valve? If it was made in the last 15 years it has to be pressure balanced to prevent scalding. If you take the escutcheon plate off you will se a large screwdriver slot. That is your pressure balance spool. Sometimes they stick and you will get no flow. Try removing it.It should rattle when you shake it. If not spray it with WD-40 or something similar to try to free it up. If that doesn't work,replace the spool.

    steveVa    Posted 01-20-2018 at 08:33:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • This may be a silly question, but the joen I have you pull out on it to get flow. Turning it right to left just changes temp. You need to tilt it or pull out on it to get flow. Is yoyrs the type you pull out to get flow??

    NTP    Posted 01-20-2018 at 08:51:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes, the knob was pulled out each time I tried it. The new cartridge acted the same as the old one did. I'm missing something in my thinking of how faucets "should" work. Any ideas appreciated. No water comes out of the spout or the shower head, so I can eleimnate the spout as the problem.

    Richard NY 2N    Posted 01-20-2018 at 09:30:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Call moen and explain your problem. My son had trouble with a cartridge. Turned out it was defective, so they sent a replacement.

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