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Removing Moen Kitchen Faucet

Removing Moen Kitchen Faucet

PartsOne little known secret is that Moen guarantees its parts for life. If you ever have an issue, call up your local country Moen headquarters and after filling out a form and sending them photos of your problem, they will send you the parts. You will need to figure out what faucet you have. There is a feature on their website to let you identify your Moen fixture if you don’t know or obtained it with the house from a previous owner or the builder (like I did). In those cases you will not have a receipt. No worries! Just explain that when filling out your form. ToolsFor this job you will need a Philips head (“+”) screwdriver, a Flat-head (“-“) screwdriver, and an adjustable wrench (I use something called a “pipe wrench pliers”). You will also need an allen-key (hex) but fortunately it is supplied by Moen (as you will see in the video). Just in case, you should have a set of allen keys around. There is also a small plastic tool that Moen will supply to help you turn your cartridge and loosen the old one so you can remove it, and also line up your new one. I think that’s pretty much all you need.SchematicsGo online and download the instructions or schematics. Study them to get a general understanding and read the instructions as well, which go over everything in this Instructable. However, if you don’t understand or get confused by instructions on paper, the video and color photos in this Instructable may help you figure things out better.OtherDon’t forget to TURN OFF the WATER to your kitchen faucet! I have knobs just under my sink to cut off the water supply. Also, have a roll of paper towel or regular towels to wipe up the mess because as you will see in the video, at some points even though the water is turned off, some residual water in the spout and cartridge will come out and make a mess!
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Removing Moen Kitchen Faucet

Full Answer Before removing a Moen kitchen faucet, turn off water supply. The handle for turning off the water supply is usually located on the water supply lines present beneath the sink. Turn the handle in a clockwise direction to cut off water supply. If there is no handle to turn off water supply near the sink, cut off water supply near the water meter. To remove the Moen kitchen faucet, first pry off the index plate located on the faucet’s handle using a screwdriver with a flat head. The index plate is a decorative cover underneath which the retaining screw of the faucet is located. Unscrew this screw using a Philips screwdriver to detach the faucet’s handle. Next, take out the bonnet nut that is located at the top of the unit using a pair of adjustable pliers. Turn the pliers in a counter-clockwise direction. Alternatively, use a basin wrench for this purpose. Now that the faucet is detached, remove it by pulling it upwards and out. Learn more about Plumbing Sources: ehow.com plumbing.about.com
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Removing Moen Kitchen Faucet

Al Moen invented the cartridge faucet, and cartridge faucets remain a specialty of the Moen company. The company designs them to be removable so you easily can replace rubber gaskets and O-rings that may be causing leaks. Unfortunately, these rubber parts often stick to the valve housing and make removing the cartridge a challenging job. Moen sells a tool that makes pulling cartridges easier, but sometimes you need more help than that.
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Removing Moen Kitchen Faucet

One little known secret is that Moen guarantees its parts for life. If you ever have an issue, call up your local country Moen headquarters and after filling out a form and sending them photos of your problem, they will send you the parts. You will need to figure out what faucet you have. There is a feature on their website to let you identify your Moen fixture if you don’t know or obtained it with the house from a previous owner or the builder (like I did). In those cases you will not have a receipt. No worries! Just explain that when filling out your form.
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Removing Moen Kitchen Faucet

Remove the Old Faucet Using a basin wrench, reach up behind the faucet, and unscrew the coupling nuts connecting the supply tubes to the faucet (figure 1). Use the basin wrench to remove the mounting nuts holding the faucet in place (figure 2). With the mounting nuts disconnected, lift out the old faucet, and use an adjustable wrench to disconnect the sprayer hose from the assembly (figure 3). Lift out the sprayer hose. After the faucet is removed, use a scouring pad to clean the sink surface thoroughly. If the sprayer-hose escutcheon cap is in good shape, you may want to leave it on. If not, replace it with the one included with the new faucet.

Removing Moen Kitchen Faucet

Attach the Flexible Connectors The hot and cold supply tubes on the faucet may vary in length, depending on the brand. You may want to attach flexible connectors to adapt the faucet for a particular installation. If so, attach them to the fittings on the faucet’s supply tubes. Use two wrenches to tighten each connection — one to hold the faucet-fitting stationary and one to turn and tighten the female fitting on the flexible connector. This two-wrench technique will help prevent twisting and damaging the faucet’s copper supply lines. (Note: Depending on the size of the hole, you may have a tight fit and thus be able to attach only one flexible connector before seating the faucet assembly. In that case, you may need to wait and attach one of them from underneath the sink once the faucet’s in place.)
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Removing Moen Kitchen Faucet

The hot and cold supply tubes on the faucet may vary in length, depending on the brand. You may want to attach flexible connectors to adapt the faucet for a particular installation. If so, attach them to the fittings on the faucet’s supply tubes. Use two wrenches to tighten each connection — one to hold the faucet-fitting stationary and one to turn and tighten the female fitting on the flexible connector. This two-wrench technique will help prevent twisting and damaging the faucet’s copper supply lines. (Note: Depending on the size of the hole, you may have a tight fit and thus be able to attach only one flexible connector before seating the faucet assembly. In that case, you may need to wait and attach one of them from underneath the sink once the faucet’s in place.)
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Removing Moen Kitchen Faucet

One of the largest manufacturers of home plumbing solutions, Moen produces cartridge based faucets for kitchen and bathroom use. This allows a single faucet to control the amount and temperature of the water used. Moen's faucets are durable and well-regarded, but sometimes they need to be replaced. Removing them can be tricky, but with proper instruction it isn't as difficult as it first appears.
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To remove a Moen kitchen faucet, detach the index plate on the handle of the faucet and remove the screw that is exposed to take out the handle. Next, take out the bonnet nut that holds the faucet in its position and finally remove the faucet by pulling it out.
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A: Quick Answer To remove a Moen kitchen faucet, detach the index plate on the handle of the faucet and remove the screw that is exposed to take out the handle. Next, take out the bonnet nut that holds the faucet in its position and finally remove the faucet by pulling it out. Continue Reading
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Quick Answer To remove a Moen kitchen faucet, detach the index plate on the handle of the faucet and remove the screw that is exposed to take out the handle. Next, take out the bonnet nut that holds the faucet in its position and finally remove the faucet by pulling it out. Continue Reading
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Using a basin wrench, reach up behind the faucet, and unscrew the coupling nuts connecting the supply tubes to the faucet (figure 1). Use the basin wrench to remove the mounting nuts holding the faucet in place (figure 2). With the mounting nuts disconnected, lift out the old faucet, and use an adjustable wrench to disconnect the sprayer hose from the assembly (figure 3). Lift out the sprayer hose. After the faucet is removed, use a scouring pad to clean the sink surface thoroughly. If the sprayer-hose escutcheon cap is in good shape, you may want to leave it on. If not, replace it with the one included with the new faucet.
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The hot and cold supply tubes on the faucet may vary in length, depending on the brand. You may want to attach flexible connectors to adapt the faucet for a particular installation. If so, attach them to the fittings on the faucet’s supply tubes. Use two wrenches to tighten each connection — one to hold the faucet-fitting stationary and one to turn and tighten the female fitting on the flexible connector. This two-wrench technique will help prevent twisting and damaging the faucet’s copper supply lines.

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