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My Moen kitchen faucet cartridge was replaced. Since then, the temperatures are all off. Wrong part used?

Contractors putting in windows broke the previous one and replaced it. It's a single handle faucet. We only get cold to warm water now, no hot.

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    sounds like somebody put the handle assembly on wrong

    moen single handle kitchen faucets as well as lav. faucets use a moen 1225 cartridge

    1225 a or 1225 b will work the same ( the 1225 a has more brass )

    try this sight

    Ive been a repair plumber for years

  • 1 decade ago

    I have a similar problem. I get hot and warm... to get ice cold, i have to turn (the single) handle about 180 degrees from hot. I put the cartrdige in myself when renovating kitchen, before that it was working fine. I know in my case the solution is to take apart the faucet and turn the cartridge around slightly. This might work for you as well. If your're not sure how to do it, its probably best to call the contractor back....sometimes its complicated to put the cartridge back in if its been tinkered with or taken out. The cartridges are specific to certain moen faucets, i think its unlikely the wrong part was used.

  • 1 decade ago

    Double check the alignment of the cartridge to ensure that it's in there straight and that the o-rings didn't move. Otherwise, yes, it sounds like they got the wrong one.

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