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    Default Moentrol 3330 - pulling cart prior to soldering?!

    Hi - I have what appears to be a rather difficult time doing something apparently very simple. I am attempting to pull the two cartridges from a Moentrol valve in preparation of pipe soldering.

    The instruction pamphlet indicates that this is accomplished is two easy steps:

    1. remove the two retainer clips (check) and

    2. use a pair of pliers to remove the cartridge from the valve body.

    However, no amount of pulling seems to budge the cartridges. They turn just fine and the "pin" moves in and out, but neither cartridge will actually slide out. I referenced the Moen website and while no instructions for the Moentrol unit were available, a number of animated sequences showing similar removal were seen. The pliers that I am using are garden variety and are starting to leave small scrapes on the brass finish. Not wanting to continue damaging the surface, I elected to get smart and seek advice.

    Any help, especially pointing out any or all of my stupid over-sight(s), would be greatly appreciated!

    Kelvin

    Last edited by Terry; 03-14-2012 at 10:21 PM.

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    Take the screw that's intended to hold the handle on and screw it into the end of the stem so you don't mess that up.


    First I've heard of someone having trouble initially with a moen from the go; it's usually years later when you absolutely cannot get them to budge.

    Go to your local plumbing supply and get a cartridge puller; they work quite well in this application and will remove that cartridge without further adieu.
    Last edited by Terry; 03-14-2012 at 10:21 PM.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    Thanks Rugged,

    Is this tool available at Home Depot or should I seek a specialty plumbing supplier?

    Also, if the cartridge is "stuck" does that also mean that it is broken or defective. I guess the question is, do I need to replace the cartridges prior to reinserting them into the valve assembly?

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    Yes......it's a very common item needed for moen faucets.

    No....it's a trademark problem with moen that'll never go away. Thus the reason there's a market for making the tools to remove the cartridge.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    You mention "2 clips", " 2 cartridges", etc., but the Moentrol only has one cartridge and a balancing spool. If you intend to overheat the valve then you should unscrew the balancing spool also.

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    Poster probably has the Moentrol with the transfer valve attached.That has two cartridges.

    Last edited by Terry; 03-14-2012 at 10:23 PM.

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