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Thread: Moen bathroom faucet ring shield

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    DIY Junior Member bakechad's Avatar
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    Default Moen bathroom faucet ring shield

    Taking the advice I received in my last post, I replaced my broken American Standard bathroom Faucet with a new Moen Villeta.

    For once I had all of the right tools and the removal and installation went great.

    The problem I have is that when I turn the faucet on dead center, it comes back down. At first it was reducing the flow by about 50%. Then I moved the ring shield (part #8) around and now it just drops a hair and does not reduce the flow of water.

    So my questions are:

    1.) Is the ring shield supposed move? It moves up and down and turns with the handle.
    2.) Is it normal for the handle to “drop” a little when I turn it on?






    Thanks

    Chad

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    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
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    It's a new faucet
    In just a little time, there will be more friction from use.
    This is just temporary.

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    One day years from now you will be leaning on it pretty hard to shut it off...
    Then you get to put in a new cartridge and it will be loose again for a while...
    Don't sweat it! There is a very long time in between where it is just right!

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