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    Question Moen shower valve moans

    Hey Guys,

    I have a Moen shower valve in my home's main bathroom. I am currently renovating my master bathroom and to re-run soem plumbing and rough in the new shower valve, I had to turn the main house valve on and off a few times. Now the Moen shower valve in the main bathroom moans when I move the lever to the hot side. It is a single handle and it seems to make the moaning noise anywhere along the warm water side.

    Any ideas why or what I can do to fix it?

    Thanks!

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahosh View Post
    Hey Guys,

    I have a Moen shower valve in my home's main bathroom. I am currently renovating my master bathroom and to re-run soem plumbing and rough in the new shower valve, I had to turn the main house valve on and off a few times. Now the Moen shower valve in the main bathroom moans when I move the lever to the hot side. It is a single handle and it seems to make the moaning noise anywhere along the warm water side.

    Any ideas why or what I can do to fix it?

    Thanks!

    Andrew
    Call Moen at 1-800-289-6636 Describe the problem to them and they will send you a free replacement cartridge kit.

    Just had same problem.

    Jerry
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    Good answer Jerry!

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    The problem with that answer is that if it is a Moentrol valve the noise could be in the pressure balancing spool and a new stem will not cure it.
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    I just got around to replacing my Cartrige. Last week I attempted to break it free with the plastic "tool" included in the kit. No way would it budge. I called Moen and they sold me the REAL TOOL for $25 and shipped it FedEx.

    I sprayed the old Cartrige with some PB Blaster 2 days ago. Tonight, With the REAL TOOL it came out. That tool works like a bearing puller where you can apply pulling pressure and at the same time slightly twist the cart. That did the trick.
    JR

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    The problem with that answer is that if it is a Moentrol valve the noise could be in the pressure balancing spool and a new stem will not cure it.
    Mine was a positemp from 2001.
    JR

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