Broken shower faucet

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Old 04-10-18, 07:39 AM
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Broken shower faucet

I broke my shower faucet and want to repair it, though I have no experience with this kind of thing. The shower head had been leaking, and I noticed if I pushed in a bit extra on the handle it would stop. Well, the last time I did it there was a loud cracking sound and the handle stuck in, The faucet is the style that has one handle that pulls out for on and pushes in for off and turns left and right for hot and cold. There is a large metal trim piece around it. I believe the front piece prys off to give access to the screw that holds the handle on, but from there I am not sure what to do. Any help is appreciated.
 
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Old 04-10-18, 11:07 AM
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Does the faucet body now move in and out when you turn the water on and off? If so the faucet body may have broken free from it's mounting in the wall.
 
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Old 04-10-18, 07:00 PM
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No, the only symptom right now is that the handle is stuck in. Given the loud crack I heard when I pressed it and some reading up on this Iím thinking I must have broken the cartridge. I havenít taken anything apart yet.
 
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Old 04-11-18, 05:50 AM
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This sounds like the old MOEN push pull unit. Remove the cartridge and replace it.
 
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Old 04-11-18, 07:26 AM
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Before taking this apart the incoming hot and cold water needs to be shut off and open a nearby faucet to relieve the pressure in the lines
Post a picture please so we can see what your seeing..
 
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Old 04-11-18, 11:54 AM
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Thanks for the responses. I will update with progress.
 
 

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