what type of faucet part is this and how to remove?

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Old 12-22-19, 08:32 AM
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what type of faucet part is this and how to remove?

I've got a leaky bathroom faucet, hot side.

I have been able to stop it by removing the handle and realigning the "gears" within so it's set further back, but it keeps creeping forward.

I'm guessing there's some sort of cartridge inside here, but it's set so far down I'm not sure how to remove it. I removed the red plastic thing showing in the photo, which was held on by a screw, but what next?
 
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I'm not sure, don't recall seeing one just like that, but am thinking that you can open a pair of needle nose pliers to catch the tangs on the top of that gray collar, uscrew it, don't nick those threads up, then grab that white piece on the top of the cartridge and pull it out.
 
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Old 12-22-19, 09:50 AM
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Look for ANY letters on the faucet. A manufacturer makes it easier to find and recommend parts.

That looks like a Moen. That's the style of cartridge nut they use.

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I was finally able to find some letters under the faucet neck. It's a Moen!

Can that cartridge nut be removed with needle nose pliers as aka pedro recommended, or do I need the special tool I saw at Home Depot?
 
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Old 12-22-19, 11:36 AM
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The tool will make it easier but the needle nose will work.
Just be careful to not damage the brass threads.
 
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Thank you so much! Got it off and the cartridge out. The employee at Home Depot couldn't see where it was damaged, so I put it all back together to further monitor. So far, no leak, but I'll report back if it comes back.
 
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Old 12-23-19, 09:24 AM
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Contact Moen. They offer a lifetime warranty on cartridges. Have them send a replacement.
 
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Great tip, PJmax! That's excellent customer service by Moen. I will definitely do this. Thanks so much!
 
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Old 12-25-19, 09:22 PM
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I would get the tool.. its cheap enough.. They are usually for the roman tub cartridges.



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