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My Moen lever handle faucet is getting very stiff to operate.

Customer Question

My Moen lever handle faucet is getting very stiff to operate. Works OK, but is annoying to use. Can I lubricate it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 5 years ago.

Rick the plumber :

Welcome to Just Answer, I will do my best to help with your problem

Rick the plumber :

You probably need to replace the cartridge

Customer :

How difficult is it to replace the cartridge?

Rick the plumber :

Not too difficult if it's an older Moen but you may need to buy a cartridge puller

Customer :

Is there a model # anywhere on the handle that I can use to go buy a cartridge?

Rick the plumber :

Is this a tub/shower valve/faucet or a sink faucet? No point in buying the cartridge until you know if you need the puller too

Customer :

This is a sink faucet.

Rick the plumber :

kitchen faucet?

Customer :

Yes

Rick the plumber :

here's a link to the Moen website with step by step instrutions

Customer :

Thanks for the very helpful info...I'll check out the website.

Rick the plumber :

You're welcome

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