Are all Moen mixing valves the same?
For many years Moen tub/shower valves have been manufactured using one of three valves. These valves are Standard, Posi-Temp and Moentrol. Although the look is similar, the trim is not necessarily interchangeable.
How do I know which Moen valve?
If not the series number can be usually be found on the underside of the faucet or on the decorative escutcheon ring that goes around it. The second way to identify your Moen valve cartridge is to remove the old one. You will do this by first shutting off the hot and cold water feed to your shower.
What is Moen M PACT common valve?
Available for both lavatory and tub / shower faucets, M-Pact is a common valve system that allows you to change your trim above the sink, without changing the valve below the sink; making style changes and upgrades quick and easy for you.
What are the different Moen valves?
Anatomy of a Valve
- U by Moen™ Shower. Digital thermostatic with computer and mobile app-controlled temperature and flow.
- ExactTemp® ¾” Thermostatic Valve. Mechanical thermostatic control.
- M-CORE Transfer Valve. One inlet and three outlets.
- Moen M-CORE 4 Port Valves.
- Posi-Temp® Valve.
- Two- or Three-Function Transfer Valve.
Where is the model number on a Moen cartridge?
Exact model numbers can be found on your box or on your instruction sheet. If unavailable, you may find the general family series number on the back of the spout (non pullout).
How do you remove a Stanadyne cartridge?
Loosen the hex screw on the underside of the shower handle with an Allen wrench, and remove the shower handle. Turn the cartridge using a pair of pliers until the stem works loose, and pull the Stanadyne cartridge out of the valve.
How do I know if I need a new shower valve?
The first issue to look for is if there are any leaks in the valve when you turn on the water. If there are drips, that’s a good indication that you should think about replacing the valve. Because, not only are you wasting water, but water that leaks behind the wall can cause rot as well as mold and mildew growth.