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130156 Cartridge: 3/4" Exact Temp System (Prior to 2009)

This article will give step-by-step instructions on how to replace a 130156 cartridge in a multi-handle vertical spa using the 3/4" Exact Temp valve system.


  • The water supply shut off valves must be turned off- see article How to Turn Off the Water Supply to the Faucet.
  • Recommended Tools: Phillips Screwdriver, Pliers
  • The following instructions assume the handle and associated handle pieces have been removed. For additional details, visit and select the type you are repairing. The faucet guide will contain specific information on handle assemblies associated with that style of product.

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  1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the Phillips screw (#1).
  2. Remove the override actuator (#2) and spring (#3).
  3. Use pliers on the flats of the retaining nut (#4) to remove.
  4. Remove the temperature limit stop (#5).
  5. Use pliers on the flats of the cartridge (#6) to unthread the cartridge (#6) out.


  1. Use pliers to thread the cartridge (#6) in.
  2. Line the notch on the temperature limit stop (#5) with the slot on the valve body (#7) and slide the temperature limit stop (#5) in.
  3. Use pliers to tighten the retainer nut (#4).
  4. Slide the spring (#3) onto the assembly.
  5. Line up notch on the underside of the override actuator (#2) with the notch on the top of the temperature limit stop (#5) so that the notches sit next to each other and slide the override actuator (#2) on.

    Front of Temperature Limit Stop (#5)

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    Back of Override Actuator (#2)

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  6. Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the Phillips screw (#1). Be careful not to over tighten.

For additional information on Moen products visit and select the type of product you are repairing. The guide will contain repair details, troubleshooting and specific information on assembling handles associated with that style of product.

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