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Cartridge Replacement: Roman Tub 1224, 14891 and 1248 Cartridge

There are multiple cartridges used on Roman Tub faucets. Confirming which one you are working with will require removing the handle and identifying your handle mechanism. If these requirements have not yet been confirmed, see Roman Tub Deck Mount: Lever or Roman Tub Deck Mount: Knob for details at solutions.moen.com.

Preparation:

  • The water supply shut off valves must be turned off- see article How to Turn Off the Water Supply to the Faucet.
  • Recommended Tools: Needle-Nose Pliers and/or Removal Tool 14272
  • The following instructions assume the handle and associated handle pieces have been removed. For additional details, visit Roman Tub Deck Mount: Lever or Roman Tub Deck Mount: Knob and select the type you are repairing. The faucet guide will contain specific information on handle assemblies associated with that style of product.
Determine Assembly Type: Choose your assembly type from the three versions below before you begin the cartridge removal instructions. 
White Adapter with White Hex Nut
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With the water supply off. Unthread the white hex nut (#4) and compare your version with the image below. If you have the two piece version, go to Cartridge Nut and Cartridge Removal: Disassembly. If you have the single piece version, go to step 2 in Cartridge Nut and Cartridge Removal: Disassembly.

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White Adapter with Chrome Nut
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With the water supply off, unthread the chrome nut, remove the white adapter, unscrew the Phillips head screw and lift out the white stem extension. Move to Cartridge Nut and Cartridge Removal: Disassembly

Stem Extension- Fully Splined Exterior (colors may vary)
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With the water supply off, use a Phillips screwdriver to unthread the Phillips screw. Lift out the splined stem extension. Move to Cartridge Nut and Cartridge Removal: Disassembly.

 Cartridge Nut and Cartridge Removal: The Cartridge Nut can be removed using either a Moen Removal Tool 14272 or Needle Nose Pliers

 

This image illustrates the location and the points of contact that the tool will need to make. The nut is threaded so the tool will need to be rotated counter clockwise to remove it.
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Using Removal Tool 14272

Disassembly:

  1. Use the removal tool 14272 to unscrew the cartridge nut (#1).
  2. Use pliers to pull the cartridge (#2) out.

It is recommended to clean and flush the valve body, see article Valve Body Cleaning and Flushing.

Assembly:

  1. Align the tab on the front of the cartridge (#2) with the recessed indentation on the inside of the valve body (#3) and slide the cartridge (#2) into the valve body (#3).
  2. Use the removal tool to thread the cartridge nut (#1) into the valve body (#3).

 

Using Needle-Nose Pliers

Disassembly:

  1. Insert needle nose pliers into the valve body (#3) so they are in the recesses in the cartridge nut (#1). Unscrew the cartridge nut (#1) counter-clockwise to remove.
  2. Use pliers to pull the cartridge (#2) out.

It is recommended to clean and flush the valve body, see article Valve Body Cleaning and Flushing.

Assembly:

  1. Align the tab on the front of the cartridge (#2) with the recessed indentation on the inside of the valve body (#3) and slide the cartridge (#2) into the valve body (#3).
  2. Place the cartridge nut (#1) into the valve body (#3). Insert needle-nose pliers into the valve body (#3) so they are in the recesses in the cartridge nut (#1). Thread the cartridge nut (#1) clockwise to install.

 


For additional information on Roman Tub Fillers visit Roman Tub Deck Mount: Lever or Roman Tub Deck Mount: Knob. For information on other Moen products visit solutions.moen.com 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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