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Faucet Cartridges: Bathroom

How to identify which cartridge your Moen one or two handle bathroom faucet uses by handle operation and color images of the various cartridges.

Preparation: The water supply shut off valves must be turned off- see article How To Turn Off The Water Supply To The Faucet.

The chart below gives details to help identify which cartridge your faucet uses. If the installation year for the faucet is unknown, it may be necessary to remove the handle before you begin. For additional details on removing the handle, visit solutions.moen.com and select the type of faucet you are working on. The faucet guide will contain specific information on handle assemblies associated with that style of product.

Cartridges Used in Single Handle Bathroom Faucets: Single Handle 4" Centerset Knob, Single Handle 4" Centerset Lever (Includes Sidemount Handle)
Cartridge: Cartridge Introduced: Handle Rotation: Handle Screw Location: Resources:

1225

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1981

360 Degree-4400 Series, 4500 Series

180 Degree-Top mount handle

  • Under a cap on top of the handle
  • Behind a plug button in front of the handle

Video Instructions

How To Article: 1225 Cartridge: Single Handle Bathroom Faucets (Prior to 2009)

1255

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2009

110 Degree-Top mount handle lever or knob

  • Under a cap on top of the handle
  • Behind a plug button in front of the handle

Video Instructions

How To Article: 1255 Cartridge: Single Handle Bathroom Faucets (After 2009)

160657

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2009

100 Degree-Sidemount Lever Handle

  • Bottom of the handle
How To Article: 160657 Cartridge: Single Handle 4" Centerset Sidemount Lever
Cartridges Used in Two Handle Bathroom Faucets: Two Handle 4" Centerset Lever, Two Handle 4" Centerset Knob, Two Handle 4" Mini Wide Spread, Two Handle 8" Wide Spread Lever, Two Handle 8" Wide Spread Knob
Cartridge: Cartridge Introduced: Handle Rotation: Handle Screw Location: Resources:

1224

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1981
  • 90 Degree-Lever handles
  • 180 Degree-Knob handles
  • Under a cap on top of the handle
  • Behind a plug button on the side of the handle
  • No screw: Base of handle unthreads
Video Instructions

How To Article:  1224 Cartridge: Two Handle 4" Centerset Bathroom Faucets

How To Article:  1224 Cartridge: Two Handle 4" Mini Wide Spread Bathroom Faucets

How To Article:  1224 Cartridge: Two Handle 8" Wide Spread Valves (Prior to 2000)

How To Article:  1224 Cartridge:Two Handle 8" Wide Spread Valves (2000-2014)

1234

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2014
  • 90 Degree-Lever handles
  • 180 Degree-Knob handles
  • Behind a plug button on the side of the handle
  • No screw: Base of handle unthreads

How To Article:  1234 Cartridge: Two Handle 4" Centerset Bathroom Faucets

How To Article:  1234 Cartridge: Two Handle 8" Wide Spread Valve (After Dec 2014)


Moen has used different cartridges over the years. If you are unsure of what faucet you have please click Identify My Product.

For warranty information, see article How to Identify if My Product is Warrantied.

For a warranty replacement cartridge, contact Moen at 1-800-BUY-MOEN. Cartridges can be purchased directly through your local hardware store.


For additional information on 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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