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Faucet Cartridges: Shower

How to identify which cartridge your Moen one, two or three handle bathroom tub and/or shower uses by handle operation and color images of the various cartridges.

  The guide below will help to identify which Moen cartridge your shower uses.


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

Single Handle 
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Escutcheon Screws: Handle Operation: Valve Function:  How to:
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  • Push/Pull-Off/On and Volume
  • Rotate to adjust temperature
  • Volume Control.
1225 Cartridge: Single Handle Shower-Standard Valve
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  • Push/Pull-Off/On and Volume
  • Rotate to adjust temperature
  • Volume Control.
  • Pressure Balanced.
1225 Cartridge: Single Handle Shower-Moentrol Valve
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  • Push/Pull-Off/On and Volume
  • Rotate to adjust temperature
  • Volume Control.
  • Pressure Balanced.
1225 Cartridge: Single Handle Shower-Moentrol Valve

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Escutcheon Screws: Handle Operation: Valve Function:  How to:
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  • Rotate only
  • Pressure Balanced
  • Cycling Valve-No Volume Control

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Temperature Indicators: Handle Operation: Valve Function:  How to:
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  • Rotate only
  • Pressure Balanced
  • Cycling Valve-No Volume Control

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Temperature Indicators: Handle Operation: Valve Function:  How to:
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  • Push/Pull-Off/On and Volume
  • Rotate to adjust temperature
  • Pressure Balanced
  • Volume Control.

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Two or Three Handle with Diverter
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Handle Operation: Valve Function: Diverter Cartridge: How to:

Two Handle

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  • Rotate only
  • Hot/Cold Handles Control Flow
  • None

Three Handle

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  • Rotate only
  • Hot/Cold Handles Control Flow
  • Diverter Handle directs water to the tub spout or showerhead

Prior to 2010-94543:

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How to Replace a 94543 Diverter

After 2010-116719:

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How to Replace a 116719 Diverter

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This guide helps with a basic showering system (One showerhead or one showerhead and one tub spout), if you have multiple components (two showerheads, body sprays, one showerhead and a hand shower, rain showers, etc.), please contact Moen directly.


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


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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