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Installing a Cartridge Clip (1200 and 1225 Cartridge)

This article will walk you through the best way to properly install the copper clip used for the 1200 and 1225 single handle cartridge.


  • The water supply shut off valves must be turned off- see article How to Turn Off the Water Supply to the Faucet.
  • Recommended Tools: Flathead Screwdriver
  • The following instructions assume the handle and associated handle pieces have been removed. For additional details, visit and select the type of faucet you are repairing. The faucet guide will contain specific information on the handle assemblies associated with that style of product .
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1. Use a flathead screwdriver to slide the copper clip (#1) out of the valve body (#2). Note: The copper clip (#1) could be installed from the front or the back of the faucet




1. Gently slide the copper clip (#1) back into the brass valve body (#2) on top of the cartridge (#3). If you encounter any resistance, do not force the copper clip (#1). The cartridge (#3) may not be properly aligned. For additional details on how to align the cartridge (#3), see article 1225 Cartridge: Kitchen Faucet.

If the copper clip (#1) cannot be installed for any reason or appears to be damaged or broken, the water cannot be turned back on to the faucet until the copper clip (#1) is replaced.


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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