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Kitchen Handle: Collar and Nut


Moen produces a variety of Single Handle faucets. The interior components and assembly are not the same for each model. This article will explain one of the more common handle assemblies referred to as a Collar and Nut. This mechanism was introduced in the early 1990's and was used on a select group of products through 2009. The characteristics of the mechanism include a handle rotation range of 180 degrees and a flat cap on the top of the handle. This faucet style utilizes a 1225 cartridge.



To identify the handle mechanism in your faucet see Single Handle Standard Spout Kitchen.



Pivot Retainer






  1. Carefully pry off handle cap (#1) with flat bladed instrument. 
  2. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove handle screw (#2). Remove the handle (#4)
  3. Being careful not to damage the finish, unscrew and remove collar (#5) and  lift off pivot retainer (#6).
  4. Unscrew and remove retainer nut, o-ring, bearing washer and washer(s) (#7).

To replace the cartridge see article 1225 Cartridge: Kitchen Faucet.


    1. Re-install pivot retainer (#6) with exterior horizontal grooves facing the back of the faucet.

    2. Replace the collar (#5) and hand tighten.

    3. With cartridge stem notch facing forward, hook handle lug into handle (#4) groove on the pivot retainer(#6). Align handle connector (#3) with cartridge stem and gently press handle(#4) onto cartridge stem.

    4. Screw in  and tighten the Phillips screw (#2). Press on handle cap (#1).

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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