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Two Handle 4" Mini Wide Spread: Cap Style

Moen produces a variety of two handle bathroom faucets. The interior components and assembly are not the same for each model. This article will explain one of the most common handle assemblies referred to as a Cap Style Lever. This faucet style utilizes a 1224 cartridge.




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  1. Gently pry the cap (#1) off.
  2. Unthread the Phillips screw (#2) and remove. 
  3. Lift the handle lever (#3) off.
  4. Unthread the base of the handle hub (#4).

To replace the cartridge see, 1224 Cartridge: Two Handle 4" Mini Wide Spread Bathroom Faucets.


  1. Thread the base of the handle hub (#3) on top of the faucet.
  2. The top of the cartridge stem (#5) matches the profile inside the handle lever (#3). Use pliers to adjust the cartridge stem if needed so that the handle lever (#3) will be in the off position. Set the handle lever (#3) on top of the cartridge (#5). If you are unable to grab the cartridge stem with the pliers, you may need to remove the handle hub (#4).inside of handle.png
  3. Thread and tighten the Phillips screw (#2).
  4. Push the cap (#1) back in the top of the handle.

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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