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Two Handle 8" Wide Spread Lever: Threaded Hub

Moen produces a variety of two handle wide spread bathroom 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 Threaded Hub Style Lever. This faucet style utilizes the 1224 or 1234 cartridges.

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


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  1. While holding the lever (#1) stationary, unscrew the base of the handle hub (#2) counter-clockwise to remove the complete handle.

To replace the cartridge see,  


  1. The handles must be assembled in in the off position. To accomplish this, rotate the stem extensions (#3) all the way clockwise for the hot side, or counter-clockwise for the cold side.
  2. Place the handle assembly on top of the faucet in the off position.
  3. While holding the lever (#1) stationary, thread the base of the handle hub (#2) clockwise to install the complete 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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