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Using a 104421 Cartridge Removal Tool


The 104421 Moen Cartridge Puller can be used to remove single handle cartridges 1200, 1225 and 1222.


  • The water supply shut off valves must be turned off- see article How to Turn Off the Water Supply to the Faucet.
  • Recommended Tools: Moen Cartridge Puller 104421, Adjustable Wrench
  • The following instructions assume the handle and associated handle pieces have been removed. For additional details, visit and select the type you are repairing. The faucet guide will contain specific information on handle assemblies associated with that style of product.

Moen Cartridge Puller 104421:

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Valve Body:

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1. Remove retainer clip (#8) from valve body (#7) and pull the cartridge stem (#5) to the full open position.
2. Unscrew the knurled screw (#1) unit it backs out of the recess in the puller (the knurled screw (#1) will not need to be threaded out completely.  
3. The hex nut (#3) should be unscrewed so at least one thread is visible at the bottom. Set the tool on the cartridge (#6).  Fit the tabs (#4) on the tool between the tabs of the cartridge (#6).
4. By hand, screw the knurled screw (#1) down into the cartridge stem (#5).  Turn it until it stops.
5. Screw the hex nut (#3) down until it stops on the valve (#7).
6. Twist the tee handle (#2) by hand.  Try to turn and rotate the cartridge body.  If it still will not pull, then proceed as in Step 7.
7. Hold the tee handle (#2) to keep it from turning . Tighten the hex nut (#3) with a wrench for two full turns.  The cartridge can now be pulled out of the valve body (#7). Clean and flush the valve body before installing the new cartridge, for more information see article Valve Body Cleaning and Flushing.

For additional information on Moen products visit and select the type of faucet you are repairing. The faucet guide will contain repair details, troubleshooting and specific information on assembling handles associated with that style of product.

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