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Shower Trim Compatibility

This guide will help determine the style of Moen shower trim kits that are compatible your current Moen shower valve.

Can I Change My Moen Shower Trim Without Having To Change The Valve Behind The Wall?

This guide will help determine the style of Moen shower trim kits that are compatible your current Moen shower valve. Moen has manufactured many types of shower rough-in valves including four types single handle shower valves. The trim kits are not interchangeable. It is important to identify which valve is currently installed by looking at the escutcheon screw location and the handle operation.

How to Identify My Valve:

1. Does the escutcheon plate say Moen, Dialcet or Stanadyne?

2. How many handles do you have?

3. What year was the shower valve installed?

4. How do you operate the shower flow/temperature handle(s)?

5. Where are the escutcheon screws located?

Use the chart below to match the answers to the valve type.

Type 1: Standard Valve Trim: Introduced 1960
Handle Operation:
  • Pull out to turn the water on.
  • Push in to shut the water off.
  • Rotate for hot and cold water.
Escutcheon Screws:

Escutcheon Screws are located at 5 O’clock and 7 O’clock.

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*If your escutcheon plate has a push button diverter (diverts the water from the tub spout to the showerhead), contact Moen.

*If your escutcheon plate has no visible escutcheon screws, contact Moen.

Compatible Trim:

See Additional Information Below.

 

 

Features:
  • Non-Pressure balanced
  • Volume Control
  • Temperature Memory

Additional Information:

The Type 1 Standard Valve: Introduced in 1960 operation and escutcheon screw location is similar to the Type 2 Moentrol Valve: Introduced in 1966. To determine the type of valve you have, you will need to remove the handle and the escutcheon plate.

How to remove the handle:

Lever: Use a 7/64" Hex wrench to remove screw under handle.

Knob: Gently pry the cap with the Moen logo on it off and remove the Phillips screw.

How to remove the escutcheon plate:

Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the escutcheon screws. This may be difficult to remove from the wall as there may be caulking/sealant around the outer edge.

With the use of a Moen 145058 adapter kit (Sold Separately), the shower valve below will accept many Moentrol trim kits that uses a 7" round escutcheon, except for the Flara, Doux, Weymouth, Arris, 90 Degree or Voss product lines.

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If your shower valve does not look like the image above, See Type 2 Moentrol Valve: Introduced in 1966.

Type 2: Moentrol Shower Valve: Introduced 1966
 
Handle Operation- Moentrol:
  • Pull out to turn the water on.
  • Push in to shut the water off.
  • Rotate for hot and cold.water

 

Escutcheon Screws:

Escutcheon Screws are located at 5 O’clock and 7 O’clock.

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*If your escutcheon plate has a push button diverter (diverts the water from the tub spout to the showerhead), contact Moen..

*If your escutcheon plate has no visible escutcheon screws, contact Moen.

Compatible Trim:

See Additional Information Below.

 

Features:

Original Moentrol:

  • Pressure Balanced
  • Volume Control
  • Temperature Memory

Additional Information:

The Type 2 Moentrol Valve: Introduced in 1996 valves operation and escutcheon screw location is similar to the Type 1 Valve introduced in 1960. To determine the type of valve you have, you will need to remove the handle and the escutcheon plate.

How to remove the handle:

Lever: Use a 7/64" Hex wrench to remove screw under handle.

Knob: Gently pry the cap with the Moen logo on it off and remove the Phillips screw.

How to remove the escutcheon plate:

Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the escutcheon screws.  This may be difficult to remove from the wall as there may be caulking/sealant around the outer edge.

*If your shower valve looks like the image below, there is no longer a Moen trim kit available. Replacement parts are still available in limited finishes.

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If your shower valve does not look like the image above, see Type 1 Valve introduced in 1960

Types 3: Moentrol Shower Valve: Introduced 1976
Handle Operation- Moentrol Valve:
  • Pull out to turn the water on.
  • Push in to shut the water off.
  • Rotate for hot and cold water.
Escutcheon Screws:

Escutcheon Screws are located at 2 O’clock and 7 O’clock.

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Compatible Trim:

The valve below accepts any Moentrol trim kit.

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Features:

Original Moentrol:

  • Pressure Balanced
  • Volume Control
  • Temperature Memory
Type 4: Posi-Temp Shower Valve: Introduced 1985
 
Handle Operation:

Rotate:

  • Turn the handle counterclockwise  on for a single level of water pressure (does not control the water flow rate). 
  • Turn the handle counterclockwise to cycle from cold through warm to hot.
  • Turn the handle clockwise for off.

 

 

 

Escutcheon Screws:

Escutcheon Screws are located at 2 O’clock and 7 O’clock.

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Compatible Trim:

The valve below accepts any Posi-Temp trim kit.

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Features:
  • Pressure Balanced
  • Temperature Control
Two Handle Shower Valve
 
Handle Operation:
  • One handle operates hot water.
  • One handle operates cold water.
Escutcheon Screws:

 No Escutcheon Screws.

Compatible Trim:

Replacement parts are available (escutcheon plate & handles) or full units (valve and trim as a complete set) can be purchased.

Features:

Non-Pressure Balanced

Three Handle Shower Valve
 
Handle Rotation:
  • One handle operates hot water.
  • One handle operates cold water.

Diverter Knob:

Rotate:

  • Turn counter-clockwise to direct water to the shower head.
  • Turn clockwise to direct water to the tub spout.
Escutcheon Screws:

 No Escutcheon Screws.

Compatible Trim:

Replacement parts are available (escutcheon plate & handles) or full units (valve and trim as a complete set) can be purchased.

Features:
  • Non-Pressure Balanced
  • Center handle diverters the water between the tub spout and the showerhead.
 

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