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Two Handle Kitchen Faucet

How To Operate A Moen Kitchen Faucet Without A Handle

This guide will explain how to operate a Moen faucet with a broken or missing handle. If the faucet has been disassembled or is in the process of being serviced, follow the guidelines below to see what is required in order to safely operate the faucet.

 

If your faucet does not have two handles, please visit the How to Operate My Kitchen Faucet Without a Handle for all other kitchen faucet choices.

Tools Needed: Needle-Nose Pliers, #2 Phillips Screwdriver

Two Handle Standard (The Handle and Spout Share the Same Base)
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Do not turn your home water supply on if the cartridge nut is missing or not securely in place.

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Use Pliers to turn the water on and off:

Hot:

  1. Rotate the white plastic stem of the cartridge clockwise for off. 
  2. Rotate the white plastic stem of the cartridge counterclockwise for hot water.

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Cold:

  1. Rotate the white plastic stem of the cartridge counterclockwise for off.
  2. Rotate the white plastic stem of the cartridge clockwise for cold water.

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Two Handle Deluxe (Separate Handles and Spout)
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Do not turn your home water supply on if the cartridge nut is missing or not securely in place.

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Use pliers to turn the water on and off:

Hot:

  1. Rotate the plastic stem with vertical splines (grooves) clockwise for off. 
  2. Rotate the plastic stem with vertical splines counterclockwise for hot water.   
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*If the plastic stem with vertical splines is cracked, remove the Phillips head screw and plastic stem with vertical splines. Make sure the plastic retainer nut is threaded down into the valve. Use a pair of needle nose pliers to reach the stem of the cartridge. 

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Cold:

  1. Rotate the plastic stem with vertical splines counterclockwise for off.
  2. Rotate the plastic stem with vertical splines clockwise for cold water.

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  • If the plastic stem with vertical splines is cracked, remove the Phillips head screw and plastic stem with vertical splines. Make sure the plastic retainer nut is threaded down into the valve. Use a pair of needle-nose pliers to reach the stem of the cartridge. 

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