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How To Operate A Moen Shower Valve Without A Handle

This guide will explain how to operate a Moen shower with a broken or missing handle, If the shower 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 shower. 

 

If your shower has a single handle, please visit the How To Operate My Shower Without A Handle for other shower choices. 

Tools Needed: Pliers

Hot And Cold Handles

Do not turn your home water supply on if the cartridge retainer nut (see image below) has been removed from the shower valve.

Ensure the cartridge retainer nut is installed in the valve

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Use pliers to turn the water on and off:

  1. Turn counter-clockwise for on.
  2. Turn clockwise for off. 

Use pliers to control the temperature:

  1. Turn left handle counter-clockwise for hot water.
  2. Turn right handle counter-clockwise for cold water.
Center Diverter Handle (For Three Handle Showers)

For models prior to 2009

Do not turn your home water supply on if the diverter retainer nut (see image below) has been removed from the shower valve.

Ensure the diverter retainer nut is installed in the valve.

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Use pliers to control the diverter:

  1. Turn counter-clockwise to direct water to the shower head.
  2. Turn clockwise to direct water to the tub spout.

For models after 2009

Do not turn your home water supply on if the diverter retainer clip (see image below) has been removed from the shower valve.

Ensure the diverter retainer clip is installed in the valve.

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Use pliers to control the diverter:

  1. Turn counter-clockwise to direct water to the shower head.
  2. Turn clockwise to direct water to the tub spout.
 

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