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K1-1225 Removal And Installation-Kitchen

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Uninstalling the 1225 cartridge

1. Caution: Screen Shot 2019-02-13 at 2.30.49 PM.pngAlways turn your water supplies off before disassembling your faucet. With the supplies turned off, move your faucet’s handle to the “on” position to relieve pressure.

  1. If there is a double-D washer, slide this off of the top of the cartridge stem.
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  2. Locate the U-shaped copper clip on the top of the faucet.  Slide this out to remove.
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  3. Using the twisting tool provided in the 1225 cartridge kit, rotate the cartridge 1/4 of a turn in either direction.
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  4. Grab the cartridge stem with pliers and pull the cartridge out. This might move easy at first, and then require more effort. Keep pulling until it pops out.
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Caution: This may pop out suddently. Be sure not to have anyting above cartridge.

  1. Clean the inside of the valve body with a soft bristled nylon brush (e.g. old toothbrush), to remove any mineral buildup. After cleaning, place a bowl upside down on the open valve to redirect any water splash into the sink. Then, turn on the water supply lines slighly to flush clean water through the open valve.
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**Important** After removing cartridge, we recommend cleaning the inside of the valve body (shown below) with a soft bristled nylon brush (e.g. old toothbrush), to remove any calcium build up. After cleaning, turn on water supply lines slightly to flush clean water through the open valve. We recommend placing a bowl or cup over top of valve (for lavatory and kitchen faucets) or under the valve body (for shower faucets)-to redirect any water splash into the sink or tub/stall. 

Reinstalling the 1225 cartridge

  1. Slide the new cartridge into the brass valve body. Insure the plastic ears on top of the cartridge end up located at the the twelve and six o’ clock positions.
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  2. Slide the copper clip back into the valve body on top of the cartridge. If you have trouble installing this, please refer to the special note at the end of this document.
  3. On the cartridge stem, locate the small notch at the end of the stem. This is on one of the flat sides. Rotate the cartridge stem so the small notch is facing forward.
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  4. Slide the double-D washer onto the brass cartridge stem.
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Special note for Reinstalling the Cartridge Clip

cartridge clip.pngIf the cartridge clip will not go all of the way in, there are two possible causes. Check the following and adjust to make correct:

The plastic tabs of the cartridge must be positioned perfectly at the twelve and six o’clock positions.


Screen Shot 2019-02-25 at 4.11.20 PM.pngSolution: If the tabs are not correctly aligned, use the plastic twisting tool to rotate the cartridge and perfectly align the tabs at the twelve and six o’clock positions.

The plastic tabs of the cartridge must be at the same level or lower than most the brass valve body.

Screen Shot 2019-02-25 at 4.13.33 PM.pngSolution: If the tabs are above brass, use the plastic twisting tool to push down on the cartridge. This evenly distributes the pressure to the cartridge shell.

 

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