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Moen 14272 Cartridge Retainer Removal Tool for 2 Handle Cartridge

Moen 14272 Cartridge Retainer Removal Tool for 2 Handle Cartridge

Moen 14272 Cartridge Retainer Removal Tool for 2 Handle Cartridge
$ 5.40

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Based on 1,563 ratings
Easy to use
7.78
Value for money
7.56

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Product Description

This tool is designed to remove the cartridges from the Moen Widespread, Roman Tub, and 2-Handle Tubshowers applications using the Moen 1224 and 1248 cartridges.
Replacing problematic plumbing fixtures is an easy way to repair them without having to replace them entirely
Parts for the Moen faucet that are genuine Moen products
Installation is hassle-free and designed with peace of mind in mind
With Moen's One Year Limited Warranty, this kitchen faucet is built to last

Questions & Answers

What's the difference between a cartridge nut and a cartridge retainer?

The two terms refer to the same thing, according to my understanding. As for the assembly, the mechanics should be similar for faucets only or faucets with a shower/tub combination depending on the manufacturer. In the past, these have stuck even though I had the retainer in my hand and I should have been able to slide it I hope you have a successful career.

Could someone tell me if this Moen 14272 cartridge retainer nut removal tool is the same as that used by Moen 179120? A Google search yields the same results for both. ?

Welcome to the Moen product family and thank you for your interest. A similar tool, Moen 14272 Cartridge Retainer Removal Tool for 2 Handle Cartridge, also goes by the 179120 number.

How should I use the tool to remove Moen 14272?

The cartridge nut should be located in the handle assembly after you disassemble it. After doing so, attach the tool to the cartridge nut and turn it with a pliers, channel lock, or vise grip to loosen it. So that the tool does not slip, you may have to apply some downward pressure.

This is the proper tool to remove the 1234 Duralast cartridge, is it not?

Welcome to the Moen product family and thank you for your interest. It is designed to remove the cartridge nut from both the 1234 and 1224 cartridges using the 14272 Cartridge Retainer Removal Tool for 2 Handle Cartridge.

Selected User Reviews For Moen 14272 Cartridge Retainer Removal Tool for 2 Handle Cartridge

It works half of the time, but frustrates you 100% of the time
3/5

Every so often, you find a product that changes your perception of the company. I was able to replace sink faucet cartridges with this tool, and that made me a new fan What's the reason? First thing is, it seems illogical that you don't just replace the cartridge in my sink with a wrench. It is poorly designed and shows its lack of attention to detail in the way it deals with the plastic nuts it is supposed to remove. It is intended to remove custom plastic "nuts" that hold the cartridges inside of the valve body, and Moen chose to use a special tool that can do so easily. While on paper it may seem straightforward, it is actually Essentially, the "tool" is just a piece of metal rolled into a shape. As far as it is concerned, it is nothing more than the right size to fit in the notch on the plastic cartridge nut and to have the two "teeth" that can fit in it. In order to use the "tool", you insert it into the hole of the plastic cartridge nut. Then you force the plastic notches into the plastic cartridge nut and you This is what they would like you to In the first place, the "tool" is not the exact thickness it should be to fully seat against the notch of Since the teeth on this "tool" do not have the same size as the notch on the plastic cartridge nut, when you try to unscrew the cartridge nuts, the pressure is only being applied to only a portion of the nut, increasing the likelihood of damaging the Two, there is nothing assisting in holding the tool so that it can provide a more secure grip and leverage to turn. An elongated cylinder of metal is smooth to the touch. For proper use of the tool, it is necessary to apply both down force and turning force. The only way to clamp your fingers down on it is to use a vise grip, which will scratch the surface and create tiny flecks of whatever metal this is made of. You can also try to hold on with a rubber grip wrench. There was another review that mentioned drilling holes through this metal cylinder "tool," so you could put a screwdriver through it and make a T-shaped tool out of it. Those are the handles of the tools. It is strongly recommended that you use the "tool" in this way since the other way will increase your chances of damaging the plastic cartridge nut (the second major issue with using this "tool"). Moen could have easily added these holes, but how difficult would this be? They could have done it quite easily and I can't figure out why they didn't. Is it cheap? I just got over the design of the "tool" exactly, so does it do what it's intended to do once you get past it? Then again, maybe. It is very hit and miss when I use this tool and works about 50% of the time. The reason is simple, the cartridge nuts can get stuck in the valve body when they have been there for a long time and corrosion can also occur If you cannot remove the "stuck" nuts, you may have to use more force than the plastic retainer nut can handle. In cases where the valve has been leaking, which is the exact situation where you will want to use this "tool" to replace the cartridge, the odds are high that it will damage the plastic cartridge nut instead of removing it easily. In the case of a valve that has not leaked, with the valve body not corroded, I found that this "tool" is suitable. In summary, because this tool is equipped to replace the cartridge for a faucet valve in good shape and is unlikely to leak initially, it will probably work on a faucet valve that does not need a lot of repair Considering that this tool has about a 50% chance of damaging the plastic cartridge nut you desperately need to remove when dealing with a leaky faucet valve that has been in place for many years, this is a pretty risky tool to use. In addition, it appears that there are not many choices available. In other words, if you are absolutely determined to replace your leaking Moen faucet cartridge, you will need this poor-design tool just know that there is a 50/50 chance that you will succeed. It took me many hours to try to fix one leaking faucet cartridge, and in the process, I broke two plastic cartridge nuts. The plastic nuts are not available on their own they come in a parts pack, so you will have to pay a total of about $12 for this tool and another $12 for replacement nuts. If the tool fails to show effectiveness, you will have devoted hours to this project. The other reviewer suggested that one solution would be to remove the faucet, toss it away, and get a new one. I would recommend the replacement of the faucet if you try using this "tool", but if it destroys the plastic cartridge nut I would recommend you try the replacement of the faucet as well, unless the faucet is really important to you. Since my builder had coordinated faucets, towel bars, and toilet paper holders, I really needed to make this work, plus Moen no longer makes my faucet series (Asceri).

Charlie Dennis
Charlie Dennis
| Nov 11, 2020
The tool is helpful when replacing some Moen cartridges, but it is unnecessary when removing and installing the MOEN
3/5

It may be useful in replacing replacement cartridges for some Moen faucets however, it is useless and unnecessary when removing and installing a MOEN 1224 Faucet Cartridge Kit that is compatible with most Moen faucets, like the one we have installed in the This is simply not required for you. If the outer retaining nut is removed, you may have to pry the cartridge out. As a reminder, the official instructions for removing a Moen 1224 cartridge is to remove the retaining nut, then simply pull the cartridge up with a pair of pliers. However, if the cartridge has been in place for 5 years or more and you have been using hard water, it may not work as it should. If it gets stuck, it can be very difficult to move. It's easy to do it this way. There is no way to remove the cartridge in any other way if it is truly You can still win even if you are more powerful than a gorilla.

Malani AKHTAR
Malani AKHTAR
| Apr 17, 2021
If you are going to replace your Moen 1248 cartridge, you need this tool
5/5

My Moen Roman Tub had a nice little drip on the hot water side so I had to pry out its 1248 cartridge retainer for days before I got it out. The water comes from my well & I have an irrigation system My big white garden tub had an ugly rust stain on it, and I knew I would save myself some extra grief if I just fixed it - as well as fixing the leak in it. All over the city, I looked in every store that sold plumbing supplies & parts Before changing the (hot) water cartridge for a Moen Roman tub due to leaking, I would recommend that you visit Amazon & see if there is a replacement cartridge there It is a tool/part that you can order. $5 was all it cost It arrived on Tuesday after I ordered it Sunday afternoon, I bought a couple of tools I thought might work at the box store, which I'll have to return, and I even tried to make one in advance.

Opal Fleming
Opal Fleming
| Sep 18, 2020
The program does not work
3/5

There is nothing ergonomic about this tool There are several difficulties with it, as well as the fact that it will not perform the actual task for which it is designed. This made the retaining nut permanently stuck inside the plumbing, so I had to call a plumber to fix it. Since the plastic on the retaining nut was stripped, we eliminated a notch where it was supposed to lock.

Westin Adams
Westin Adams
| Jul 03, 2021
The tool is not very good It would have been better if I had listened to There is no good in this
3/5

Despite its low cost, this steel is badly formed. I quickly lost my retainers because it was so fast! Maybe if it had been a little better fitting, it would have worked well, but it is Can you tell me how to remove them? By holding the valve in a vice, hitting the retainers with a propane torch until they were soft, then digging them out with a pick, I removed the valve. As there was plastic residue burned into the threads, I used a 12 ga shotgun brush to scrub them clean after going over Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Dalary Andrews
Dalary Andrews
| Jul 16, 2020
A total waste of time
3/5

A few words about my first point. A total waste of time. I'd like to point out that it is not a tool - it is a way to conduct business The item is nothing more than a piece of rolled junk metal. There is no way to fix it. In the photo, you can see how 1-drew out the plastic retaining ring There was an error on both attempts, i. e. , the faucet and the tool were rendered useless. As a result, I am now forced to replace this piece of junk with a new one and buy a new faucet. I highly recommend doing not waste your time or.

Ridge Burton
Ridge Burton
| May 24, 2021

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