How to Fix a Double Handle on a Moen Faucet

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Moen makes a two-handled kitchen faucet that uses cartridges to control water flow. Cartridges turn inside the faucet and as a hole in the cartridge aligns with the water supply line, water shoots out of the spout. A series of washers inside the cartridge keep it from leaking. When the handle of the faucet starts dripping water, the cartridge is likely the culprit.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Philips screwdriver
  • Wrench
  • Cartridge replacement kit
  • Turn the handle on the water supply line underneath the sink to shut off the water to the faucet. Open the faucet to drain any water from the lines.

  • Remove the cap on the top of the faucet handle using a flat-tip screwdriver. Remove the screw holding the handle on the unit with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the handle from the unit.

  • Remove the brass nut from around the handle using a wrench. Turn the brass nut counterclockwise to remove it.

  • Grab the top of the cartridge with a wrench and wiggle it back and forth.

  • Insert the new cartridge into the faucet and reassemble.

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