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How To Fix A Leaky Moen Shower Faucet

A leaking Moen shower faucet can be a nuisance, but fortunately, the fix is usually simple and inexpensive. With the right supplies and a few minutes of your time, you can repair your Moen shower faucet and restore it to working order. Here's how to do it.

First, turn off the water supply to the shower faucet. Depending on your setup, you may need to turn off the main water supply valve to the house, or simply the individual shutoff valve for the shower. Next, open the shower faucet to release any built-up pressure in the line. This will also help you to identify the source of the leak.

Now it's time to disassemble the faucet. If you have a Moen shower faucet, you'll need a Moen faucet handle puller. This is a specific tool used to remove the handle from the faucet stem. Insert the handle puller into the handle and twist it back and forth until it releases. Then, remove the handle from the shower faucet.

Once the handle is off, unscrew the faucet stem from the faucet body. You may need to use pliers for this. Once the stem is removed, you can inspect the internal components. Look for any signs of damage or wear, such as broken springs or worn out gaskets. If the parts are in good condition, you can reassemble the faucet.

To do this, begin by replacing the O-ring and gasket on the faucet stem. Make sure they are both tight and properly seated. Then, insert the stem back into the faucet body and tighten it with pliers. Finally, put the handle back in place and tighten the set screw.

At this point, you can turn the water supply back on and check for any leaks. If the leak persists, you may need to replace the faucet stem or other internal components. If everything looks good, you're done! With these simple steps, you can fix a leaking Moen shower faucet and get it working again.