Rated 1.9 out of 5 by 47
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JoeB the start of a long Lego job
The hot water stopped working on this shower so I knew it was time to replace the valve cartridge. Second time in 20 years - not bad. As soon as the new valve cartridge was in I started getting a water hammer on the cold water side when the toilet was flushed. I checked the expansion tank above the water heater and the bladder there was broken. Replaced the expansion tank and the water hammer continued. Added a second expansion tank to 'that' side of the house and the the water hammer continued. By that time, the valve cartridge started leaking up to a gallon an hour. Frustrated, I gave up and installed a manual shutoff valve to the shower spout.
May 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MikeC DO NOT BUY!!!! BUY THE OEM REPLACEMENT
For those of you who won't read the full review...BUY THE OEM FOR A FEW BUCKS MORE!!!! It's rare that I write a review for a product, but customers need to know how bad this one is.
Bought this to replace my Moen 1222 cartridge. Slightly cheaper price to the OEM replacement, but my store did not have an OEM in stock. That's where the problem began.
I replaced the cartidge, everything worked fine as far as its operation, but I immediately noticed a water hammer in my pipes...for the entire house. Shut off the main valve, drained the lines...every normal step to eliminate a water hammer. No luck.
I started doing research and found out that many people who have bough this replacement, from Home Depot and other stores, had the same water hammer problem. So I broke down, decided to order the OEM, and wouldn't you know...as soon as I installed the OEM cartridge, the water hammer stopped.
I was amazed at how something which was supposed to fix a problem caused another, more annoying problem. If your local store doesnt have the OEM in stock, I recommend you try to get one ordered and stay away from this product. Truly disappointed by this part.
July 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thx1138 Brand new cartridge replacement for Moen Posi-Temp, recommended
This cartridge was easy to install. After the installation the cartridge operation, compared to replaced part, was very smooth. Highly recommended.
June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jon 100% Garbage
Needed to replace my oem cartridge and decided to go with this due to my store not having an OEM Moen in stock. It was extremely easy to replace but later that night I could hear my pipes banging around when I would turn the sink faucets on and off. Thankfully I found this review section and located the problem. I will be returning this in exchange for an OEM Moen cartridge immediately.
June 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tim Junk. Caused water hammer and rattled pipes
Total junk. I installed this cartridge and it started causing my pipes to rattle after faucets in the house were turned off. I returned it and bought the Moen 1222 and it worked perfect and the house is quite again. Spend the extra $4 and get the Moen.
May 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Truejabber Piece of Junk
If I could have waited to get an OEM part I would have but HD only stocks this one and my local HW store was out. This is garbage compared to the Moen. It weighs about half as much and did not fit properly. After grinding down the end of the piece to make it fit it now functions, but for almost the same price as the quality part I shouldn't have to be modifying it to make it simply fit a fixture that has been around for decades. Stay away. Buy the one made by Moen and sponge bathe in the meantime if you have to.
April 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by George Junk, Buy a Moen
I bought this product about 3 months ago. First off it did not fit well, I had to really persuade it to fit. After it was installed it did work, but it had low water flow. We dealt with it for a few months. The stem of the valve had little resistance so the weight of the handle caused the valve to turn and would go to completely hot or completely cold. This thing is junk. The Danco was about $35.00 and a Moen is $39.00. Spend the extra $4 it is worth it. I had to go to a different Home Depot to find the Moen brand. Ours does not stock it.
March 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cbaxley Wasted my whole Saturday.
I bought three of these today and gave up after the second one did not fit (hours of trying). Came here and read the reviews about this part being the wrong size, went back to home depot, returned the third one.
Bought two real moen ones and came home and put the moen one in with one hand and it worked first try. No drip, plenty of flow.
I would avoid the danco product at all costs, wasted my entire day on them.
February 27, 2016