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Model # 1222

Internet # 202059049

Store SKU # 253045

Posi-Temp Pressure Balanced Shower Cartridge

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

$39.00 /  each
  • Easy to install and reliable with no leaks
  • Reviewers suggest using a cartridge removal tool


Model # 1222

Internet # 202059049

Store SKU # 253045

Store SO SKU # 1000897582

This Posi-Temp Pressure Balanced Shower Cartridge is designed for use with Moen faucets. This durable, attractive cartridge is made of solid brass and offers hot/cold operation.

  • Replaces MOEN Posi-temp cartridges
  • Includes twisting cap to loosen installed cartridge
  • Instructions included
  • For use with Moen faucets

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 68 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great salesman Home depot salesman asked if I pulled the shower handle or turned it to start the water. I turn it so this was the correct item for me. Pulling these cartridges out of the fixture can be extremely hard (and impossible if you don't pull the U-shaped metal pin out of the fixture before trying to pull the cartridge). I bought a puller at Home Depot. I had replaced this cartridge once before and it pulled right out this time (Guess it knew I had a 4-foot pry bar ready to use on it.) Put the grease lubricant in the box on the side of the cartridge. The cartridge has H and C on the front. Be sure to insert it so you can read the letters (and hot/cold water will come out correctly). January 14, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by nightmare the first unit was defective after installing several times I , went and bought another it was good the first install, i returned the defective unit and got noting but grief the teller intially told me I could not return it because it was used. I explained to her I had intalled it and it was defective,after asking for the manager I finally got my refund. The overall experiance was terrable ! May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good purchase Easy to install and remove the old cartridge, but you need the their tool to complete the job. May 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nervous to tackle the job, but it wasn't too bad after all I'm anything but a handyman, but I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg to fix a leak in the tub. Watched a lot of YouTube and Googled a lot. The job of replacing the cartridge took me a a few hours, simply because I have zero experience in working with plumbing. HD lists this item, but my store actually sells the Danco equivalent. Advice--I would never have gotten the cartridge out without the cartridge puller. It works similar to a corkscrew for winebottles. One thing that isn't clear in all the videos. For single handle tub/shower faucets that don't pull out, you will need the Moen 1222 cartridge or equivalent. For single handles that pull out, you will need the 1225 March 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Get it for free from Moen This replacement cartridge is super easy to install as long as you coat the lubricant that comes in the kit. I didn't use any removal kit. Just pried it out slowing using screwdrivers. Make sure the cartridge is in off position (no whole seen from the top) and put the clip in as well, otherwise the strong water will blow it out and you'll have a geyser in your house. Btw, they're part of Moen lifetime warranty so you can get them for free from them (i wasn't asked any receipt). November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buy OEM parts Shower was leaking. Went to local Home Depot and bought 3rd party replacement cartridge. Did not fix leak. After reading reviews on the other brand replacement cartridge I was not the only one having same issue. I did return part and had to dive to another Home Depot to get get a moen oem cartridge. Leak stop. So if you have moen buy moen. Don't buy off brand to save a few dollars. May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Changing cartridge Before changing the cartridge, strongly suggest watching u-tube videos that show how to remove the old cartridge. Also, highly recommend buying the $15 Moen cartridge removal tool and watch the applicable u-tube video. The directions on the back of the package aren't very good. After this, actually removing and installing the cartridge was very, very easy and everything works great. Home Depot price was also good - Ferguson Plumbing charged about $58 with tax - however, they did have more advice to relate. If you aren't sure you have a Moen faucet, look inside the handle. The single lever Moen faucet that doesn't require pulling initially to turn it on - takes the 1222 cartridge - but you'll easily see once you remove the old one. April 23, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Men of Skill best pick. The valve cartridge was easy to install. It is always my choice to use name brands when replacing valves. November 11, 2014
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