Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 97
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AmazingPlumber Easy Peasy!
After looking at a few YouTube videos on how to install it (some good, some not so good), I felt confident I could do the job and sure enough it took less than 10 minutes to take apart the old set-up, clean the pipe and old chrome parts and reinstall the new part. Don't bother reading the instructions (I'm a guy...of course I don't read instructions!) . The YouTube videos were sufficient.
Take off knob
Remove and save metal ring (with 2 flat sides on inside of ring)
Remove and save brass lock clip (shaped like a "U")
Pull out old cartridge
Clean pipe with Simple Green and old toothbrush
Reinsert new cartridge in correct direction (groove on top on my shower; Hot to left; Cold to right)
Replace brass lock clip
Replace metal ring
Replace the knob
Smile and tell wife what an amazing plumber you are and that you saved $130 doing it yourself!
The leak is gone and the shower knob works so smoothly now. I did not need to use the puller. Just a firm pull on the stem of the old part and it slipped out. Cleaned the pipe with Simple Green and an old toothbrush. I do not recommend using steel wool as one plumber described. Highly recommended!
January 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diygg replacement for Moen 12801
There's a fair amount of commentary on the substitution of 1225 for the older part number 12801, but since I couldn't confirm/find it on the Moen website, I was still a little unsure.
I went ahead and tried it due to lack of inexpensive alternatives. It slid right in and works perfectly.
I of course put it in upside down and the hot and cold were reversed, but that was easily remedied by removing it and rotating it by 180 degrees.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TreeHugger1234 Always buy the Moen OEM.
I bought the DANCO 1225 cartridge at Homedepot first. That was a big mistake.
It does not fit into the barrel correctly. Wound up shredding the flat gaskets.
They got stuck in the cartridge barrel during cartridge removal. Wasted half a day.
I then bought the Moen 1225 OEM cartridge at Lowes. It worked great.
Always buy the real Moen cartridge and save yourself lots of headaches.
September 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by adamj Not a lasting unit
I replaced my unit 3 times in 6 years living at my house. For some reason, this cartridge will get "sticky" and it will get more difficult to turn the faucet handle. When I take it off to see if it needs lubrication, the thing is torn up inside and needs replacement again. Replacement is easy, but not a fan of spending $20 bucks every 2 years.
June 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel Very easy to replace...
Just follow one of the YouTube instructional videos and you can install it yourself in 15 minutes. Cartridge comes slightly greased so I didn't even use any extra grease as it was recommended. Install went smooth and very easy. Great product. There are 2 sizes being sold, just get both and then return the wrong size when you are done.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Teffer Exact Replacement works Like New
This replacement cartridge restored this Moen Single Handle Kitchen Faucet to operation like it was new. You often forget how easy the handle should operate...! The plastic jig provided to assist in removal worked flawless. As others suggest, use a large wrench and keep downward pressure as you rotate the old cartridge to help break it free. After that, a simple pull up on the stem and the cartridge slipped out easily.
December 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StrobelFamily Smooth and easy
We have a few of these faucets in the house. We just had the shower version fixed and the plumber left the box and the instructions in the bathroom. Hey, I found out, it's pretty easy to install this myself! When a sink faucet started leaking soon after, I found this for $20 and subbed it out myself. The instructions are a little bit cryptic but every part was on the faucet, just as described on the instructions. And now, the faucet turns on and off so smoooothly!!! (and it doesn't leak.) So, at $20, it's cheaper than getting a new, cheap $40 faucet and certainly cheaper than getting the $200 faucets! (But, of course, you have to get past the interior designer who wants to freshen up the look of the sink!)
July 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ric Easy Enough
Follow the included directions to rebuild your faucet to like-new condition. A large Vice-Grip (R) is necessary for 'snatching' the used cartridge from the faucet body. Otherwise, you're good to go!
October 27, 2015