Fits Moen 1200, 1222 & 1225 series tub/shower cartridges
Removes Moen Cartridges OEM# 1225, 1200, 1222
out of 1,042 reviews
78% recommend this product
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Apr 21, 2021
Works but use leverage
Bought this to remove a stuck 1222 positemp valve. It works, but read the instructions. Important to turn the v
Old valve to release the pressure. If yours is really stuck like my 20 year old one was, get two hardwood 24 inch x 1.5 inch by 3/4 pieces of scrap wood or two thicker hardwood dowels to add leverage to the pulling operation. The idea of pulling it straight out, as they tell you to do, will not work if it is really stuck. Position one piece of wood behind each handle and use leverage to work the cartridge loose. You can reverse the direction of the two dowels or wood pieces to evenly move it out. Much easier and no risk of pulling out shoulder.
This should be sold as a single use tool. It is made of soft aluminum and was destroyed after one use. The threads striped and the end twisted and chewed up.
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Jun 17, 2020
Sometimes cartridges just need a little more pressure to break free. Yanking directly on the cart...
Sometimes cartridges just need a little more pressure to break free. Yanking directly on the cartridge with all your might is fun and will work in most cases, but often enough you'll need this thing to put that steady pressure between the cartridge and the housing to get it to break free.
It worked! So happy this inexpensive tool lived up to its expectations! Danco pulled out a very o...
It worked! So happy this inexpensive tool lived up to its expectations! Danco pulled out a very old rusty moen cartridge that was over 10 years old! FYI if you need a moen replacement, call the MOEN company first and see if you have a warranty on file... might just save yourself some $$$ in cartridge replacement.
it was easier as expected.it was tight moderate not to hard not too soft .when i started to fix ...
it was easier as expected.it was tight moderate not to hard not too soft .when i started to fix my shower i had a problem ,,the screw was too short so it looks like if does not fit on the cartridge very well so i was thinking take it back to the home depot..what i did was pull up the cartridge like when you open the shower then it fit perfectly
Instructions were easy to follow and although the cartridge was difficult to remove, I finally go...
Instructions were easy to follow and although the cartridge was difficult to remove, I finally got it! This didn't slip off or break the cartridge, which would cause expensive repairs. If you have to replace a cartridge, spend the money and get this tool! At least you'll have it again in a few years when you're changing another one.
I had busted up the free plastic piece that came with the new cartridge trying to get the upstair...
I had busted up the free plastic piece that came with the new cartridge trying to get the upstairs shower out (after successfully using it to replace the basement shower cartridge). I figured I'd give this a try and it worked amazing! I think my scenario is atypical since my cartridge was falling apart in the sleeve, it took me about 10 minutes and some WD-40 but I finally got it out!
The only downside is that I wish the handles were longer, I was hurting my hands twisting and pulling as the handles only got to my middle fingers. But I imagine it's a lot easier if your cartridge comes out in one piece.
I would definitely recommend to anyone having problems to give this a try. Even after my fight with the cartridge, the puller didn't strip or show much wear afterwards.
Life saver! Old cartridge was not giving up without a fight...
Old cartridge was not giving up a without a fight. The removal tool that came with the new cartridge would probably work great in a <1yr old setup, but not if the cartridge has been in service for several years. Grab this tool from the same aisle as the cartridge and you will curse less during install.