You might be looking for a diagram because you wanna disassemble your Moen single handle faucet. Or you might have already disassembled it and can’t figure out to put it back. Whichever is the case, you will have your solution here.
Because here, you will have not only the full diagram of Moen single-handle faucets but also a detailed process of assembling and disassembling the tool. These diagrams and assembly processes will help you counter many problems.
Here are some common problems you might face with your faucet-
- Runny handle
- Changing O-rings
- Replacing cartridges
And many more
But you might also have to improvise a little as all the Moen faucets are not the same. But they all have similar properties.
Although there are a lot of models, we have taken the 7200 series single handle faucet to be the representative of all Moen single-handle faucets. Here is a diagram of the 7200 series-
These diagrams are taken from the Moen installation instructions. Now, let’s concentrate on the first picture.
In the middle, you see the support block. That is the basement for your faucet that sits on your counter. Everything above that is visible, and everything below the block will be under the sink.
On top of the block, you will have the spout and the handle. For the model 7200, there will also be a spray head and spray escutcheon. Under the support block, you will have your water supply hoses and spray hose. These hoses are organized with a deck gasket.
In the body flat below the support block, threaded diameters will help you to measure the deck thickness. The first picture also gives us a peek into the escutcheon. In the escutcheon, there is a washer and a locknut.
Both the first and second pictures have many measurements. These measurements are in the diagram as they are significant for proper assembly. Here is a list of measurements given in the diagram-
- Spout head to base distance- 130mm
- Spout base to spray base distance- 102mm
- Handle top to base distance- 171mm
- Maximum deck thickness- 19mm
The base distance is important. You can’t go beyond 19mm. the picture also shows
Diagram of All The Parts Inside The Faucet
The cartridge is a very important part of the faucet. So here is a separate diagram of the cartridge. Here you have two different parts-
- Valve body
- Spout body
The valve body resides over the spout body. It works sort of like a sealing for the spout body. The primary component of the cartridge is the cartridge stem. This is where the water comes out from. There will also be two rubber spout seals. Lastly, there is a clip and sleeve ear on the opposite side of the spout body in the cartridge.
Knowing the parts is one thing, and being able to disassemble them neatly is another. So here is the disassembly process with which you can completely take apart the faucet.
Firstly, you have to turn off both the cold and hot water supplies. The open the faucet to discharge the rest of the water and relieve the pressure. This will make the system inactive.
Now, you have to get a flatbed instrument that can be used for prying. With that, pry off the cover. After you have the cover removed, you will find the handle screw. This screw tightens the handle through the dale connector and thrust washer.
After you have unscrewed it, you will be able to easily pull of the handle. Then, under the collar, you will find another screw in the pivot retainer. This will also be attached to the spout with a retainer nut sitting in the thrust washer. Unscrew that pivot retainer screw and open the retainer nut.
Now, you will directly see the cartridge. There will be a cartridge clip on top of the cartridge. You need to pry that out. That will open your gates to the cartridge. But the process is not over yet.
To get the cartridge completely out of the spout, you need to pull it out with a special tool. This tool could be a cartridge twisting tool or cartridge puller. Pull the cartridge with the tool. You might have to turn the cartridge shell back and forth for loosening it. You might also have to twist it if there is a winding mechanism.
So, pull the cartridge by the cartridge stem using pliers. And that’s how you disassemble a Moen single handle kitchen faucet entirely.
DIY: Moen Faucet Cartridge Replacement and Disassembly
We will assume that you haven’t read the disassembly process and be as detailed as possible. However, if you have read it, then skimming this section will do the job for you.
First, you have to make sure that the cartridge sleeve ears and the valve body are perfectly aligned from front to back. Now you have to push down the cartridge in the cartridge sleeve ears. Make sure that the cartridge stem is on the top side.
Now comes the easy part. Reinstall the cartridge clip and put the retainer but on top along with the thrust washer. Then get the pivot retainer in place and screw it in. Now, make sure the cartridge stem is not facing forward and hook the handle lug into the pivot retainer groove.
Lastly, you have to alight the handle connector with the cartridge stem. Then gently push the handle onto the cartridge stem. That leaves you with the last screw, which will go into the handle through the handle connector and thrush washer. Put the handle cap on top of the handle and gently press it in place to finish the process.
Reassembling a Moen Aberdeen kitchen Faucet
Messing up the faucet can be a very annoying thing. However, following this article might relieve you from that vexation.
Here we have introduced you with the complete Moen single handle faucet diagram and the details of disassembly and assembly. Strictly follow the instruction, and don’t try to power your way out.
Hope you have found it helpful!