How to Remove A Moen Kitchen Faucet

Do you want to change the faucet parts (causing leakage or dripping) or replace the whole Moen kitchen faucet? If yes then here is the complete guide on Moen faucet removal. Moen is the world’s best brand in kitchen faucets, but sometimes its faucets cause problems and inconvenience.

If your faucet is causing leakage or you want to install a new faucet but you don’t know how to remove the Moen kitchen faucet? Then, don’t worry and don’t call the plumber for this task because after reading this surprising guide, you would remove the Moen kitchen faucet.

📌 In this guide, you’ll learn:

Tools You Need To Start Moen Faucet Removal Process

Here is a list of tools and equipments that you will need during the process:

  • Socket wrench
  • Towel / Piece of cloth
  • Wrench
  • Screwdriver
  • Needle Nose pliers

Parts of a Moen Kitchen Faucet

Here is an illustration showing different parts of the moen kitchen faucet.

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Steps By Step Process to Remove A Moen Kitchen Faucet

Here is the video tutorial for you to understand better how to take apart a moen kitchen faucet.

Either you want to change the Moen kitchen faucet or replace the parts which are causing leakage. Follow along with all the steps, and you will be able to solve your problem.

So let’s get started.

Step 1. Shut off the water supply

Locate under the sink and find the valve which supplies water to the faucet. After that turn the valve off, if there are two valves (one for hot water and the other one for cold water) then turn off both the valves.

If you are unable to find valves under the sink, then turn off the main water supply of your home.

Step 2. Make sure all pipes are empty

Before removing the faucet, make sure that there is no remaining water in the supply pipelines. If there is water in the pipes, dry it before moving ahead. Otherwise, the water will create a mess and stop your faucet-removing project.

Step 3. Remove the faucet handle

First, of all, use a screwdriver to take apart the Moen faucet handle. When it gets loose, you’ll find a set screw connected to it. Now use a wrench to loosen the screw and then pull out the faucet handle.

Step 4. Remove the plastic part

After removing the handle, you will see a dome and plastic part. First of all, remove the dome which you can easily remove without any tool. After that, you’ll find a black jacket, use the wrench to remove it by turning the wrench anti-clockwise.

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Step 5. Remove the handle mechanism

Now, as you have removed the plastic sleeve, you’ll see a handle mechanism that controls water flow. You’ll see a screw that holds the mechanism to the sink. Use a wrench to unscrew this screw and pull out the handle mechanism with care.

Step 6. Remove ring and washer

After removing the handle mechanism, you’ll see a ring that you can easily remove. Please place it in a rememberable place after removing the crew because you need this ring when reinstalling or installing a new faucet. You will also find a washer that you need to remove before moving ahead.

Step 7. Take off the spout

Now, as you have removed the ring and washer, you’ll see a water spout which you can easily remove without any tools. At this point, make sure you should write all the steps and sequence of the parts because you have to fix the faucet back as it was.

After taking off the spout, you’ll find a clip holding the cartridge. Remove that clip with a screwdriver.

If you find it difficult to rotate the spout then this tutorial from Moen will help you remove the spout.

Step 8. Take off the cartridge

After removing the clip, it’s time to take off the cartridge. Use pliers to loosen the cartridge by twisting the cartridge with pliers in different directions until it comes out. And if pliers don’t work, you have to use a cartridge puller to remove the cartridge.

It was the complete step-by-step procedure of how to remove the Moen kitchen faucet.

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How To Re-install a New Moen Kitchen Faucet?

Now it’s time to learn how to repair the Moen kitchen faucet or install a new Moen kitchen faucet?

So let’s get started.

Final words

So you have done your job of removing and installing the Moen kitchen faucet without a plumber. Whenever we do something on our own for the first time, it gives us tremendous happiness which we can’t even get after paying a lot of money.

And if you have still not started the Moen kitchen faucet removal procedure, then mustered up some courage and started it. Because if you don’t start it, believe me, you miss an excellent chance of doing something on your own, which can increase your confidence in yourself.

So muster up the courage and start removing Moen’s kitchen faucet. Have you enjoyed it or not? Let me know in the comment box below.


1. How to reuse, change damaged parts or install a new Moen Kitchen Faucet?

As you have removed all the faucet parts, it’s time to decide whether you want to install a new faucet, reuse the damaged parts, or change the broken pieces with new ones.  Here we will cover all three aspects.

It is entirely up to you which method or strategy you choose according to your faucet condition or what you have decided before.

2. How to reuse and change damaged parts?

If you want to reuse the damaged parts, clean them, take white vinegar, mix it with water, and apply it to the parts. Leave the parts overnight or for some hours. After that, you’ll see all the corrosion, rust, and debris have gone.

If the damaged parts of the faucet were just rust, they would start working correctly. So put them back and see if everything is working correctly. And if there are cracks on the cartridge replace it with a new one.

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