A little updating of the bathroom. That’s what you are planning for. But then again, it’s not as simple as taking the old fixtures out and then placing a new one in place just with instinct.
You must know the whole thing and find out the right technique to do so. In this case, I am thinking of a new Moen bathroom faucet.
You should know about its part, if possible, check the Moen bathroom faucet parts diagram and then know the assembly before working with it. And that’s what I’ll help with today.
So, the Moen bathroom faucet parts consist of a lever or handle insert, a tiny chassis, handle adapter kit, lift rod, strap, clip assembly, hub, and elbow assembly, deck gasket, hardware pack, washer, cartridge, and its nut, washer, O ring, aerator and drain seat.
Let’s directly jump into the depiction and assembly briefing below.
Moen Bathroom Faucet Parts Diagram & Detail!
Before I explain each component and its purpose, check the illustration in order to understand the visual perspective of the Moen bathroom faucet. Here’s the drawing:
Explaining The Moen Bathroom Faucet Parts
Can you recognize the parts above? If not, let me introduce you to these components in the diagram that contains numbers.
1 Stands for Washer
This component ensures friction and spread the load so that the lever or handle insert fits on the handle compartment. It also blocks the leakage of liquid when passing.
2 Stands for Lever or Handle Insert
It’s a metal path that goes inside the handle compartment. This part moves to control the water flow of hot or cold temperatures.
3 Stands for Small Chassis
Made out of metal, this is a fitting that goes inside the handle assembly. It helps to make the path for water flow go in a specific direction.
4 Stands for Handle Adapter Kit
This part contains one wave washer, one screw, and a hot & cold adapter. All of these components help to hold the small chassis.
5 Stands for Lift Rod, Strap, & Clip Assembly
It looks like a sleek object that consists of a lift rod, strap, and clip to sit on the deck. This holds the deck in place securely.
6 Stands for Cartridge
This component regulates cold and hot water flow through contact. It also controls the water flow at the right temperature.
7 Stands for Cartridge Nut
It is a usual nut that goes inside the cartridge to hold this part in the proper place.
8 Stands for Hub & Elbow Assembly
It controls the cold and hot water flow through the elbow side. This part also includes a cartridge and escutcheon nut on the interior side which can be seen if you remove the metal shell.
9 Stands for Deck Gasket
Built out of plastic or rubber material, this seals the connection beneath the deck. It also contains holes for the screws to fit inside.
10 Stands for Hardware Pack
This component fits under the deck gasket in order to fit the pipe and other handle assemblies like cartridge, deck, level handle insert, and handle adapter.
11 Stands for O Ring
It is a silicon or rubber stuff that holds the pop-up plug and pipe to reduce the leaking water flow from the metal components.
12 Stands for Drain Seat
This part seals the drain component that secures the liquid from seeping out of the gaps simply by pressing it to open or close.
13 Stands for Aerator
It is the Moen bathroom faucet aerator that lessens the water flow through small holes and controls the stream.
Moen Bathroom Faucet Parts Assembly
- Place the Moen bathroom faucet on an even surface. Now you want to place the gasket at the exceptionally low part of the faucet. The pillars beneath the faucet must be aligned with the gasket holes.
- The faucet with gasket is ready to be taken to the sink top where you need to place it on the holes. Make sure the pillars are nicely in the holes. The spout of the faucet shall be facing you once inserted into sink holes.
- Tighten the nuts little by little and make movements on the faucet to get the right position. Improper tightening and positioning can damage the sink and faucet, so be careful.
- If the sink bottom is not entirely flat the fit won’t be accurate for the faucet and nuts will stay loose causing leakage at any time.
- To prevent this issue, you need a joint washer. Add it to the area between the mounting nuts and the faucet pillar. And it shall help in the tight fit of mounting nuts and stability of the faucet.
- Try moving the faucet and if there’s any movement then you need to also use another hole that should be located behind the faucet body.
- Use the faucet kit to get the lift rod and insert it in the hole to ensure the faucet does not move. You should be able to move the rod up and down. Hand-tighten the nuts.
- And there you have it! The assembly of faucet parts into the sink is complete and you can move on to the drain plug installation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I identify my Moen faucet model?
To get the right Moen replacement parts you may need to identify the faucet model first. And that information should be available in the box.
You should see the exact model number also in the instruction sheet. However, if you cannot find it, follow the general series number that should be available on the spout back.
How do you take apart a Moen bathroom faucet?
The exact method of taking apart a Moen bathroom faucet will vary on which model or series you have. You can check the manual for specific detail.
Are Moen replacement parts free?
The Moen replacement parts can be free if the model is still under warranty. However, there are conditions that need to be valid in such cases, and you need to contact Moen to get a more specific answer.
And there you have it, the Moen bathroom faucet parts diagram and explanation. I added the assembly briefly just to ensure you know the process.
However, if you think there’s more to know, make sure to find out about the entire installation process of Moen bathroom faucets. You never want to try something without having full knowledge of the process.
On that note, I’ll leave for today, see you in the next piece.
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