Frequently Asked Questions

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Bathroom

Installation Considerations
Can I change the trim (showerhead, arm, flange, escutcheon, handle/knob and tub spout) without changing the valve in the wall?
Can I purchase new tub and shower trim and connect it to my existing Moen tub and shower valve?
Can I replace a two-handle lavatory faucet with a single-handle model? Do all faucets fit all bathroom sinks and tub/showers?
Can I replace a two-handle or three-handle shower valve with a single-handle model?
Can I use my existing drain assembly when installing a new faucet?
My rough-in valve in the shower was installed too far back from my finished wall. Can I get an extension kit to correct this?
What is a pop-up drain assembly?
Why is there a gap between the handle and the escutcheon of my one-handle shower faucet?
M-Pact1
What is the M-PACT? system?
Posi-Temp/Moentrol
I haven't used my PosiTemp® shower in my guest bath in a while. I now only get hot or cold water but not both.
The temperature on my Moentrol shower seems to be reversed ? cold water is where hot should be and the hot water is where the cold should be. Is there an easy way to change this?
What is meant by a "pressure-balancing" tub and shower faucet?
What is the difference between a PosiTemp® tub and shower valve and a Moentrol® tub and shower valve?
What size hex wrench is used to remove my PosiTemp® lever?
When I first turn on my Posi-Temp shower, I get scalding hot water. As I turn the handle counter-clockwise, the water gets cooler. How can I fix this?
Why does my PosiTemp® shower, with waterdrop knob, only give me hot water or cold water, and not a mixture?
Exact-Temp
How does the ExactTemp valve work?
What makes ExactTemp® better than the competitors' thermostatic valves?
Maintenance
What kind of cleaner can I use on my faucet featuring the Spot Resist™ Stainless or Spot Resist™ Brushed Nickel Finishes?
Moen Quality
Is there an adjustment that I can make to my faucet to increase the flow of the water?
What should I look for when purchasing a faucet?
Roman Tubs
Can I change the trim on my older Moen roman tub without replacing the valve body?
Does the Moen Roman Tub valve spout shank need to be cut to the desired height after it has been installed? Does Moen make a shorter one?
Vertical Spa
What is a vertical spa?

Kitchen & Bar

Installation Considerations
Can I purchase a non-spray faucet and convert it to a sprayer model using my existing side spray?
Can I replace a two-handle kitchen faucet with a single-handle model?
How many holes are necessary in my sink deck to install my kitchen faucet?
I am interested in one of the single handle models that feature the side-mounted handle. On your website, I only see these handles mounted on the right-hand side. Can the handle be mounted on the left hand side?
Maintenance
I have a Moen 1 handle kitchen faucet and need to replace the O-rings. What are the steps to do this?
I just replaced the cartridge in my Moen kitchen faucet and the handle will not stay in the on position, how do I fix this?
Is the same procedure followed for the 2 handle kitchen faucet?
My faucet has a high-arc spout, and it does not immediately shut off after the handle (or handles) are turned off. Why is this?
My kitchen faucet handle is hard to operate. What can I do to correct this?
The hose for my pullout / pulldown faucet keeps getting caught by various obstructions in the below cabinet. What can be done to alleviate this issue?
What kind of cleaner can I use on my LifeShine® faucet?
What kind of cleaner can I use on non-LifeShine components?
Sinks
Does Moen make undermount sinks?
What size basket strainers do I need for my new sink?
Why don't basket strainers come with new sinks?
Moen Quality
Do all Moen products consist of one standard of quality regardless of whether the distributor is a retail or wholesale supplier?

Installation & Repairs

Installation
Can I join copper to PVC tubing? If so, how?
How do I install my kitchen or bathroom faucet?
I am concerned that the Moen faucet I am interested in will not fit in my thick countertop. Is there an extension kit that I can buy?
I just purchased a new faucet and my existing supply lines will not fit on your faucet. What can be done to correct this?
What are "sweat and/or cc fittings" and what does it mean "to sweat a pipe"?
What tools will I need to install or fix my faucet?
When do I need to use thread seal tape, pipe dope or plumber's putty?
Will it take me long to install a faucet?
Replacement Parts & Repairs
How can I purchase repair parts?
How long does it take to ship parts if I purchase direct from Moen?
I don't see my faucet on your website, does that mean it's no longer serviceable?
I have received some parts to repair my faucet. Is this something that I can repair?
If I contact Moen directly for warranty parts, what type of questions can I expect to be asked?
The hot and cold is reversed on my one handle kitchen/bathroom sink faucet. What can be done to correct this?
What causes a Moen faucet or valve to leak or drip?
Finding a Model Number
How can I find my model number?
I have located a number on my faucet, but your website states it is not a model number. What number is this?
Replacing a Cartridge
How do I replace my Moen cartridge?
What is the advantage of a Moen cartridge?
Returns
Where do I find assistance in repairing my Moen product?
What is your return policy?

Innovations

Aromatherapy Showers
Can I add aromatherapy to an existing Moen shower?
How easy is the installation of the showerhead?
Will my shower still work if I don't use a capsule?
Why won't the dilution lever move?
Why can't I remove a shower capsule?
Are there special cleaning instructions for this shower?
Where are the INLY shower capsules made?
How does INLY ensure quality ingredients?
How do I activate INLY aromatherapy shower capsules?
Can I control the intensity of the fragrance in the shower?
After starting the infusion of essential oils in my shower, can I turn off?
Will using INLY products make the bath or shower slippery?
Can i use INLY capsules to wash myself?
Will an essential oil shower leave my hair or skin greasy?
Will my skin be scented after an INLY shower?
How long does a capsule last?
When i remove the capsule after use, it still feels full. is this normal?
Are the products contained in the capsules tested on animals?
Will the capsule color the water?
Are the capsules recyclable?
Are there any warnings regarding the use of INLY capsules?
U by Moen Smart Faucet
Do I download an app?
What kind of voice assistant do I need?
Can I buy this faucet without owning a voice assistant?
What kind of phone do I need?
Where can I buy one?
Do I need WI-FI?
What kind of batteries do I need to buy? Are they included?
How is the faucet powered?
Nebia by Moen
What is Nebia by Moen?
What does atomization mean?
Will Nebia by Moen really get the shampoo and conditioner out of my hair?
Does atomization make the water feel colder compared to a standard shower?
What is the combined flow rate of the Nebia by Moen rainshower and handshower?
What is the flow rate of the Nebia by Moen rainshower?
Are the Nebia by Moen products WaterSense labeled?
How much water can I save?
Can the handshower flow independently from the rainshower?
How does the handshower turn on?
Is there backflow prevention?
Can I install myself?
What if I prefer to not use the waterproof permanent adhesive?
Can I use my existing valve and plumbing?
What is the water pressure requirement?
What is the water heater requirement?
Will Nebia by Moen perform if I have low water pressure?
How do I clean my Nebia by Moen showerhead?
How does Nebia by Moen handle hard water (or lime scale)?
Will the Nebia by Moen handshower effect my pacemaker since it has a magnet?
Are the Nebia by Moen products covered by Moen's Limited Lifetime Warranty?
Will this fit into my shower?
FLO by Moen
FLO by Moen Installation
Does Flo by Moen need to be professionally installed?
Using FLO by Moen
Can Flo by Moen pinpoint the origin of the leak?
How does the smart valve notify me if there is a leak in my water system?
Can I turn off my home’s water through the Flo by Moen app?
Does Flo by Moen integrate with any other smart home devices?
Does Flo by Moen work on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networks?
Does Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff integrate with other smart home systems?
General Questions about FLO by Moen
Why do homeowners need this smart water valve installed in their homes?
Will Moen or Flo Technologies cover expenses relating to any water damage?
What if Flo by Moen doesn’t detect a leak? What happens when Flo by Moen malfunctions and I don’t have FloProtect?
What is MicroLeak™ Technology?
Is Flo By Moen water resistant?
FloProtect
What is FloProtect Plan?
What do insurance companies think of this? Do you have insurance partners?
How much does FloProtect cost?
What does the FloProtect Plan offer that the Flo by Moen Basic offering doesn’t?
Do I have to be a Flo customer to sign up for FloProtect?
How do Flo by Moen customers sign up for FloProtect?
Do customers have to sign up for FloProtect to use Flo by Moen?
MotionSense
Operation
How do I adjust the flow?
How do I change the water temperature?
How do I disable or re-enable the sensors?
How do I use my sensors to turn the water on and off?
How does MotionSense operation differ from a standard mechanical faucet?
If I use one of the sensors to turn the water on, how long will it run?
Is it safe to have electronics under my kitchen sink?
What does the blue LED light indicate?
What is the spout range of motion?
Whom do I call for support?
What caused my faucet to turn on unintentionally?
Installation & Power
Can the faucet be mounted with left- or right-handle installation?
How do I uninstall the hoses for inline filter cleaning?
How do I disconnect the pullout hose from the control box?
How does the installation differ from a standard mechanical faucet?
How is MotionSense powered? Does it run on batteries or use AC power?
Will the valve fit under my standard sink cabinet?
I bought a new generation of MotionSense faucet, can I use my old Moen AC adapter?
Can this be used on a bar sink?
Care & Maintenance
How do I clean the faucet?
How do I clean the screen filter in the control box?
How do I troubleshoot the MotionSense faucet?
How do I know my batteries are dead?
What is the warranty?
ioDigital
Are there any issues with electricity and the chance of being shocked?
Do I have to plug the valve in, and is an electrician required for installation?
Do you need a larger hot water tank? What are the drainage requirements?
How does the controller mount to the wall?
How does the ioDigital™ valve work?
How far away will the remote controls work?
How many presets can you have for the shower? Roman Tub? Vertical Spa?
How many spray outlets can be used in a digital vertical spa?
Is the valve compatible with PEX, copper and CPVC?
Is this a pressure balanced valve?
What are the inlet sizes?
What are the outlet sizes?
What is the minimum water pressure needed for a digital valve?
What is the warranty on the valve? Controller?
Will the digital valves work with existing showerheads, hand showers and body sprays?
Will the valve fit within a regular 2" x 4" framed wall?
U by Moen Shower
Operation
How many presets can you have for two outlet and four outlet SKUs?
Is this a pressure balanced valve?
What is the minimum water pressure needed for a digital valve?
Are there any issues with electricity and the chance of being shocked?
How does the valve work?
What happens when a power outage occurs while shower is ON?
Does the U by Moen shower valve have flow volume control?
Does the U by Moen shower controller have a touch screen?
How many outlets does the U by Moen shower valve have?
What is the maximum hot water temperature?
Does the U by Moen shower measure/display water usage during or after a shower?
What is the maximum flow rate for two outlet and four outlet valves?
Does the U by Moen shower offer a warm-up mode? How does it work?
Can I use the U by Moen shower during a power outage?
Can the U by Moen shower be used in locations where local codes require only a single outlet active?
Does the U by Moen shower controller use batteries?
Does the unit use a lot of electricity? Will it considerably increase my electric bills?
How do I know if the optional Battery Backup (service kit 179573) is connected to my valve? How will I know when the batteries need to be changed?
Can I use one of the outlets to fill my tub?
Can I reduce the brightness of the display? Can the display be turned off when it is not in use?
Installation and Power
Can I move the U by Moen shower controller once it has been installed?
Is an access panel required for the U by Moen shower valve?
How does the U by Moen shower controller mount to the wall?
What are the inlet sizes?
What are the outlet sizes?
Do I have to plug in the U by Moen shower valve, and is an electrician required for installation?
Is the U by Moen shower valve compatible with PEX, copper and CPVC?
How many spray outlets shower devices can be used in a digital vertical spa?
Do you need a larger hot water tank to operate the U by Moen shower? Are there specific drainage requirements?
How far can the U by Moen shower valve be installed from the shower area?
Will the U by Moen shower digital valve work with existing showerheads, hand showers and body sprays?
Can I install the U by Moen outside of the United States or Canada?
I already have one phone synced to the controller. How do I sync additional phones to the controller?
Can I install the U by Moen valve in an attic? Are there any concerns regarding the ambient temperature of the location of where the valve will be installed?
Are there any layout considerations I need to be aware of before the controller is installed?
Does the U by Moen shower valve come with caps for unused outlets?
Can I use quick connects for inlet and outlet?
Does the U by Moen shower work with a tankless heater?
Can I add multiple controllers for the U by Moen shower valve?
Does the U by Moen shower run on AC power or batteries?
Care and Maintenance
What is the warranty on the U by Moen shower valve and controller?
How do I clean the filter screen?
How do I clean the controller?
Can I remove the buttons for cleaning?
Is the controller water proof?
Do the cables for the controller, AC power adaptor and optional battery backup need to be inserted into specific ports within the valve?
Connectivity
Did Moen develop this digital technology?
How many smart phones can be connected to the controller?
What type of smart phones can be connected to the controller?
How far away will the smart phone activate your shower?
How do I change the outlet icons on the controller screen?
Can I use the shower without connecting to the cloud/internet?
Does the smart phone app connect to the shower via a Bluetooth or WiFi based connection?
What kind of router do I need to connect my U by Moen?
Are there any special router requirements?
Can I operate two controllers from the same smart phone?
Does the app work on a tablet?
Can the app be updated from the Apple app store or Google Play?
How do I get the latest controller features?
What happens when smart phones are upgraded with new operating systems?
Can I turn off the shower using my smart phone even if it was turned on using a controller?
What are the benefits of a cloud-based system?
What about security? What personal data will Moen have access to through the cloud?
What are the factory settings on the controller at the time of installation?
What if my plumber doesn’t set up the icons correctly. How do I adjust these?
How do you set up the time on the controller?
Why don't I see my wireless network when I attempt to connect to the U by Moen app?
Will I be able to use a static IP address?
If I need to replace my controller for any reason, what steps will I need to follow to connect my new controller to my home Wi-Fi network?
What if I get a new router or change internet providers? What will need to be done to connect my U by Moen shower controller to my home Wi-Fi network?
I have one of the outlets on my U by Moen valve capped. Is there a 'blank' or 'capped' icon I can use to acknowledge that particular port is not active on the controller?
Is there a published API available? Can I integrate the U by Moen into my smart home hub?
Automation
What smart home systems is U by Moen compatible with?
How do I pair my U by Moen with my Amazon devices?
My preset won't start with the Alexa voice command
Alexa is responding with an error message
I've already purchased a U by Moen shower, do I need a new controller to integrate voice automation with Amazon Alexa?
What Amazon devices are currently compatible with my U by Moen shower?
Is U by Moen compatible with Apple HomeKit?
What if I'm having trouble pairing U by Moen to my devices? Do I call Moen customer service or Amazon?
Do I need to have an Amazon Echo product in the bathroom to control the shower?
What are the benefits of pairing my device with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant?
Are there any security concerns with pairing my device with a system like Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or Google Assistant?
I've already purchased a U by Moen shower, do I need a new controller to integrate voice automation with Apple HomeKit?
ioDigital Upgrade
Can I upgrade my four outlet ioDigital valve shower to the four outlet U by Moen shower without a major remodel?

Troubleshooting

Bathroom
Troubleshooting: No water from tub/shower units
Troubleshooting: No COLD (just hot) or No HOT (just cold) water on tub shower units
Troubleshooting: No WARM water (no mixture of hot and cold) on tub shower units
Troubleshooting: Water temperature is not HOT enough on tub shower units
Troubleshooting: No water from tub/shower units
Troubleshooting: Water comes out of the showerhead when the tub spout is being used
Kitchen
Troubleshooting: Kitchen faucet leaks at the bottom of the spout
Troubleshooting: Side spray leaks when faucet is turned on
Troubleshooting: Kitchen faucet leaks between the spout and the handle
Troubleshooting: Low flow from side spray / Water still comes from spout with side spray activated
Troubleshooting: Pulldown wand "falls" out of spout
Troubleshooting: Pullout or pulldown wand will not divert between "stream" and "spray" modes
General
Troubleshooting: Fixture leaks from the end of the spout
Troubleshooting: Low water flow from spout — BOTH hot and cold water on sink faucets
Troubleshooting: Low water flow from spout — ONLY hot or cold water on sink faucets
Troubleshooting: Spout is difficult to rotate
Troubleshooting: Handle is difficult to operate
Troubleshooting: Handle will not stay in the on position (one-handle faucets)
Troubleshooting: Pop-up drain assembly not closing or opening properly