Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "Are there any helpful hints for changing the cartridge?"
A. When changing the cartridge it is recommended that with an assistant, you hold a cup or towel over the open valve, turn on the water to flush out the lines, then install the new part. This may help to extend the life of the parts.
Q. "I would like to convert my faucet to quarter turn cartridges. Can I do that?"
A. If your faucet has the older Hydroseal type cartridge 910-691 (hot) and 910-681 (cold) you can replace them with (2) of 910-900 for hot and cold (the rotation on this cartridge is reversible).
Q. "How does the #910-900 stem cartridge for Price Pfister work for both the hot and the cold side? What if your faucet has lever handles which need to turn opposite of each other?"
A. The #910-900 stem cartridge can be set to turn counterclockwise for the "hot" handle of your faucet or to turn clockwise for the "cold" handle of your faucet with a simple adjustment. When first removed from the package, the cartridge should be set to turn counterclockwise for hot. Please double check that the cartridge is indeed set this way before proceeding.
- STEP 1: Make sure the clear plastic cap is on the diverter end of the cartridge to hold the o-ring and diverter components inside the cartridge
- STEP 2: Remove the small, "square" metal C-ring from the base of the stem
- STEP 3: Pull off the ratchet ring and flip it over, placing it back on the stem
- STEP 4: Replace the C-ring
The stem will now be reversed and set to turn clockwise so it can be used on the cold side. Click here
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Q. "How do I get the seal out after I remove the cartridge/ball?"
A. Push a pen or pencil into the seal then pull it out.
Q. "What tools should I have before I begin installing my faucet?"
A. Some common tools are: basin wrench, adjustable wrench, faucet grease, PTFE tape, and flashlight. You may also need a screwdriver or allen wrench to remove the handle.
Q. "Why do you show many part numbers, but you only show a few parts that can actually be purchased?"
A. Many of the part numbers we show have been discontinued and are no longer available. The parts that we show for purchase are the most commonly replaced parts for these faucets which are still available.