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I have a moen 7400 series single handle kitchen faucet,  I recently change the cartridge but now there is very low water pressure and a  squeal when I turn on the water hot and cold.  


Dear Mike,

   I always liked Moen's faucet design because of it's simplicity.  There aren't many different parts to cause problems.  

This faucet, like many other Moen models, may begin to leak or have water flow issues after assembly. If this is the case, a dis-assembly of the faucet and re-tightening of the parts is all you need to do to correct the problem.

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Thomas Ambler


I am experienced at troubleshooting and solving all types of plumbing problems. Issues related to specific manufacturers fixtures and specifications though are beyond my field of expertise. I have dealt with problems in both rural and urban areas, and with water supply and drainage systems. Plumbing issues can be very obscure... such as odors, stains or occasional seepage. I have even had to chase rats from a customer's sewer line.


I have 25 years experience dealing with plumbing systems (which also includes hot water and steam heating systems). My main expertise is in diagnosing and solving problems. I have worked in construction and installation of new systems but do not regard myself as an expert in that area.

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