Moen bathroom sink low flowing hot water


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Now that the pedestal sink and drain are completed for the time being, I'm about to tackle the hot water flow problem in the Moen L4601 Chateau
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bathroom sink faucet. Not only is the hot water side a stiffer pull, but also the flow is gradually slowing. I'm not certain that a cartridge change would address the low hot water flow but I think I'm on the right track (like a slipped O ring. My kitchen sink for similar reasons, I replaced the entire faucet not knowing about replaceable cartridges. From the Moen site it seems that the faucet take a 1225 cartridge. I have most of the tools I need but I need to lay a hand to my channel locks, I have a larger pair of genuine Vise Grip needle nose pliers, but don't want to destroy the cartridge just in case it's not a Moen 1225.
The Moen site has a great step by step video on replacing these cartridges; The video is in the lower portion of this page
Just in case are there any other tricks or tips I need to know?

Thanks in advance.
Gus
 
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