How do you fix a Moen Towel Bar when the mounting system has come apart from the wall?
Removing the towel bar is fairly easy. Use a small flat screwdriver that fits in the hole, and lever the tab towards the wall.
There is a screw underneath that can be tightened and if that works, you're done.
But 9 times out of 10, it is the flimsy Moen wall anchor that is loose and will have to be replaced. Remove the screw entirely and remove the plastic wall mount.
Now, remove the metal wall anchor. This may take some throught -- you don't want to break the drywall.
In my situation, with thick drywall, I took a grippy pliers and worried the anchor out towards me. Remember, it's flimsy and should bend before the drywall breaks. But take it slowly. Alternatively, you can probably tear the flange off the anchor's shaft and push it through, to drop inside the wall. Grippy pliers do more than just grip.
Once you have the anchor gone, get a "toggle anchor" from the hardware store. I used the type that was mostly "screw" and it anchored just fine. Then reattach the Moen mount with the screw that came with the anchor (you may want to add a metal washer inside the Moen plastic) and replace the towel bar. This should last forever. Read More At : YB2218BN: Brantford 18 in. Towel Bar in Brushed Nickel...