Fixing a Leaking Tap

Submitted: Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 19:36
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Has anyone disassembled one of these to fix a leak?

It's leaking from under the handle.
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Reply By: Maximus - Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 20:08

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 20:08
Stephen

If you have the paperwork it helps. I pulled one apart at the farm, just like that one. I think I recall popping out the section with the coloured dots. Allen Key and bingo. It will need a few 0 rings. If I can do it so can you. Hope that helps. In fact if you can see the makers name , go on the net for details.

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Reply By: Flavs - Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 20:15

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 20:15
Hi Stephen

You probably need a new canister, the rubbers do split in due time, normally the pink ones. Sorry I can not give you a part No. Best take it out and go to a plumbing supplies or maybe Bunnings.



Remove the Allen Key Grub Screw and remove the tap handle. Should be simple from there. Check that the base is tight before reassembly.

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Reply By: The Hob - Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 07:20

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 07:20
There are two standard sizes so be sure to take the part with you to get the right one.

Love mixer taps - hate twin taps where you have to burn yourself to get the temp right.

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Reply By: AroundAustralia - Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 21:50

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 at 21:50
Stephen,

Remove the handle and you should find a large brass boss that retains the mixer cartridge. It may be loose enough to allow water past the body of the mixer or the cartridge itself is failing.

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Reply By: Gone Bush - Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 at 20:35

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 at 20:35
Thanks everyone for your help.

It's on my To Do list.

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