My kitchen tap, which was installed by the previous owner, has been dripping for a couple of weeks. I know I need to see if the washer / cartridge inside needs replacing, but cannot work out how to access it. THe tap 'handles' have no grub screw or cap hiding a fixing. I've tried pulling hard, and forcing with a screwdriver but am reluctant to apply too much force in case I break it. The kitchen was manufactured by Magnet, and I presume the tap is one of theirs too, but cannot find any info on the internet to help.
I can remove the spout, but not access the main body of the tap.
Can anyone offer me some guidance? I was hoping this would be a simple job, as other tap repairs in my home have been, but it's proving rather annoying! Thanks very much.
PS: Hopefully a pic of the tap is attached. As stated, no obvious grub screw or hidden cap / plate hiding a fixing.
With some of these style taps the lever bar on the handle can be removed by unscrewing. This will reveal a small grub screw which can be removed with an allen key. Once removed the "handle" can be removed.
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