Leacking mixer tap


Postby BAMIL » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:37 pm

My mixer tap in the kitchen leaks from under the handle when I try and use a water filter on the outlet. How do I disassemble it and fix it? :x :x
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Postby jondeau » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:32 am

You need to get at the gland nut which may be exposed or may be under a shroud depending on what sort of tap you have.

The gland nut fits around the tap spindle where the spindle enters the tap body.

Undo the gland nut (there is no need to turn off the water in most cases) and slide it up the spindle, wrap several turns of PTFE tape loosely around the spindle and using a tiny screwdriver or similar, push the PTFE down into the tap body, re tighten the gland nut to compress the tape inside the body.

You may need to do the re-packing in stages to ensure a seal.

Simple.

.........but if your tap is very old, spindle distorted or corroded you may not get a perfect seal.
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Postby BAMIL » Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:21 am

:D Thanks for that.
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