I have the “telephone” type of tap where you have a central lever which diverts water to either the tap or shower.
Recently I am unable to stop the shower when requesting only tap, but can have all water diverted to shower only.
I have replaced washers on these taps before but this is something I have not had to worry about before…
Is there a washer that may be worn inside this mechanism or is it something more technical which must be repaired or replaced..?
I looked at the mixer tap project but this hasn’t really helped me as it was a kitchen tap which did not have the option of chosing shower or tap.
If I do need to change or replace something - How do I get into the tap to get at it?
There is a shallow bit that looks like it might be a nut on the front of where the lever is but getting a spanner on here would be difficult as it is only a couple of mil wide – I thought perhaps this is just decoration and I need to remove the unit completely to access my problem area. I dont want to scratch it up and Im afraid to make things worse!
Can anyone identify what the problem is and direct me to a tutorial or help directly please?