Wash Basin Tap Pressure low until tap is turned back and forth

Postby Pricey » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:18 pm

As it says in the subject line, the hot water tap on our bathroom wash basin seemed to have lost pressure. However, if I turn it back and forth (on and off), the pressure comes back, so I guess it's just some sort of flow problem. I haven't taken the tap apart yet (been very busy.) I was just wondering if anyone's come across this before - I'm guessing something's just sticking inside the tap.

Thanks, in anticipation.
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Postby proptech » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:11 pm

Hi Pricey

Yes, it's usually a tap problem. I don't know what type of tap you have, but I can guess. No doubt if you take the tap apart, clean every part, and replace the washer it'll be fine. If you can get hold of some silicone grease, and apply a little on any moving parts, it'll help.
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Postby Pricey » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:49 am

Thanks for the reply, proptech. Good to hear it's probably something straight forward (as I suspected and was hoping!) I do have some silicone grease...somewhere....

All the best
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Postby cherryrosh » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:48 am

Proptech has given a good suggestion.
Changing of tap washer will help you out.
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