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Getting at tap washers in C spout monobloc kitchen tap

Postby Adaldan » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:24 pm

Hi all

The picture is too big to upload but I’ve got a C spout monobloc kitchen tap with lever controls which is making a lot of noise and I think I’ve established that I need to change the washers. However, after undoing the little screw at the end of the levers, I just can’t take the casing off to access the washers. Is it just a case of yanking hard? The levers definitely don’t unscrew. Any advice would be very gratefully accepted. Thanks in advance.
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:57 pm

Hi adaldan
If you taps are 1/4 turn you cannot replace washers because there are none - you will find ceramic cartridges.
The tap heads will be fitted on a splined shaft and with corrosion can be difficult to remove - a straight pull is needed.
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Postby Adaldan » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:07 pm

Thanks for that. Does that mean that if I change the whole valve, it’ll sort out the problem or do I need to install a new tap? Thanks in advance.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:00 pm

Hi adaldan
If you replace the ceramic disc inserts it should sort out the leak. Whether you will be able to buy replacement inserts is doubtful, so a new tap may be your best option.
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Postby Adaldan » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:49 pm

Thanks mate, really appreciate your advice.
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