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How access kitchen tap's cartridge / washer??

Postby jjsandall » Mon May 31, 2010 7:30 pm

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.
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Postby plumbbob » Mon May 31, 2010 10:16 pm

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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Postby jjsandall » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:35 pm

Spot on Plumbbob - thanks for your advice! All sorted now.
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Postby willowcourt » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:41 am

Hi, I have the same tap, where did you get the cartridge from and how much.

Do you also have the make or model and cartrigde information.

Much Apprecaite it.
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