How to Change a Cartridge in a Sink Tap but Cannot Access Tap?


Postby R.Kondapalli » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:38 am

Hi ya, first time post so please bear with me. I am a new diy'er eager to learn. I noticed a kitchen tap dripping and going through some posts looks like change of washer would fix it. However, this tap looks to be different to all other taps I have seen and there is no screw to undo and open the tap.

I have attached the photo. Please could you help me by advising how to open? Any help is much appreciated
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Postby plumbbob » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:07 pm

Two possibilities.

One, a screw is hidden under the red/blue mark which can be prised out.
Two, the levers can be removed by being unscrewed. This will reveal a tiny allen screw.

Oh, and these taps do not use washers. They are ceramic discs and only available after some research. Check they are not still under warranty.
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Postby R.Kondapalli » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:14 pm

Thanks for your reply Plumbbob.

No red/blue mark and it all looks sealed. So, will be trying out option 2 tomorrow.

Excellent point about ceramic discs..I believe I have to clear the lime scale for these? Recently bought this house so dont know of any warranty.
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Postby R.Kondapalli » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:37 pm

Plumbbob, As you have suggested, it appears to be, the solution is option 2 I.e., unscrewing lever bar.

However, Its very tight when I try to unscrew with hand. Before I try it harder using a tool, may sound dumb but can I check, I believe I turn the lever bar anti clock wise to open?

It looks like I have the same tap as in this post how-access-kitchen-tap-s-cartridge-washer-t22662.html

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