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How to remove this tap handle to replace washer?

Postby fguk01 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:17 pm

I have tried to lift the top cap to expose a spindle screw but it does not seem to be removable. Is it possible that the tap 'handle' unscrews anticlockwise from the body after it has been turned fully open? I have tried but don't want to damage the tap and nothing wants to give.
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:34 pm

Hi fguk01.
The top dome unscrews to give access to the fixing screw.
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Postby fguk01 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:47 pm

Thanks stoneyboy, got em off with a bit of persuasion
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:44 am

Hi fguk01,
You’ll probably find they are ceramic disc valves. The valve itself generally does not leak but the sealing washer on the bottom of the valve assembly disintegrates. Try replacing the sealing washer first.
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