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 Post subject: Dripping tap
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:31 pm 
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First post on this forum so thank you to the board and members first off.

I have a dripping kitchen tap (single spout mixer).
I know that it's probably down to the ceramic cartridges which will either need to be cleaned up or replaced.
I've undone the screw behind the tap which is a T8 torx but I cannot pull the tap off at all. I've tried the hot water side and the same thing.

I've shut off the water at the mains and let the system drain opening taps in the bathrooms downstairs and upstairs.

In theory the should just pull out/slide off.

Has anyone ever experienced this and if so what can I do?

Appreciate the advice and help.


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Which screw behind the tap have you undone?
There's often one in the centre at the back that holds on the spout, and then one on each tap handle. These can be in the side of the handle, or in the centre under a cover.
There are many different designs.


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I've undone the one for the spout and that easily came out.
I've taken the screws for the taps (there is only one on each) but neither tap come off.

Below is link to the style of tap I have.

https://youtu.be/WAir4is1npQ


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My tap "looks like" the one in the youtube video you linked to, but it isn't that one. Please post a picture of your tap. Info on how to post a picture is in my signature.

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Thanks so far. Please see attached a picture of my actual tap (i hope)


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so the torx screws are under of each of the taps.
once i turn the water off at the mains and allow the system to drain, i can turn the taps into the on position to access the screws and undo them.

The tap was bought from Amazon a couple of years ago, the brand is Vaspint.

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I don't think you'll get a definite answer unless somebody here has come across the same tap and has taken the handles off.
A couple of things I'd try, after removing the torx screws, are to try tapping the lever with the handle of a screwdriver or similar to see if you can free it. Try unscrewing the lever from the handle body, it may or may not unscrew. There might be another screw in the bottom of the hole or it might bear against the stem. Try wrapping a rag soaked in hot water around the handle. Or try levering the handle off the main body, if you can get something between the handle and the shroud.
Whatever you do, go carefully and gently. It's too easy to damage the tap, or yourself if you slip.


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No isolation valves under the sink ?

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