Leaking mixer tap

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  1. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Our mixer tap is leaking from its main body, possibly frost damage.:cry:
    I am led to believe that these units are non repairable, is this correct.???
    Any advice or pointers would be much appreciated.

    Brisey
     
  2. Mikemoss

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    Hi Brisey

    Would you believe it - we have exactly the same tap and exactly the same problem. Just dropped ours off at Pickwick Caravans near Melksham for repair/replacement. I'll keep you posted but would expect it to be a new tap.

    Cheers
     
  3. sinbad1

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    Take the lever off , see if the valve needs tightening up:Smile:
     
  4. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    If all else fails, we have these in stock, £45 less 5% Funster discount

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    In my experience caravan taps are overpriced and not nearly as good as a domestic.

    Our's broke a couple of years ago, mixing handle came right off, but rather than replace with another van tap I bought a chromed, solid brass domestic mixer from B&Q .. wasn't a lot cheaper but far superior quality ...

    unfortunately if you have micro switch taps you've got no choice..
     
  6. JockandRita

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    Hi John,

    That looks exactly like out mixer kitchen tap, made by Reich, as fitted to our Hymer. It is micro switched.
    We were quoted almost £90 for a replacement, :Eeek: but can't remember who from.

    I managed to source a contact at Reich for spares, when we were at the Dusseldorf show, as all we needed was a new micro switch and a flipper. :thumb:

    Jock.
     
  7. sinbad1

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    sell them here

    £48

    Regards
     
  8. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    We keep a range of the Reich taps in stock, you wont get the 5% funster discount on that site!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    I had two off these fail in a Swift c/van fortunately they were replaced under warranty.
    Surely there is a design fault, or are they a cheap tap sold at a high cost.

    Andy
     
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    JockandRita Funster Life Member

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    Thanks Sinbad,

    Very similar, but not the same. :Wink:

    Jock.
     
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    Taps

    Brisey we have a autosleeper Symbol our tap leaked a year ago I repaired it and touch wood it is still ok.

    Remove the tap top lever by slackening the recessed allen screw undo the locking ring holding the spout and slide upwards the spout body in the bottom the was a plastic washer which had split I could not get a replacement so I superglued it it looks like a flat O ring.

    I greased the tap with washing up liquid to get the spout body back down it took some pushing.:Rofl1:

    remember to switch the pump off.

    Regards Alf
     
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    I've just said thanks Alf, but sadly your instructions on how to remove the top of the tap came too late to save me a bill from Pickwick Caravans! I couldn't work out how to get inside our faulty tap and didn't want to make a relatively minor leak much worse just before the Easter hols.

    Anyway, Pickwick have replaced the tap, moved the new one to a better position so we can now close the sink cover, and sorted out a problem with the gas part of our water heater so all's well that ends well.

    Will remember your repair tips next time we have any bother, though.
     
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    Hi I have a leaking pigtail for one of these taps do you know where i can get a replacment as only seem to sell the full thing
     
  14. Drew

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    We have similarly had leaky tap problems and having managed to get it apart have not been able to find the problem, I suspect it is in the bit you can't get too easily. Unfortunately JC don't stock the tap we have and I am reluctant to fit a different one so have forked out for an exact replacement from another supplier without the 5% discount. Spares are available for these taps from http://www.leisureshopdirect.com/caravan/water/reich_taps/Spares_for_Reich_Taps.aspx

    Drew
     
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