Leaking tap in Hymer

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    The kitchen tap on our newly purchased yr 2000 B584 is weeping - anybody know if you can get spare O rings / seals? It is a reich mixer tap, Hymer UK don't list spares, new one is £60!

    Any ideas or experiences of fixing same problem? Just had a peek under sinks - looks bit cramped and awkward to remove!:Smile:
     
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    When you have a new tap try this

    Kitchen tap access (B544 or similar)

    Remove plastic cutlery liner - no fastenings, remove wooden drawer front - 2 screws (Phillips) one each side. To remove tap undo the hose clips, a 6mm socket is probably the best option. Warm the plastic hose with a hair dryer,(a hot air gun for stripping paint could be used with GREAT care). Locate and remove the 2 wires - spade terminals. A plumber's tap spanner may assist with the removal of the nut on the underside of the tap. Replacement of new or repaired tap is the reverse of the removal process.
     
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    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/tech-mech-general/16613-leaking-tap-hymer.html#post2031

    had the same prob. just went to local plumbers merch.and bought a selection of O rings 5p each and changed it over no problem.
     
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    thanks for that - how does body of tap come apart to replace o rings? I assume that i will have to remove it first? Don't want to force it apart and break it.........:Sad:

    Thanks to all the info folks!
     
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    Where is leak. The tap has several different parts. Some can be replaced without removing tap.
    Steles
     
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    Hi Scottie

    Remove the red and blue plastic insert on the tap head and loosen the allen screw beneath it. Lift off the lever and unscrew the sleeve. Now unscrew the cartridge securing nut using a wrench. The cartridge should now lift out, fit new cartridge and reassemble. There is no need to remove the tap as the repair can be carried out in situ.

    See previous thread regarding this problem...
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/tech-mech-general/11370-leaking-mixer-tap-2.html
     
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    Thanks Brisey, will get the tools out next saturday when we have it on the drive having an alarm fitted. Having to put it in storage until we have a new drive put in for it at the other side of the house.:Smile:
     
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    Just taken it apart - to be stumped by not having suitable wrench / spanner to unscrew brass nut holding cartridge in place :Sad: What did you use to remove it? Brass is very soft, already tried pipe grips.
     
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    You need to use open ended spanner, once plastic nut is removed thereis just room to use the spanner on end.
     
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    Success! just removed it. Off to the plumbers for some o rings to replace the red ones ( 3 o rings joined together). If that doesn't work, new cartridge off fleabay. thanks guys for all the help:Smile:
     
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    Please google
    Much cheaper prices than on e bay, some 12.99 + shipping
    Also check caravan acc shops, i paid 14.99 but no shipping if you can collect.
    Be carefull if you have micro switch do not trap wires.
    Steles
     
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