Leaking tap

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  1. wills5138

    wills5138 Read Only Funster

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    Hi,
    Wonder if anyone can help please.
    The tap in our 2003 Autosleeper Symbol has started to leak.
    At first it was if the pump was on so we switched it off until we needed it.
    It now leaks incessantly around the top and bottom of the barrel and seems to be even worse if we have the water heater on.
    We now have to keep various cloths wrapped around the tap to stop water running down the back of the sink unit and onto the seating.
    Any clues as to how I can remedy this situation please?
     
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    I had the same problem with an autosleeper Executive. I ended up replacing the top half of the tap (purchased from Autosleeper). The hot/cold indicator in the tap handle needs to be prised out, undo the screw inside (maybe Allan key) and then remove top of tap. The mechanism of the tap can be unscrewed and replaced.
    If you have any problems you can PM me.
    Regards Ed.
     
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    Thanks for that Ed,
    Looking at the pieces of tap I have here, I can see the small screw.
    I will talk to AS next week and get the new parts.

    Cheers!
     
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    Update on this.
    I rang Autosleeper and was advised to buy a new tap. Don't bother trying to fix the old one they said. When I asked about fitting a new one as I could not see how this would be done, I was told to go in through the fridge vent. Eventually removed the said vent to find I still could not get anywhere near the tap.
    I then spoke to a local company. They said pop it down we'll have a look.
    The good news was they only had to replace a cartridge inside the tap barrel at a grand cost of £20.00. They did tell me that to replace the tap would mean the removal of the sink, fridge and kitchen unit at a cost of £200.00 or so!!!! :Eeek:
    A big thanks to P D Andrews Leisure Limited in Northfleet, Kent.
     
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