Tap leaking on Hymer

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  1. Arkwright007

    Arkwright007 Read Only Funster

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    Ah well, whileI'm at it I'd better try and get my other problem sorted:Mellow:

    The mixer tap on the sink leaks around the base when I turn the tap off. I've tried tightening the nut underneath the work surface but to no avail. Hoping it's something quite simple.

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  2. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    We had a similar problem with a mixer tap a while ago. There is a cartridge in the body of the tap, a seal has probably failed. Replacement cartridges can be found on e-bay, make sure that you order the correct size.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/ceramic-tap-cartridge

    Our Reich mixer tap had an Allen headed screw behind the Red / Blue plastic insert, cant remember the size. Remove this screw and the top lever comes off. Next step is to unscrew the top collar. Once this is removed you will need a large spanner or wrench to undo the nut which holds the cartridge in position. Remove the cartridge and fit the new one making sure the locating lugs are in their correct position. Then put it all back together and keep fingers and everything else crossed when you turn on the pump.

    Brisey.
     
  3. Madwife

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    As Brisey says it's likely to be the cartridge. We had a similar problem a few weeks ago and the guys at Johns Cross sorted it out for us.

    Kath
     
  4. Manic

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    I had a leak on our Reich tap, water around base but not from base, from the spout joint. I removed the spout and sealed with sealant and it's ok so far.
     
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