Replacing washer on kitchen tap

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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    We have a tap like this and it is leaking from the top when lever is pulled up, anyone know how to get into it to replace washer if there is a washer in there?
    There is a plug on the side which is coloured red and blue,I know it is there to tell you which way to turn for hot and cold water.
    I have taken that out but no visible screws to take out,.

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    http://www.johnscross.co.uk/products/Reich-Single-Lever-Kitchen-Tap-.html
     
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    nope:Sad:
     
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    i believe that tap has a cartridge insert which has to be replaced....there is no washer as such.


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    found on the internet.....it is a different tap but the principle should be the same.
    NOTE there are two different sized cartridges so best to take it out and measure it first.


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    You remove the small plug under the lever with a pen knife or small screwdriver, lift the tap to expose the allen screw which you loosen until you can lift off the handle. Screw off the top shroud which will reveal the brass nut holding the cartridge. Loosen the nut and remove the cartridge.
    Note that when replacing the cartridge there are a couple of locating nipples on the base that have to line up with indentations in the tap body.


    you may need to buy a 27mm box spanner and a 2.5mm allen key.
     
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