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Dripping kitchen mixer tap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by 5oysterman2, 10 Apr 2021.

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    Morning guy's, got this dripping tap & it's driving the wife mad. Is it an easy fix? Not sure what make it is either.
    Regards Doug
     

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    Turn both the hot and cold water off, remove the both tap insert cartridges from the taps and leave them in a dish of citric acid solution to soak. Whilst soaking, work the taps back and forth a few times. Citric acid is available from Wilko and many other places, quite cheaply.
     
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    using the isolation valves and/or stop cocks.

    Maybe obvious but I know of two people who turned the taps OFF and dismantled the taps.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Harry.
    Probably sound's like a stupid question, but how do you remove the cartridges? Regards Doug
     
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    Must admit, I had to read it twice before realising what i should do.
     
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    That, I cannot help with - each one is different.
     
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    I have now identified the tap, it's a Lamona roya one. I have also found instructions to take it apart. If the citric acid doesn't work apart from replacing the cartridge, is there anything else I should buy. Like washers etc.

    It's only 4 years old, but am I likely to have difficulty taking it apart. Cheers Doug
     
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    It is usually just the build up between the faces of the ceramic, which allows the leakage. Once that is dissolved by the acid, it should seal again - no washers involved. If that doesn't do it, then the only fix is complete new ceramic cartridges.
     
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    Youtube, 'replacing mixer tap cartridges'. Then look for one similar in shape to yours and have a look.
     
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    Just like to say thanks for the advice on using the acid, worked a treat.

    Wife is now happy for the time being
     
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