Help how to remove lever From Kitchen Tap

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  1. StuartIsMyName

    StuartIsMyName

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    Hi,

    Im trying to fix a drip on my dripping kitchen tap and I have fallen at the first hurdle.

    I can’t see my tap on any YouTube video.

    Once I open the cap and unscrew the screw, neither lever comes off.

    I’ve tried a bit of force and it does nothing and I’m scared to break it. Can anyone help please?

    thanks
     

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  3. HERTS P&D

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    Buy a new tap, it will be cheaper in the long run.

    Andy
     
  4. StuartIsMyName

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    I’m sure it will, but in the meantime how should I get to the cartridge?
     
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    Do you have a new cartridge?

    Andy
     
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    Perhaps try some boiling water on it. You have removed the screw so just needs more force.
     
  8. StuartIsMyName

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    Ta
     
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    Pour boiling water on the tap handles and then use a flat headed screwdriver to lever the ends off.
     
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    Too slow it seems!
     
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