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How do I get inside this tap?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by MattWills, 14 Jul 2011.

  1. MattWills

    MattWills

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    Does anybody know how to get the handle off this tap to get at the valve? It's dripping and needs rewashering etc inside.


    There's no screw under the plastic plug as you might expect to see. All there is is what looks like a flat squarish metal plate. Have tried prising that up with a jewellers screwdriver but without success. There is no other obvious fixing point e.g. a grub screw on the side of the handle.

    I'm a bit stumped!
    Anyone got any ideas?

    Thanks
     
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    Have you tried turning the squarish plate with a pair of small-nosed pliers?
     
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    Have you tried just pulling the handle upwards? (A little WD40 may help.)
     
  5. MattWills

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    I have tried just pulling the handle off. Will give it a squirt of WD40 and try again. Not tried turning the plate. Not sure it will turn as the four corners look as if they are turned downwards. Will give that a go though too.

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    I`m with D-H on this type of tap - put a piece of wood on the spout and lever round the underside of the top shroud with a screwdriver while turning the shroud :idea:
     
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    I'll try that. Thanks
     
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