Kitchen mixer tap (dripping)... tap head won't come off!!!

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Hello,

Am trying to stop a dripping tap but even with the screw holding the tap head in place removed + applying significant elbow grease the tap head will not come off, I cannot whack it or get too aggresive with it as the mixer as a whole is a cheap bit of kit that will not withstand any more force than what I've attempted, also the shape of the tap head won't allow a decent grip with a wrench to try and prise it off.

Please see attached photo, any suggestions as to how to get the head off so that a new washer can replace the worn out one?

Thanks
 

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Try pouring boiling hot water over the handle ,the heat may expand it enough to free it up.
Are they quarter turn ,or screw down type ?
 
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Try pouring boiling hot water over the handle ,the heat may expand it enough to free it up.
Are they quarter turn ,or screw down type ?

Hello,

they're 1/4 turn, it's quite a flimsy bit of kit so your suggestion may be the only way to get the tap head off without causing irreparable damage,

thanks.
 
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