Leaking Monobloc tap

30 Dec 2003
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United Kingdom
I've a monobloc tap on my sink which leaks a bit. It is made up of the tap lever, the spout body (which swivels) and the base (any techies please excuse my terminology). When the tap is on, water dribbles from the area between the spout body and the base. It doesn't leak when the water's not on (!?). I can see that there's a washer here but I don't know how to get to it. Removing the tap lever discloses not a lot and there's no screw elsewhere on the body of the beast. To make matters worse there's no name on it - it might be a Franke 'cos the sink is a Franke - if this matters.

Can anyone please advise me how to go about dismantling the tap ?

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Most have a very small grub screw at the back of the base where the spout pushes in. May be hidden behind scale etc.
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A lot of the time these things are held in by an internal woodruff key type of thing, if you swivel the spout to 90 degrees from the front and exert an upward pressure it should pull out. Obviously if it doesn't work one side then try the opposite way.

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