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Mixer tap handle stuck

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by pliny84, 7 Aug 2021.

  1. pliny84

    pliny84

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    Hello all,

    I'm trying to remove this tap handle to see why it's dripping. I've located and removed the grub screw, should the handle now pull straight off? Have put some wd40 on and tried prising it off but it won't budge. Any ideas?

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  2. Harry Bloomfield

    Harry Bloomfield

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    Yes, it should do. Probably stuck with limescale.

    Try making a loop with strong string, hooking that on the handle, hooking an hammer head through the loop, then yanking the hammer up as if tapping against the loop of string.
     
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  4. jeff the gasman

    jeff the gasman

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    Adjustable spanner under x head and prise off. New cartridge required.
     
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    If it’s that hot one, it does look limescaled. As per Jeff, new cartridge, failing that, new tap.
     
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  7. BoilerBob

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    Get an electric soldering iron and hold it onto the sleeve of the handle for a little while then try to pull it off but use gloves as it will be hot I’ve done this on stiff handles so as not to cause discolouration on the chrome plating when reassembling use silicon grease to get it off next time. Bob
     
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