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Need help fixing a tap !

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ukadz, 16 Jun 2005.

  1. ukadz

    ukadz

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    Hi, I am a complete dunce with this kind of stuff. I have a bath tap fitting like

    (in case the link doesn work "Traditional Gold Effect PVD ¾" Bath/Shower Mixer" on screwfix's website)

    The cold water tap now pops right off, when you put it back in it doesnt for what I can best describe "grab" when you turn it, so at the moment to actually turn it on and off is very hard, especially off as the best I can manage at the moment is a slow drip. Is this just a case of changing the washer or is there something more sinister afoot ;) If anyone has any idea on what it might be and more importantly of how I can go about fixing it. I would be most grateful.

    Many thanks

    Adam[​IMG]

    MOD

    pic added as was shorter than link
     
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    JPC

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    i guess u need a new tap valve.....has the slipping bit got a nut shaped bit near its base ?...turn water off (check water does not come out of tap)
    take tap valve out and go and get a new one...
     
  4. Bill_Stickers

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    Put the plug in, take the tap head off, unscrew the tap body, drop it, (thank me that you put the plug in), then take the circlip off, unscrew and push out the internal assembly - it will I assure you - then clean all brass with wire wool, lubricate with vaseline or similar and reassemble if it don't work I'll come and do it for you!
     
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