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Problem removing tap cover to change ceramic cartridge

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by horty, 18 Apr 2009.

  1. horty

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    Hi,

    I have a dripping kitchen mixer tap and I need to replace the ceramic cartridge.... I have done this before on a different tap....

    My problem is that I can not get to the cartridge on this tap.... I understand that I should be able to remove the tap cold cover by turning anticlockwise or pulling - but it wont budge...!

    The tap is no longer in manufacture and Magnet do not even know who made it... Here is a picture.

    Please help
     
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    Is there another allen key grub screw accessible through one of the 'knob' holes?
     
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    That would be my guess too.

    If not, it'll just be a case of pulling or twisting a bit harder than you've already tried.
     
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    It looks to me that the three grub screws are what secures the er cover to the spindle which will be splined. I think it should pull off, perhaps with a little judicious levering. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.....I think brute force is required, will give it a go.

    I think it should pull off too. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yea, try sliding a small screwdriver in the gap and try levering it off at the same time as pulling and wiggling with your other hand.

    Hope that makes sense. :eek: :confused:
     
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    Or hot water over cap to expand it slightly.
     
  10. horty

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    Thanks again....boiling hot water and a bit of wiggling with a screwdriver did the trick..

    Cheers :LOL:
     
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