Single lever basin tap leaking

22 Nov 2006
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United Kingdom
Hi all, I have a single lever basin tap that is leaking. The tap is turned on/off by turning the lever horizontally . How do I remove the top of the tap to dismantle the tap to stop the leak please. I have searched previous posts and there is reference to an using an allen key, I cannot see any nut? If you click my name it should show a photo of tap in album. Thanks
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I'm going to make the assumption your tap is a mixer. So first things first isolate both hot and cold supplies to it. Next the lever you turn horizantally, twist it anti clockwise and the lever should screw off. Then look inside the tapping and in there you'll find a grub screw which requires the stated allen key. Loosen it and lift up the head. Now you'll have access to the head, get an adjustable spanner on it and open. You'll probably have a ceramic disc in it, so you'll have to find a replacement from your local merchants.

Hope that helps.
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Nope no difference other than, isolate the cold supply to it. As for the rest its all the same.

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