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Stiff swivel swan neck on Franke kitchen tap

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Mutley56, 30 Aug 2013.

  1. Mutley56

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    Hi all,
    Is there any way to make the swivel neck move more easily on this type of tap. Currently it is stiff to turn and so seems to pull on the attachment where it passes through the sink top. I plumbed the tap in one year ago and hoped that it would just loosen up over time.
    Thanks for all useful advice.
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    If there's a grub screw on the back of the tap securing the spout, is it too tight?

    Failing that, remove the spout and smear some silicone grease on the rubber o ring. Don't use any other lubricants on this, or it may perish the o ring.

    http://www.stevensonplumbing.co.uk/silicone-grease.html
     
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    Thanks for the reply Whitespirit66,

    There is no grub screw and so I will try and download the tap manual to see how to remove the spout. Thanks for the useful link for the grease.

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    it could be a screw type collar, wet rag and a pair of grips and see if it eases.
     
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    Thanks Madrab, I'll get hold of the grease before attempting spout removal.
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    On some of the Franke spouts you rotated the spout fully to the left to align a ball bearing with a small recess in the bodywork, then the spout pulls out.
     
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    Thanks Jackrae.
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