Water not coming out of tap

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Have finally decided to replace a washer on a leaky bathroom basin tap.

It has been isolated at a valve under the basin for a year, to stop the dripping.

On dismantling I discovered my new washer will not fit, but thought I would turn the old washer over just as a temporary measure.

However, on restoring water supply, no water came out of tap.

Turned washer back over, still no water coming out.

Plenty of water without a washer!

It is a rising spindle tap. When you turn the head, the jumper doesn't appear to move.

Any ideas?
 
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You need a thinner washer, seen this one before.

If you loosen the body and turn on water a little you should see it works when loosened.

Or file down a bit. good fun on the fingers.

Al
 
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is the spindle thread ok ?
does the jumper wind up/down when the tap insert is in your hand ?
 
You need a thinner washer, seen this one before.

If you loosen the body and turn on water a little you should see it works when loosened.

Or file down a bit. good fun on the fingers.

Al

It didn't work with the old washer fitted as it was originally though, I would have expected it to...

Had tried loosening the headgear nut a tad, didn't seem to help.
 
have you removed the circlip and split inside ?.

are they running on the thread ok ?

Al
 
have you tried putting pressure on the jumper while you turn the spindle as if your closing the tap ?
sounds like it's not catching the thread.
 
Have tried putting pressure on jumper as I turn the spindle, nothing happens.

How do you mean running on the thread?
 
remove circlip

then force apart by tapping on the thin shaft whilst holding body

when it splits, the inside thin shaft will twist up/down on a female thread.
 
I did just try slackening off the (headgear?) nut than fixes to the bottom (outlet?) AGAIN, and all seems ok, apart from a small drip.

I turned the washer over. No drip. Tap works ok.

Does that all seem ok?

Will get new washer.
 

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