Changing A Washer On A Mixer Tap
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Step 1. There should be an isolation valve underneath the tap which can be used to turn off the water to that particular sink or, if you don't have one of these, turn off the water at the mains. If you're changing the tap washer on the hot water tap then you will need to turn off the boiler and immersion heater too.
Each tap will have a standard half-inch thread on the bottom and comes supplied with a small washer that goes on the underside of the sink and secures with a small nut. Most mixer taps will also come with a foam plate that is placed underneath the tap unit to allow the tap to get a really good seal on top of the sink.
A leaking tap due to a worn or damaged washer How To Change A Tap Washer. The image above identifies a small fault with the seal and the water working its way through and dripping out of the spout. So lets find out how to stop a tap dripping by changing the tap washer. How to replace a tap washer and stop a dripping tap in 5 steps
Next, a screwdriver to remove the screw under the cap, then pull of the tap's handle from shaft. Next the cover/shroud at the bottom of the shaft needs removing with a spanner with cloth between spanner and cover to protect plating. Finally, undo the large nut under the cover to remove the head complete with washer.