How to repair a dripping tap
07 October 2022
Stopping a leaking spout
If your mixer tap is dripping from its moveable spout, it’s likely to be the O-ring at the bottom of the spout – rather than the washer – that needs replacing. Here’s how to replace it:
1. Loosen the nut
Accessing the tap from below the sink, use a box spanner to loosen the nut that secures the tap to the sink.
2. Remove the grub screw
Twist the tap round so it’s facing you, then use a screwdriver to remove the small grub screw.
3. Access the O-ring
Lift the spout so you can access the O-ring, which is the rubber ring at the base of the spout.
4. Remove and replace the O-ring
Carefully remove the O-ring using a screwdriver then roll the replacement O-ring into position.
5. Replace the spout
Line up the marker on the spout with the groove in the tap body, and slot the spout back into position.
6. Secure in place
Secure the tap in place by re-tightening the grub screw and the nut underneath the sink.
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