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How to fix a leaking flick mixer tap 💧

Fix a Leaking Flick Mixer Tap 💧

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Here is the leaking flick mixer tap

Here is the leaking flick mixer tap

Turn both taps off under sink or basin

Turn both taps off under sink or basin

Unscrew tap handle anti clockwise

Unscrew tap handle anti clockwise

Use a correct fitting hex key (Allen key) to undo the grub screw (hex screw), it could be located where the tap handle fits or it could be located on the back side

Use a correct fitting hex key (Allen key) to undo the grub screw (hex screw), it could be located where the tap handle fits or it could be located on the back side

Pull the cover plate off away from the unit

Pull the cover plate off away from the unit

A plastic plate covers the cartridge and you need to unscrew it anti clockwise to take it off

A plastic plate covers the cartridge and you need to unscrew it anti clockwise to take it off

Now you will have a brass fitting that keeps the cartridge in place, you will need your adjustable wrench or shifter to undo. Look for the flat edges to line up and turn anti clockwise

Now you will have a brass fitting that keeps the cartridge in place, you will need your adjustable wrench or shifter to undo. Look for the flat edges to line up and turn anti clockwise

Unscrew with your fingers and take off

Unscrew with your fingers and take off

Now you have access to the cartridge and can just pull it out

Now you have access to the cartridge and can just pull it out

Now you can replace with a new cartridge. They usually come in 2 sizes 35mm or 40mm if your not sure, take your old one to a pluming supplier or hardware store and compare

Now you can replace with a new cartridge. They usually come in 2 sizes 35mm or 40mm if your not sure, take your old one to a pluming supplier or hardware store and compare

Make sure you line up the cartridge the right way, you can see inside the unit the hole positions to line it up to

Make sure you line up the cartridge the right way, you can see inside the unit the hole positions to line it up to

Push the cartridge in

Push the cartridge in

Put the brass nut over the top of the cartridge and tighten up, not too tight.

Put the brass nut over the top of the cartridge and tighten up, not too tight.

Put the plastic cover on turning clockwise

Put the plastic cover on turning clockwise

Push the metal cover back on lined up the way it was removed

Push the metal cover back on lined up the way it was removed

Put grub screw back in and turn clockwise

Put grub screw back in and turn clockwise

Put tap handle back on turning clockwise

Put tap handle back on turning clockwise

Turn on taps under the sink or basin and then  slowly turn on tap, there may be some air pressure that comes out first, then the water.

Turn on taps under the sink or basin and then slowly turn on tap, there may be some air pressure that comes out first, then the water.

Once tap is turned off, you shouldn't have anymore leaks. If you do have a leak still you will have to go back and make sure the brass nut fitting is tight enough

  • 1 correct fitting hex key (Allen key)
  • 1 adjustable wrench
  • 1 replacement cartridge