Kitchen Faucets, Kitchen Faucet Leak Repair


Step by step tutorial on how to change a tap washer and fix a leaking dripping tap. Save $$$ and do it yourself.
level of difficulty 2 out of 10 (beginner)
Don’t put up with a leaking tap, follow the instructions and fix it easy as.
How to Change a tap washer.
How to Replace a tap washer
Changing a leaking tap is the easiest thing you can do around the house and it will also save calling out a plumber.
When a tap washer is worn out, the tap will continually drip water and this can waste a lot of water.
First step is to locate and turn off the main water supply.
Once the mains are turned off Start by removing the tap handle, then remove the tap cover and finally remove the spindle.
Once the tap spindle is removed you can then inspect and remove the old washer, and replace it with the new one.
You may want to inspect and replace the O rings a gaskets to avoid leaks from the spindle. FIX-A-TAP grease is good to help your taps open and close like new again.
Replace everything in reverse order, turn the main water supply back on and check for any leaks.
If your taps are still leaking then you will need to reseat the taps using a reseating tool. Grind a small amount of the seating being careful not to take off too much. The seat is about 2mm in thickness, if you take of more than 2mm you will need to call a plumber and they will take off the tiles and replace everything and that is a huge project.
A reseating tool can be used to clean the seat also, to help make a nice flat, even surface for the washer to sit against making a water tight finish.
If you have any questions or if you would like to share some of your own tips and tricks please feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
tools you will need:-
Tap Spanner Tool
FIX-A-TAP Lubricant
Doustvalve Doust drip proof washer
reseating tool if required
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When the washer is worn out, the shower will be leaking and you are wasting water from those leak. By changing a new washer you could save money on the water and prevent water damage through the wall.
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