How to Fix a Leaking Flick Mixer Tap 💧

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Here is the leaking flick mixer tap

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Turn both taps off under sink or basin

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Unscrew tap handle anti clockwise

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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

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Pull the cover plate off away from the unit

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

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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

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Unscrew with your fingers and take off

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

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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

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

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Push the cartridge in

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

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Put the plastic cover on turning clockwise

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

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Put grub screw back in and turn clockwise

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Put tap handle back on turning clockwise

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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.

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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

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