How to fix and service leaky bathroom faucet/tap

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How to fix a dripping bathroom tap/faucet

How to fix and service leaky bathroom faucet/tap

This step by step tutorial explains clearly how to fix and service a leaky bathroom tap or faucet. The whole exercise is broken down into the following steps.

  1. Turn off the water supply to the tap/faucet to be serviced.

Open a tap/faucet at a lower level to the Taps/faucets being fixed or serviced. Leave open.

Protect any vulnerable surfaces in bath or basin.

Protect vulnerable surfaces

Remove any façade or covering from the taps/faucets.

Carefully unscrew the body of the tap/faucet

Remove old washer.

Screw spindle in clockwise to expose the ‘O’ ring.

Replace ‘O’ ring and washer and apply a bit of ‘O’ ring lubricant to spindle and ‘O’ ring.

Replace ‘O’ ring and washer and apply a bit of ‘O’ ring lubricant to spindle and ‘O’ ring.

  1. Reassemble tap/faucet and turn tap off.
  2. Turn outside tap that was left open off.

Faucet or tap anatomy
  1. Turn water supply back on.
  2. Check for leaks around the tap/faucet body.
  3. Replace any façade.

A full demonstration of the procedure can be found in this video link: https://youtu.be/teGCkH1JEaI

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