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Broken tap help needed!

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Hi,

Not sure if I've posted on the right board but the cold water tap on my shower is broken and I can't bare to have a boiling hot shower in this weather!

The knob (?) just spins around and around and nothing comes out. I don't know if there is a simple way of fixing it or if I need to get someone out to fix it for me?

Any suggestions???

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  • wallbash
    wallbash Posts: 17,775 Forumite
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    Has it come off its 'spindle' ??
    Rather than turn the knob, can you pull the head off

    Is there a small 'cap' which you can prise off ??
    or a small grub screw at the rear of the tap??

    A photo would be nice :rotfl:
  • Darkangel
    Darkangel Posts: 523 Forumite
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    I can't pull the head off to see what the problem is but I've just discovered that if I pull the knob up (with some force) as I turn it it seems to work.

    I'm guessing something has come loose inside? If I keep doing the above will it get worse and eventually stop working???
  • wallbash
    wallbash Posts: 17,775 Forumite
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    If I keep doing the above will it get worse and eventually stop working???

    Yes

    We really need to know what sort of tap you have.
    Go to a large site .... screwfix !! and give us a link to a similar sort of tap
  • ormus
    ormus Posts: 42,714 Forumite
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    sounds like the jumper has come off the spindle.
    take it apart and refix it. simple enough job.

    http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/taps/head_gear.htm
    Get some gorm.
  • Canucklehead
    Canucklehead Posts: 6,254 Forumite
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    ormus wrote: »
    sounds like the jumper has come off the spindle.
    take it apart and refix it. simple enough job.

    http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/taps/head_gear.htm


    Hi
    If you read through the link it tells you the retaining clip (if displaced) will stop the tap from opening or closing.;)

    Strip the tap headworks down ,clean ,silicon grease and reassemble.

    GSR.
    Ask to see CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering)
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