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#310996 5-Dec-2023 15:43
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My 23yr old sink water filter faucet is starting to not shut off properly. Anyone know how to remove these from the sink and strip them down to clean and maybe replace washers etc ?? Are there any repairs kits available ?

 

Yes there is a shut valve under the sink.

 

(the labels are all worn off - so don't know manufacturer, model etc)

 

 

 





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  #3168448 5-Dec-2023 16:24
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There will likely be a big screw Hex ring that is clamping the bottom of this to the underside of the sink...

 

Ideally under the bench you will find a flexi-pipe that runs from the bottom of the fitting to a tap,,, Turn off the tap then unscrew the flexi pipe then unbolt the big ring and the faucet should lift up from the top of the sink,

 

 

 

Then you can go to town taking it apart to look for worn parts...


 
 
 

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  #3168455 5-Dec-2023 16:44
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You can probably buy a replacement quite cheaply as I recall these taps were included with the water filters. It is something like this https://www.waterfilterman.co.uk/single-lever-taps/11-chrome-push-lever-drinking-water-filter-tap-5060282120211.html 


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  #3168470 5-Dec-2023 16:50
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As above, get underneath and there will be a hex screw to undo. Just make sure you turn the water off first.

 

I've got a very similar one - also as above, part of a "kit" and it has started to drip - sometimes. So if you do find out where to get parts.....




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  #3168540 5-Dec-2023 19:04
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This is similar to mine and this shows how it is attached. 

 

 

 


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  #3175948 28-Dec-2023 11:43
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Well finally got around to striping this tap from the sink.

 

You need to have a contortionist arm to get around the InSinkErator and then contortionist fingers to manipulate the open ended spanner to loosen, then finger undo the nut on the very long threaded pipe, all through a very small cupboard wall cutout. Then to find out in the end all that was not necessary.

 

AS the water spout can be unscrewed and the plastic flip lever slides out. It was just all so very gunged up and took quite a bit of force to undo the spout. Sprayed some penetrating solution on it all and waited 15 minutes and things loosen up. The two 'O' rings on the spout were fine. It was and still is to a certain extent, the lever plunger that is the problem. Though after the penetrating oil, a good soapy clean, then silicon spray, loosened the plunger up, I believe the actual spring is just old and has lost it springiness. To remove the spring requires a slot headed (snake eyes) bit to go over the plunger. Anyway I doubt whether I could get a new spring anyway.

 

For now it is working way better than it did and if you let the flip lever really spring back to neutral it does not drip anymore.

 

I new Stefani Chrome Tap to Suit 1/4" from Bunnings costs $44.36

 

All in all it was an interesting exercise and in the near future we will have to buy a replacement tap.





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