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It's not always the washer...

Updated: Oct 15

Issue: Kitchen Sink Mixer Tap Leak...

Inside, I found the mechanism which controls the flow of water is called the Ceramic Disk Tap Gland / Valve



sometimes called online as compression valve/tap glands/cartridge


Wished I'd checked this video before I started

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyfL2wLqPbA&t=5s


tools I used

Adjustable Wrench

Chunky Pliers


how to measure for your replacement


bought mine from Screwfix


unfortunately, the valve snapped leaving half stuck in, flush out the middle as per


then with access to the middle, used chunky pliers jammmed in to unscrew the broken cartridge out


further post mortem reading

diy.com

diydata.com


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