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Hi, I'm trying to remove a tap cover so I can change (or at least attempt to change) a washer ). No success trying to move anything with mild twisting/levering but don't want to break anything by applying force in the wrong location.

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rpm

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Plumber
Don`t have time to go fiddling it`s either there when I click on the link JC or I move on, that said I understand that there is a problem uploading images to the site at the moment due to Dan breaking something. :(

I agree with trying to unscrew the first domed sections on the ends.
 
Hi all,

I am trying out DIY plumbing on some of the leaking pipes but I have run into problems dismantling the taps further. Any ideas/suggestions will be very, very much appreciated. Cheers.

Tap 1 - Toilet tap

If I supposed to pry open the "Lubben" button, how do I do so when there's hardly any groove on which I can pry?

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Tap 2 - Toilet tap

I removed the screw as indicated, but was unable to dismantle the tap further.

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Tap 3 - Bathroom Tap

When the tap was turned on, a considerable amount of water flowed from the outlet as indicated by the arrow. When I pulled up the diverter as much as I could, the unwanted water flow reduced by quite a lot, but there was still water flow at the arrow. So is it a problem with the tap cartridge or diverter cartridge?

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I wasn't sure if I was supposed to remove the handle or the diverter. In any case, I tried removing the handle and wasn't able to proceed further. I wasn't able to twist the golden component.

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Tap 4 - Kitchen Tap

I removed the screw as indicated in the diagrams below, but was unable to dismantle the tap further.

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rpm

Esteemed
Plumber
Before working on things make sure the water can be isolated.
In the first example use plumbers force.
 

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