How do i replace the cartridge in a blanco eye tap
My Blanco Eye tap is leaking from the top, mainly when on, but a little when turned off. I bought new O rings from Blanco, removed the spout, and everything seemed in good condition, but I replaced the rings anyway. It still leaks. Is it the cartridge, and how do I replace it?
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Remove the rubber O ring (turn off Water supply at meter first), then take your O ring to the hardware store to obtain a new one. You may have to stretch the new ring under hot wster before installation, If you do not feel comfortsble doing this yourself, call an expert.
The first solution is of course correct. However I found it almost impossible to remove the spout assembly. It was very stiff and it was difficult to get any leverage to force it off without damaging the finish to the tap as a whole or damaging the sink.
What I found was that if you poured boiling water over the tap/faucet it eased the stiffness and having done this several times - ie about 5 kettle loads of hot water, I managed to remove the spout. It helps if you reconnect the hose directly to the outlet under the sink (ie not via the faucet). THis allows you to run cold water through the tap whilst pourung boiling water over the outside of the tap. The cold water shrinks the copper/brass components whilst the hot water expands the spout assembly. Once off, it is possible to clean the inside of the assembly to remove corrosion or calcium deposits to say nothing of old "O" rings.
I also used a kettle descaler between dousing with boiling water in the hope that some of it would seep down within the assembly.
It took me three attempts to do this. I was almost going to spend UK pounds 430 or US dollars 670 and buy a new unit. So do not give up and I hope this helps. It swings backward and forward now perfectly.
you can call or e-mail the company, if the faucet is the one in the picture it is a single cartdridge, turn of bith hot and cold water, take an allen wrench into the little plastic cover to remove the handle , unscrew the top cover or it might pop off, that there is either a large lock not or 3 screws holding down the cartdridge, take it out replace it put some faucet frease around all rubber gaskets then install it in the smae way it came out
You need to remove the handle and then remove the top cover to the housing. After the cap is removed you can pull off the spout. It probably needs new washers. You will see what you need to fix it at this point. Just remember to turn off your water before doing this.
I am assuming that your kitchen tap is leaking through the spout
if it is single lever you will need to remove the crown and spout by removing a small erasure size cap on the housing right under the spout or up near the back of the ever then use a hex wrench to remove the set screw( plug the drain holes do it does not go down the drain)
turn the water off (hot and cold ) under the sink remove the set screw and lift off the lever
at his point you can take an adjustible wrench(channel lock and tighten the big ring nut that holds the cartridge in place
temorairly put the handle back on and put the handle in the off position turn the water on under the sink and see if it stopped leaking
if it still leaks you have to turn the water back off and remove the lock nut then the cartridge and go to big box store with old cartridge and name of mfg and get a new one and install
If you have seperate hot and cold valves on top of sink deermne which is leaking by turning one off with oher on undr the sink
once you have determined which it is (hot or cold) take a phillips head screw driver( remove plastic clear cap on top of faucet handle with sharp crewdriver of knife blade) and remove the screw holdin the handle on to the stem(turn counter clock wise
be sure to turn water of under snk on both faucet risers after removing acrylic handle you then take an adjustible wrench and remove the crown nut turn counter clockwise until it comes off over stem
remove stem( looks like size of a pretzel about six inches long with washers on side and one on end
take the stem to local hardware(ace) or big box store and go to lumbing section ask clerk to inspect and recommend replacement washers or replacement stem (if needed)
go back reinstall and tighten crown nut snug( open (turn counter clockwise) tem valve before you snug it down with crown nut install acrykic or chrome handle with brass phillips screw then ut cap on and turn on water and check for leaks