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The swing mixer handle has become very stiff. how do i get it off to clean it/

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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.

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Turn the water supply off to the faucet before you start and open the faucet handle.
Remove the setscrew under the faucet handle.
Pull the handle off.
Remove the bonnet nut.
Lift off the bonnet packing.
Disconnect the sprayer hose from under the sink.
Pull the entire hose out of the faucet.
Swivel and lift the whole spout assembly off the faucet body.
Replace the faucet body O-rings.
lubricate the O-rings and the inside of the spout with waterproof grease.
Assemble the faucet in revers order.

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