Summary: Learn how to change a washer, replace a washer on a tap, replace a washer on a non-rising spindle and replace a washer on a rising spindle tap.
If you find your tap is leaking or dripping even when you have closed it suggests that either there is a loose connection or the washer is worn. A worn washer is probably the most common cause of a leaking tap. There are two main types of tap; a non-rising spindle and a rising spindle tap.
A non-rising spindle tap.
Undo the headgear nut with a spanner.
Using a screwdriver prise off the rubber washer.
A rising spindle tap.
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