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Roger Hart21/09/2021 16:44:25
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Not a model but... Kitchen mixer cold tap is ceramic type and drips - but only if water pressure is low due to washing machine or garden hose. Sometimes happens anyway in early morning.

Have fitted new module (brass+ceramic+plastic stuff) but after about 2 months it starts again. Have other ceramic taps in house with no/few problems. Have tried silicone grease - works for about 2 weeks. Ceramic elements do seem slightly scored but there seems some variation in new elements types from you know where - so easier to buy new unit.

Any ideas short of a new mixer (PIA getting old one out).

Dave Halford21/09/2021 17:02:10
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When you took the module out did check for rubbish in the tap base?

KWIL21/09/2021 17:33:11
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Since this is the cold water tap it could well be that the incoming water contains "particles" that are water mains born and need to be filtered out.

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