How to Repair Mixer Taps
MIXER TAP REPAIRS
♦ A small grubon the tap body which slots into a groove in the spout to lock it.
♦ A-on shroud, underneath which is a circlip. Dig the circlip out with a small screwdriver or pliers.
♦ A lug which passes through a slot in the tap body. Simply align the spout and body, then pull.
Replacing a diverter
There is no need to turn off the water to replace the diverter washer on a shower mixer.
In the most common design, the washer is mounted on the end of the sprung-loaded diverter mechanism inside the tap body. To remove the mechanism, lift up the diverter knob or lever, get a small adjustable spanner on the flattened stem, and unscrew anti-clockwise.
The washer is attached to the mechanism like an ordinary tap washer. Remove it by undoing the retaining nut, fit a new one, then refit the diverter mechanism.