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Hot tap no water

Discussion in 'Valves & Taps' started by karlhayes, Jul 14, 2012.

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  1. karlhayes

    karlhayes Guest

    my hot tap in the bathroom will turn but no water will come out all other taps both h&c all work fine any ideas please ?
  2. galaxy_plumbing

    galaxy_plumbing Plumber GSR

    seized tap maybe..shut the water, remove valve body and check if is working as it should. It could be a blockage too but i think you would get at least some drip from it.
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  3. Mickyplumb

    Mickyplumb Guest

    If it's a BS5412 valve, i.e not rising spindle then once you remove the head, check to see if you have the circlip still stuck on the spindle.
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  4. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    On the old design taps that are basically a screw that moves a washer up & down, then washer could be stuck, - renew it.
    If it is more modern design then it could still be washer, but also could be works disconnected. As said, check circlip, but could be the common problem of wear on the O rings inside the works, that means water enters into the part the threaded bit goes. This is often on hot taps due to heat. Remove the works, take clip off, ( the works are in 3 parts), tap spindle out, screw spindle apart, & as you probably won't be able to match the O rings exactly, just clean & grease with Vaseline or silicone grease, & put together & refit. May last reasonably well. If you could get a new spindle with same splines to suit tap head, then often better a new one.
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  5. spanner

    spanner Plumber GSR

    If the taps are just ordinary standard BS1010 turning on/off taps, you'll probably find the spindle (which has a left hand thread) has probably come loose in the tap body and stuck down..Just as galaxy has said and dont forget to replace the rubber washer.. Good Luck PaL
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