I have a tap. I am struggling to work out how to change the main washers. How do I get access to the main washers?
I can not identify the tap, so answer will probably be speculative. Just tell me what experience you have, and what you would do.
What I have done so far.
I undid one bolt, and the front comes off.
I believe that the two small washers that are visible in the 2nd photo (the one of the tap handle), are not the washers to turn the tap off. I think they are to stop leaks along the shaft.
Some experimenting upholds the hypothesis that the tap handle pushes and releases an inter hidden bit, that in turn blocks the flow of waster: By pushing the inner hidden bit, I can modulate the flow of water (this was done by setting the isolation tap, to restrict flow. So pressure was low).
Next I looked at what is now at the front (after the tap handle is removed).
There is what looks like a hex nut, but is it. I see not seam between this and the main body. Should I attach my grips and apply lots of force? Or is it just decorative?
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