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Hot water in shower won't turn off!

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Hot water in shower won't turn off!

Hi Workshop Community,

 

Despite turning off the hot water tap in my shower as hard as possible, the water keeps flowing at quite a high rate.

 

I've switched off the water at the mains tap under the kitchen sink to stop the immediate problem.

 

Wondering if anyone has seen this before and has advice on what could be causing it?

 

I am guessing it is a washer or a cartridge in the tap but can't even find a way (e.g. alan /hex key) to get the tap off to find out!

 

Cheers

Andrew

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Re: Hot water in shower won't turn off!

Hey Andrew, can you take a quick photo of the tap so we can see what you're working with? There will be a way to remove it and replace the washer.

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Re: Hot water in shower won't turn off!

If its a cartridge, be prepared for a shock. The price of cartridges is such that you're usually better off just replacing the taps, which is a dreadful waste. 

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Re: Hot water in shower won't turn off!

How are you going with your tap @AndrewSa

 

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Re: Hot water in shower won't turn off!

Got a handyman in and he replaced the washers - all good now!!

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Re: Hot water in shower won't turn off!

Great. Hope you were watching so you can do it yourself next time @AndrewSa. :smile:

 

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