General Service Instructions for Franke Taps

General Service Instructions for Franke Taps
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GENERAL SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FRANKE TAPS.
REPLACING 0-RINGS
1]
TO CURE LEAKAGE PROBLEM BETWEEN SPOUT AND BODY
There are 3 types of spout-retaining systems used on Franke taps. Your tap will have 1 of the following systems:A.
B.
Using a 3mm Allen key, retract set screw from rear of body, just below the spout swivel joint. Take care not to lose setscrew.
Unscrew the retaining collar at the base of the spout. If your tap has this type of fitting, the collar will remain stationary with
respect to the body of the tap, as the spout is swiveled from side-to-side.
C.
If there is no visible means of retaining the spout (as above) position the whole spout arm over the hot tap handle (in the 9
O’clock position) and apply upward pressure whilst trying to locate the retaining lug into the exit groove. (Bayonet fitting, like a
light bulb)
2]
Remove spout by turning and pulling from the body then remove old o-rings and replace with the new set. O-rings can be expanded
slightly to fit into the grooves without damaging them.
3]
4]
Insert spout into body by slowly twisting and pushing (Reversing the procedure in Para 1). until the spout clicks into the body. The Orings have been lubricated to aid installation and prevent breakage. If the spout will not click into place, recheck to make sure brass
recess in the tap is not obstructed with lime-scale and that, if fitted, the set screw has been retracted and isn’t interfering with
assembly.
Secure spout by replacing the setscrew (being careful not to harm the PTFE seal beneath the head of the screw), tightening the collar
(hand tight only is sufficient) or by returning the spout to the normal, forward position. (Method will depend upon the type of tap you
have)
CLEANING THE ANTI-SPLASH
If the anti-splash/water outlet is clogged with stain deposit or impurities you can unscrew it to clean it. Use a pin or sharp object to clear the
small holes of lime scale. Some anti-splashes have a small rubber sleeve which needs to be fitted between the hot water delivery tube (the
center tube in the spout) and the center recess in the anti-splash. Take care that this does not become distorted when re-fitting.
REPLACING VALVES TO CURE A DRIPPING TAP PROBLEM
1]
2]
Turn off the water either from the check valves below the sink, or at the main stop-cock.
Using a screwdriver or the tip of a sharp knife, remove the red or blue spot (indice) on end of handle. Some compression valve taps,
typically those with cross-head handles, have a screw type indice with either H&C or Hot & Cold. These unscrew anti-clockwise.
3]
4]
5]
6]
7]
Undo the screw and remove handle. If handle is stuck in position, try tapping with a wooden object, being careful not to damage the
handle finish!
Unscrew the valve and remove it. (Anti-clockwise to undo) If the valve is tight, it will ease any undue strain on the tap by applying a
spanner on the remaining valve and using counter-pressure. Some tap models are fitted with spacer bushes which are screwed into
the tap body prior to the valve being inserted. Ensure that this has not been removed with the valve, or you will need to obtain these
as additional spare parts.
Check to ensure that the valve-seat is free of lime-scale deposit and that you have completely removed all the parts of the old valve.
(Often, the rubber washer at the base of ¼ turn valves becomes lodged in the tap) When the valve seat is clean and free of debris,
replace the valve ensuring it is nipped tight and that it screws home to the brass shoulder.
Reassemble by replacing the handles, retaining screws and indices.
The handle tabs on ¼-turn taps should be aligned at 20 degrees backwards, when the valve is in the off position.
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