If your Franke Doric Tap is leaking from the Spout then you need to replace the valves.
The most important issue is for you to establish is whether or not you have the Triflow version (discontinued Spring 2011) or the Filter flow version of this tap as both look almost identical but take Different Valves and O Rings. If you cannot tell from the pictures WHICH version you have, then the easiest way is to remove a Valve and that will tell you definitely WHICH version you have and then order accordingly.
* The Triflow Valve has 20 splines (ridges) & either Avillion / Triflow / TCL stamped on your Valve
* The Filterflow Valve has 28 Splines (ridges) & either SMR or San Marco stamped on your Valve.
This Guide here 7 easy steps to replace Kitchen Valve will help you check which Valve (and therefore whether ‘Triflow’ OR ‘Filterflow’ version of Tap you have.
Your Doric Triflow or Filterflow tap takes 3 valves (1 hot and 2 cold).
If your Franke Doric Tap is leaking from the Hot side then usually replacing the hot valve will solve this. See Tip below to assist in identifying is the drip coming from the Hot or the Cold side. It is a little bit trickier if your Franke Doric Tap is dripping from the cold side – which is dripping – filtered cold or mains cold or both ?
- If you don’t know whether is is the Mains Cold OR Filtered Cold valve that needs replacing (or both?) you could buy 2 cold, try one (same one) in mains first and if still dripping then switch the new valve into the filtered side and if still dripping then chances are both mains and filtered are dripping (reason why I am advising to try the ONE new valve in both mains and filtered is because once you fit one of our valves then you cannot return it – whereas you can return any unused valve for a refund).
Franke Doric Triflow FR9145 / FR9146
Overall Height: 53mm
Nut Height: 5mm
Diameter at thread: 21mm
No of Splines (teeth at top): 20
Height of Splines: 12mm
The same cold is used in both i.e… FR9145/FR9245 is used in the mains cold and another FR9145/FR9245 is used in the filtered cold.
Franke Doric Filterflow 1427R
Brass Valve with ceramic discs.
Measurements: Height 53mm
Diameter at thread 21mm
Nut Height 8mm
Again the same cold is used in both i.e… 1427R-C is used in the mains cold and another 1427R-C is used in the filtered cold.
This blog post here contains a tip in identifying which Valve is faulty i.e Hot or Cold.
If your tap is dripping where the spout meets the base then you need to replace the O Ring Kit
Use the information above to see which Tap it is.