My Franke Planar Tap is dripping..

Franke Planar Tap

Franke Planar Tap

1. Tap is dripping from the Spout

If your Franke Planar Tap is dripping from the spout then it is most likely that you need to change the valves (one or both) and / or the brass bush ring (but usually its just the valve) hot or cold.

 
There are two different versions of the Franke Planar tap. The earlier Planar Tap (pre 02/2008) took a 20 spline valve. The second version takes a 28 spline valve (and that valve in itself has been changed from a two threaded 2307R valve to the one threaded 3547R).

Old Franke Planar Valve (Right ) Order 3549R in Store. Current Planar Valve (Left) is available

Old Franke Planar Valve (Right ) Order 3549R in Store. The Valve on the left is the 2307R Valve and the Current Valve 3547R is a one threaded version of the 2307R i.e. has same height and number of splines.

In this picture here on the right is an earlier valve.  If your valve has 20 splines with a height of c. 46mm then we would recommend that you try the 3549R.  The other valve, on the left, is 53mm in height and has 28 splines and is the 2307R .

We strongly recommend, that you check what valve you have in your Tap prior to ordering – i.e. remove your own valve and then order accordingly. With Valve changeovers in production we cannot know What valve is in your tap. The changeover happened c.2007 BUT we cannot be responsible for the wrong valve being ordered if you do not check what valve you actually have in advance.

 

SMR Ceramic Disc Quarter Turn Valve 20 Splines 3549R

Measurements 3549R
Overall height : 45.65mm
Diameter at thread: 22mm
Splines: 20
Height of Splines: 4mm

 

Franke Franke Planar Tap Valve from c. 2007 / 2008 onwards

Measurements 2307R
Overall height: 53mm
Nut Height: 8mm
Diameter at thread: 21mm
Splines: 28
Height of Splines: 10mm

Spare Tap Parts 2552R

Spare Tap Parts 2552R – Cold Valve shown here

Measurements 3547R
Overall height: 53mm
Nut Height: 6mm
Diameter at thread: 21mm
Splines: 28
Height of Splines: 11mm

Valve 3819R

Valve 3819R (shown here the Hot valve. Cold valve is the same without a ‘nick’ in the nut )

 

We also stock this Valve 3549R that will work if you have the earlier model.

Here is some further infomation:

The earlier valve looks like this

Old Franke Planar Valve (Right ) Order 3549R in Store. Current Planar Valve (Left) is available

Old Franke Planar Valve (Right ) Order 3549R in Store. Current Planar Valve (Left) is available in Store.

 
If your valve appears to be wider than ours but all measurements tally except diameter, just make sure that you have removed the brass bush. For more information on removing the brass bush, see here.
 

Accessing the valve: 

This tip was given to us by another customer (and we also have our blog link 7 Easy steps to change Kitchen Valve.

Isolate water supply

Remove handle by undoing screw.

With the aid of a small mirror undo chrome handle housing 2 grub screws with small Allen key from underneath , until you can pull off housing.

Then do same with chrome valve housing.

Undo old valve with adjustable spanner & fit new valve.

Refit housings same in reverse.

Make sure handle housing is on splines, so that handle upright is off & handle forward down is off.

 

A NEW Brass Bush might be required if you are replacing your Tap Valve and the Brass Bush Part has come away with your old valve i.e. your old valve is stuck inside (stuck to) the Brass Bush. If you cannot separate the Brass Bush from your old valve then you will need a new one.

It can be a common enough problem that when you remove your Kitchen Tap Valve it looks different than the valve in the picture (or the Valve that you purchased from us). It is most likely because the brass bush is still attached.

Here is our guide Removing Brass Bush ring from Valve

Used SP3547 Valve inside Brass Bush SP3886

Old SP3547 Valve inside Brass Bush SP3886

 

2307R Valve inside Brass Bush with lip 3886R

2307R Valve inside Brass Bush with lip 3886R

 

We only stock the two most recent versions of the Franke Planar Tap Valve. We do not stock the earlier valves

Old Franke Planar Valve (Right ) Not available in Store. Current Planar Valve (Left) is available in Store.

Old Franke Planar Valve (Right ) Not available in Store. Current Planar Valve (Left) is available in Store.

 

Here is the link for the Franke Planar Tap Valve

and here is the link for the Franke Planar Brass Bush

We only stock the current and previous Planar Tap Valves e.g. the 2307R and the SP3547

 

2. Dripping where Spout meets Base

If it is dripping where the spout meets the base then it is most likely that you need to replace the O Rings.

Franke Planar Tap O Rings (3617R and also known as SP3617)

 
 

Our Blog / Plumbing Guides section includes tips e.g. how to remove a valve. Follow the links below.

Franke Planar Tap

Franke Planar Tap

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4 Comments

  1. Nic R April 24, 2017

    I’ve removed the grub screws from my Planar tap, but I can’t get the metal cover off, no matter how hard I pull! Am I missing something!?

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    • Alice April 24, 2017

      Hi Nic , if you go to our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TapsAndSinksOnline/
      there is a video there that shows removing a handle from a tap very similar in style to hte Planar Tap. Take a look at that and see if it helps you. Alice

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    • Neil August 14, 2017

      Hi Nic
      Having the same problem. How did you over come the issue?

      Cheers,
      Neil

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      • Alice August 15, 2017

        From another customer
        Isolate water supply
        Remove handle by undoing screw.
        With the aid of a small mirror undo chrome handle housing 2 grub screws with small Allen key from underneath , until you can pull off housing.
        Then do same with chrome valve housing.
        Undo old valve with adjustable spanner & fit new valve.
        Refit housings same in reverse.
        Make sure handle housing is on splines, so that handle upright is off & handle forward down is off.

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