Mythos Tap dripping

Mythos Tap Franke

Mythos Tap Franke

Note:  At the end of this blog are links to all the Spare Parts referred to throughout the Blog for ease of reviewing / purchasing.

 
Here are the 3 main causes as to why your Franke Mythos Tap dripping :

1. Franke Mythos Tap dripping from the Spout

If your Franke Mythos 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.

2. Franke Mythos Tap dripping where Spout meets Base

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

3. Franke Mythos Tap leaking from the handle:

The valve may need tightening or replacing. Here is our Guide How to remove the Handle on your Kitchen Tap.

If the valve bush comes out with the valve, order a new set of valve and valve-bush.

If you have replaced the valve just remember that new valves can take a few days for the rubber washer to “be bed down”. Tighten the valve and if leak continues after tightening please contact us on sales@tapsandsinksonline.co.uk.

 

Valve Details:

Please note when buying the Valves that the Hot and Cold valves are NOT interchangeable.

Franke Mythos Tap Valve

Mythos Tap Dripping

Mythos Tap Dripping from the Spout

Earlier installation guides refer to the valve 2552R.  Then later ones refer to the Valve 1427R.  Then in 2014 the Franke Mythos Tap Valve was changed by manufacturer from the 1427R Valve to the SP3547. While the 2552R and the 1427R are the exact same valve (just a name change of valve) the later valve is different in appearance.  Your installation guide will tell you exactly which part to order. However, if you don’t have your installation guide then EITHER valve IS compatible once you have the Franke Mythos MTX, MTG or MTV.

We have provided here measurements and images of both valves for reference if you don’t have your installation guide as otherwise you might receive a valve that looks different from your own valve, when you remove it, and think that you were sent the WRONG valve. Please all see below regarding the Brass Bush Part when you remove your own valve.

Measurements 2552R /1427R
Overall height: 53mm
Nut Height: 8mm
Diameter at thread: 21mm
Splines: 28
Height of Splines: 10mm

1427R Tap Valve

1427R Tap Valve (Cold Valve shown here)

Measurements SP3547
Overall height: 53mm
Nut Height: 6mm
Diameter at thread: 21mm
Splines: 28
Height of Splines: 11mm

SP3547R (shown here Hot Valve)

SP3547R (shown here Hot Valve)

 

* all ‘mm’ measurements are rounded to the nearest mm.

valve blueprint 1427R

Valve blueprint 1427R – as example to show where measurements can be located on your valve.

 

 

Brass Bush still attached to Valve:

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.

Mythos Bush for Valve SP3886 (3886R)

Mythos Bush for Valve SP3886 (3886R)

Example of Old Mythos Valve 1427R & Bush for Valve 3886R

Example of Old Mythos Valve 1427R & Bush for Valve 3886R

sp3547 INSIDE brass bush sp3886

SP3547 inside Brass Bush 3886R

 
For more information on removing the brass bush, see here.

 
 
 

See here for all our Franke Mythos  Spare Parts (Valves, Brass Bush, O Rings, Handles, Spouts and Aerator).
For common Kitchen Tap problems, see our Kitchen Taps Troubleshooting Guide here.
Our Blog / Plumbing Guides section includes tips e.g. how to remove a valve. Follow the links below.

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