Franke Mythos Tap dripping

Mythos Tap Franke

Mythos Tap Franke

Note:  At the end of this blog are links to all the Genuine Franke 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.  See also blueprint below showing where the grub screw etc are on your Tap to enable you to remove your handle and valve.

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


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 (two threaded valve, just a name change of valve) the later valve is different in appearance as it has only one thread.  For our own stock purposes to ensure that the correct valve is picked by our shippers, we refer to the earlier valves as 4276R i.e. you will see it noted as 4276R (2552R/1427R).  Your installation guide will tell you exactly which part to order. However, if you don’t have your installation guide then we would recommend that you purchase the earlier 4276R (2552R / 1427R) valve with two threads as it has a slighly larger seal to the later one threaded SP3547 .  

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 Earlier 4276R (aka 2552R /1427R)
Overall height: 53mm
Nut Height: 8mm
Diameter at thread: 21mm
Splines: 28
Height of Splines: 10mm

1427R Tap Valve

1427R/2552R Tap Valve (Cold Valve shown here)

Measurements Later 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.



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.

Mythos Changing Valve

Mythos Changing Valve


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  1. How to remove Ashworth November 17, 2017

    How to remove mythlos Handel

    • Alice November 17, 2017

      There is a grub screw on the underside of the handle (underneath) which you need to unscrew with an Allen key and then remove the handle. Be careful not to lose your grub screw as they are very small.
      Also here is our Guide how to remove the handle on your kitchen tap that has a video at the end as well to further assist.


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