All our valves referred to here are Genuine and will be stamped San Marco / SMR just like your own. If you have a bridge mixer lever tap there is a further piece of information to read down below before ordering as well.
The 3561R has been used in many taps over the years but seals have been modified or Taps have been modifed during many years of production. The the following information is here to assist you to purchase the older valve type (with white seal) for certain Tap ages, or specific Taps. Where your Tap is 2013 or newer, other than the Maya Tap, then you can purchase the 3561R coloured (red / blue) seal option. If in doubt, then just select the White sealed option.
A Hot Valve opens Clockwise. This is listed as Hot Red or Hot White
A Cold Valve opens Anti-clockwise. This is listed as Cold Red or Cold White
- If your own Valve has a white seal, then you need to purchase the ‘White’ sealed version.
- If your own Valve is stamped SAN MARCO, purchase the ‘White’ sealed version.
- If your own Valve has red or blue seal, BUT is 2012 or older, you need to purchase the ‘White’ sealed version.
- If you have the Franke Olympus, you need to purchase the ‘White’ sealed version.
- If you have the Maya Tap, you need to purchase the ‘White’ sealed version.
- If you are unsure BUT your own valve has some version of the 3561R, buy the ‘White’ sealed version.
Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice (but please include some information about your own tap e.g. picture, approx age etc).
SMR Ceramic Disc Valve 28 Splines 3561R
Nut Height: 8, Splines: 28, Overall height: 53mm, Diameter at thread: 21mm
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 the same Valve stuck inside the Brass Bush
If the Valve is stuck inside the Brass Bush then you can buy the Bush as well. See below for link to purchase. You can try and separate them but if you damage the Bush then your Tap will drip.
This Valve comes with different Brass Bushes, the most common ones are
the 3868R with recess and the 3886R with lip shown below. If your brass bush is different, then contact us.
For tips on how to separate a Valve from a Brass Bush, see here.
Provided your Tap has been plumbed correctly i.e. that the levers are extended horizontally when Tap in OFF position (and the Hot feed is on the left and the Cold feed on the right), then please note the following:The norm in Industry when referring to Cold or Hot Valves usually means that a Clockwise Opening Valve is known as a Hot Valve (CO) and an Anti-clockwise (ACO) Valve is known as a Cold Valve. However, in a Bridge Lever Tap where the Levers operate Horizontally rather than Vertically, the oppposite applies (provided your Tap is plumbed as described above). This means that you would need our 'Hot CO' Valve for the Cold Feed and a 'COLD ACO' for the Hot Water Feed. If in doubt, remove your own valves first and order the same i.e if your own Valve has a blue seal, order the Cold ACO Valve. If your own Valve has a red seal, order the Hot CO Valve. If your own Valves have white seals, then the COLD ACO valve will have NO nick on the nut, whereas the HOT CO valve will have a nick on each side of the 6 sided nut below the splines. If still in doubt, order a Pair. . Please see here an example of a Bridge Lever Tap and note that the Hot Valve is on the Cold Side and the Cold Valve is on the Hot Side.
This is a Genuine Spare Part.
Parts might be modified by the manufacturers as part of their continual improvements. We cannot always guarantee that a part will fit an older version of a product. All spare parts that do not fit can be returned for a refund excluding shipping costs.
We ship from Ireland. DPD have notified us that they are experiencing shipping delays in GB due to Brexit (Customs). They currently advise us that these delays are temporary. However, as per the Large Popup notice on our website that is there until you Dismiss it, you should allow a minimum of 1-2 weeks delays for your order to be cleared by customs. This backlog is due to the volume of goods now going to /from GB that have to go through Customs from January 1, 2021 due to Brexit. It is outside of our control. (There will be no extra or hidden charges with your order). For very small items such as grub screws and O Ring Kits, we will post (again allow some delays) and refund the excess shipping charge .
We intend that Brexit will have no financial impact on our customers.
For further details please see our Brexit section here.
Spares Parts: For Mainland GB / N.I and ROI, Minimum of £4.50 to maximum of £6.00 with DPD 2-3 working days (excluding the impact of Covid-19/Brexit Transition). Click here for more detailed information about all Shipping & Returns.
For UK Offshore Islands:
We apologise for any inconvenience but we are currently only shipping to England, Scotland, Wales, NI and ROI, excluding any Isles.
We are currently not shipping to Channel Islands, Isle of Man or any Isles.