Single Lever Kitchen Tap dripping

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Single Lever Kitchen Tap dripping

Usually your single lever kitchen tap dripping from either

  • The Spout – recommend replacing Cartridge
  • The Handle – recommend replacing Cartridge
  • Where the Spout meets the Base – recommend replacing the O Ring Kit (or Spout)

*At the bottom of this Post is also some Troubleshooting guides that might solve your issue of Single Lever Tap is dripping and are useful to take note of when replacing any new Spare Part.

To find your Spare Part by Brand:

  • Here is our Spare Tap Parts Section by Brand.
  • If you know the Brand of your Tap, then click on that Brand Name. Each Brand Section lists the Spare Tap Parts by Tap.
  • If you don’t see your model, EMAIL with your Tap details and we will assist you. DIY Guides are included on all the parts we sell.
  • Please EMAIL us if a specific part that you require is not listed for a model we do Spare Parts for.

Unknown Tap Name / Model? :


  • You can still establish which Cartridge you have / need by comparing your own to our Cartridges in store here:
    First you will need to remove your own Cartridge. Here is our Guide How to replace a cartridge in your Single Lever Kitchen Tap .
  • Compare your one to the Cartridges we stock here.
  • Please take note of the measurements and key images.

O Ring Kits

  • Generally we only supply O Ring Kits based on Model.
  • We do have measurements of our own O Rings and are always happy to try and assist a customer fix their existing Tap rather than have to replace it.
  • Email us a picture of your own Tap together . Please include any other information you know  e.g. approximate age of Tap, brand of sink if fitted same time as that might identify your Tap model.
  • Email all details to
  • Parts might be modified by the manufacturers over the years of a product being made.  We  guarantee that the parts we supply are as per the technical specifications sheets provided by the manufacturers. We can’t always guarantee that a part will fit an older version of a Tap.
  • All spare parts that do not fit can be returned for a refund but we do not refund associated postage costs.


Debris inside a Tap, e.g particles in the water like limescale left inside the tap can affect the performance of a New Cartridge.

Here are some trouble shooting measures that you can take .

Running Water:

  • is most often caused by the rubber seating washer (at the base of the Tap cartridge) from the original part having been left in the tap.  This washer should ideally come out when removing the original cartridge.
  • Always look inside the tap for any loose parts before inserting the new part.


  • dripping can be caused by a part of the old cartridge left in the tap as per above.
  • A Cartridge will stiffen if a drip goes untreated.  An untreated drip can cause irreparable damage to the Tap itself that no spare part can fix.
  • It is recommended that a shot of compressed air is blasted across the metal seating and the seating washer visually checked for foreign matter prior to installation.

Water Supply after installation of new part:

  • Foreign particles in water can affect a cartridge e.g limescale
  • Remove the Cartridge again and check inside the body of the Tap for any debris and try again.

We deal with all queries by email.  For any query EMAIL and our Team will contact you as soon as possible.

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  1. Leonard Badger January 11, 2018

    My daughter has asked me to repair her swan-neck mixer tap (Lamona 4801) The tap leaks at the spout swivel but only when it is running. I suspect that the o-rings need replacement but I’m unsure how to remove the spout. Could you please advise on the dismantling procedure and which parts to order? Regards Mr Leonard Badger – mob: 07905 906 188

    • Alice January 12, 2018

      Hi Leonard, feel free to email me a picture of your tap, but on the information I have, this spout has a locking nut at the that you have to loosen, and then you remove the spout by pulling upwards. Please read this blog How to remove Kitchen Tap Spout that tells you step by step how to do it. If your Tap4801 is dripping at the base, then you need this O Ring Kit here that is suitable for both Lamona Victorian Tap 4801 and 4802.

  2. Anthony Mitchell October 4, 2017

    Hi , sorry to bother you. I bought an “O” ring kit off you a few days ago Part 1239r , to fix a leaking Carron Phoenix Tap. I have replaced the o rings , but there is still a bit of a leak , from where the pipe/tap sits into the base. The job was easy to do , and everything was clean , I was wandering if you had any tips/advice on what might be causing the leak still. I sent a picture of the tap to Sarah , who might still have it , but I could send again if needed. I would be grateful , for any help.
    Many thanks.
    Anthony Mitchell.

    • Alice October 6, 2017

      HI Anthony, as per our email to you we would advise you to check again that the o rings are sitting correctly in their grooves. Then make sure that you put back the spout in the correct position and tighten accordingly. When replacing O Rings you have to be careful that you don’t pinch them as if you damage them they won’t work. Also it is rare that you would need to replace the white O Ring as usually its only the black ones that require replacing.


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