How To Fix a Stiff Tap Handle

FIX-A-TAP® products offer a comprehensive range of water saving repair products for taps, showers, spouts, sinks, basins and traps. For ease of use, all products contain installation instructions and handy Hints to assist in leak repair.

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Stiff tap handle?

Stiff tap handle?

  1. Symptom
    Tap handle is stiff and hard to turn
  2. Problem
    Tap bonnet thread has become clogged with dry soap or grease
  3. Solution
    Tap bonnet needs to be cleaned. Lubricate tap bonnet by applying FIX-A-TAP lubricant liberally to all surfaces, including spindle thread and o-ring. Wipe off any excess.
  4. Product
    FIX-A-TAP® Lubricant

Why use Fix-A-Tap® lubricants?

Our waterproof lubricant is a premium quality lubricant designed for a variety of uses such as lubricating stiff tap handles, tap bonnet, spindle threads, hinges, locks and handles, sliding door and window runners, garden sprinklers and much more. A premium lubricant can help tap handles turn more easily, providing greater ease of water access.


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