I've been learning a bit lately cause some things are slowly starting to fail after some wear an tear. My latest issue is my bathroom flick mixer tap. It has a fairly fast drip.
I've isolated it to be the hot water side only. If I isolate the hot water tap then the dripping stops.
From lots of googling and Youtube watching, the fix is to replace the cartridge.
So I bought a new cartridge, same problem. I thought maybe the cartridge I bought was faulty, so I bought another one, same problem. Lucky they are only $10.
As another test, I left the cartridge out and turned the water supply back on very slowly. I then put my finger over the hole to fully seal the hole that feeds the faucet, there's still a leak.
So there must be an issue deeper down.
From previously pulling apart a kitchen flick mixer, I know there are a couple of O-rings around the spare that swivels left/right. So I'm guessing maybe one of those O-rings could be faulty?
If I turn the cold water on full blast I do get a bit of a leak around the joins. HOw generic would those o-rings be? I don't want to pull it part further to find that I need to get special o-rings and I make the whole thing leak worse.
Is it possible to get a leak out of the end of a tap and the cartridge is not to blame? If so, all of the Youtube clips are leaving out another possibility