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    Talking Help Please! Problems changing to 1/4 Turn Ceramic Cartridge Taps

    Hi,
    A couple of years ago I installed new
    regular taps and spouts in our vanity and shower no
    problems at all.

    Recently we upgraded and bought
    some nice 1/4 turn ceramic cartridge taps
    but I am having ridiculous trouble installing them.

    I have tried and tried following the instructions to the letter
    but everytime I install them the water won't turn off
    it just blasts out at full speed whether the taps are turned on or off.

    After reading a few threads I have tried installing
    them in first the on and then the off positions but it doesn't make a difference.

    Could we be missing a part or am I missing something simple?

    Thanks for any help!
    Cheers, K

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    Oh I love this classic, rookie mistake with ceramic disc taps.
    You actually need to unscrew the spindle from the bonnet, make sure the spindle is off, screw it into the seat untill it touches then nip it up.
    Then screw the bonnet on with the red fibre washer.
    Make sure your tap seats are perfectly polished.
    If this is too much, call your plumber.
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    Thanks Wonderplumb!
    I would never have figured that out

    Yes, a rookie - but trying to learn!

    Will give it a try tomorrow.
    Cheers, K.

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    No worries! Depending on the manufacturer the instructions can be pretty poor.
    I get a call out on average every 7 weeks for this exact same thing.
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