NB: Be careful not to get your finger stuck in the hole in the process! Widely used in many areas of plumbing, fibre washers tend to be somewhat easier to compress than rubber or nylon versions.
One of the most common problems encountered in the home and still one of the most misleading…"Change the tap washer" we are told… Here is a secret! My concern is, it's from China, and the seller is emphasizing the "20.
Anyway, I've found a neat looking tap on ebay with a brushed ss finish.
This wear or fault with the tap washer fails to create a watertight seal within the tap which allows a small amount of water to leak through creating a continual, and very annoying, drip.
Single lever taps tend to use a different type of cartridge - please refer back to previous page or call if you require advice.
but many domestic taps with either one or two knobs or levers use one of two types of valve shown below.