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Electric shower not hot enough

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Hismumhermum Wed 17-Dec-14 16:14:21

Hi, we recently moved into our house and both (electric) showers worked fine and were great. All of a sudden the main shower is not hot enough. Even if you turn it up really high it only gets luke warm and the pressure doesn't seem strong enough. The other shower is fine.

Any ideas??

PigletInABlanketJohn Wed 17-Dec-14 16:35:54

that happens in winter

the incoming water is colder, the electric shower has insufficient power to make it hot enough.

combi boilers have the same problem when filling a bath, but not as badly.

PigletInABlanketJohn Wed 17-Dec-14 16:37:23

if it has a cool, medium, hot setting, try both the cool and the medium setting separately. If either is totally cold, one of the elements has failed.

Hismumhermum Wed 17-Dec-14 16:38:33

Is there anything we can do to fix it? Is it a fault with the particular shower (as the other one is fine)?

When we googled the shower make it says that those produced before a certain date have been recalled but we don't know what age our one is.

Hismumhermum Wed 17-Dec-14 16:38:54

Crossed posts!

Hismumhermum Wed 17-Dec-14 16:40:05

I think one of the settings did come out cold. How do you fix a failed element?

PigletInABlanketJohn Wed 17-Dec-14 16:46:36

you can sometimes buy a replacement part, but unless it is a very fine brand, it will be cheaper to bin it and get a new one.

The same brand as your old one is more likely to fit easily.

If you DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY and take the cover off, you might find a serial number or other markings.

Hismumhermum Wed 17-Dec-14 16:52:17

We have been left an instruction manual-Gainsborough gsx plus. (Googling took us to this page.

PigletInABlanketJohn Wed 17-Dec-14 16:58:05

Gainsborough is not a premium brand

You might find one on the lower shelves at B&Q

Hismumhermum Wed 17-Dec-14 16:58:38

Do you think we should contact Gainsborough?

Hismumhermum Wed 17-Dec-14 16:59:32

Crossed posts. I see! But it would be easiest to replace with the same?

PigletInABlanketJohn Wed 17-Dec-14 17:03:56

yes

Hismumhermum Wed 17-Dec-14 17:05:15

Ok, cheers, thanks very much piglet.

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