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    Gainsborough Ambassador shower not turning off

    Hi there, I have a Gainsborough Ambassador shower (Round type, not bar) that is fed from a shower pump under the bath. Now, more often than not, the shower (pump) fails to turn off. It is worth noting that this has happened before but found it to be the actual shower head was slightly blocked...
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    Hotpoint electric oven and grill cutting out

    The top switch (thermostat) is what I have replaced.
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    Hotpoint electric oven and grill cutting out

    Hi. What I mean by cutting out is all power seems to be temporarily shut off, no fuses are being tripped. Everything shuts off even the clock display. Separate or common switch control, not sure. There are two knobs. Left is the oven on with temperature/ or grill on. The right knob is a...
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    Hotpoint electric oven and grill cutting out

    Hi, I have a Hotpoint electric oven and grill and the unit has been cutting out after 5 or so minutes. Cut to the chase. I have replaced the thermostat and still happening. I have on order a new oven element but have now realised that the unit is cutting out when using the grill as well. So I...
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    Hotpoint Dishwasher intermittent on/off when opening door

    Thanks Harry, I didnt mention that the dw switches back on when the door is at it's lowest (to the floor). Would this be a micro switch? I cant seem to see where it would be.
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    Hotpoint Dishwasher intermittent on/off when opening door

    Hi there. I have just discovered a problem with our Hotpoint Dishwasher where the thing switches on / off when the door is open. When closed the dishwasher doesn't stay on but comes back to life when the door is opened slightly. I Initially thought it was the door latch but that can't be it can...
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    Showerpump not switching off - Reed switch?

    Right, to update. I have taken the offending pump out and stuck a multimeter over the reed switch on each side and physically blown down the tubes and I can confirm that the reed switches turn on when blown through. (You can hear the magnet move when blown through). Still getting problems...
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    Showerpump not switching off - Reed switch?

    So, the reed switch, when it comes to testing them (hot and cold side) should they be open circuit (Normally open) and a test would be to pass a magnet over it to make sure it makes a contact. Should this work? I expect the problem lies within the tube part that the reed switch it attached to...
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    Showerpump not switching off - Reed switch?

    Thanks Oilboffin. I emailed them this morning.....still no reply, will wait a couple of days and then ring them, although they will probably just tell me to purchase a new one as no serviceable parts. :-(
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    Showerpump not switching off - Reed switch?

    Hi there, I have a Showerforce turbo 2 shower pump (circa 2010) which doesn't like to switch off unless disconnected from the mains. I have dismantled the unit and doesn't seem clogged or anything. I have also given it a darn good shaking to ensure that the (bits) <-- technical term - move about...
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    Header tank net bag dangler

    Hi there, I was doing a bit of tidying in the attic like you do and I noticed a net bag dangling from the rafters into the header tank. My question is, what could it be? I presume to reduce lime scale.....as you can see from the image, it's not doing a too good a job is it? Any other idea's...
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    New radiator fitted into a new room hot only at top

    Well could it be sludge if the rest of the rads in the house are olde ones? Thanks
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    New radiator fitted into a new room hot only at top

    Hello there. Another plumby question. We have recently had a new radiator fitted in a newly built room, however the rad is only hot at the top half. I know that this has nothing to do with bleeding it....i'm not that stupid as the hot is at top and not bottom! :lol: but i did read somewhere...
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    Another small tank discovered next to header tank???

    Hi John 'Burnerman', so this tank is for the central heating... what is a flow and expansion cistern? Would this be where the water comes from for the rads? Thanks
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    Another small tank discovered next to header tank???

    Hi there, whilst snooping around my loft tuther day I realised that there was another tank sat behind the header tank. It has a float valve in it also. I asked the wife to run some hot and cold water...flush toilet etc but there was no activity there. What could this tank be used for? Oh and...
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    Vinyl in a conservatory...what type?

    Hi there. We have just had a conservatory built and are looking at getting vinyl. My questions are these. What type of vinyl should we consider as... 1, We have a manhole cover! 2, Wife is worried that the vinyl will puncture from any point bearing furniture, ie a stool, chairs, tables etc...
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    Boiler condensate outlet pipe placement

    Oh right, thanks for that, so do you think it would be ok for it to direct into the guttering....(when it is built)?
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    Boiler condensate outlet pipe placement

    Hi there DIYnotters! A couple of years ago we had a new condensing boiler put in and the outlet pipe went into the ground in a soak away. However we are now having a conservatory built which will interfere with the pipe placement. The builders have moved the pipe to the other side of the new...
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    Plastering over damp bricks....how?

    Hi there, I am quite new to plastering (only done a little bit of "Patch work" in my own home), but a friend of mine has asked me to tidy up an internal wall which is prone to damp. The house is an old cottage! I have taken all of the loose plaster off (came off in patches) to reveal pretty damp...
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    Creda 1000 supaspeed ecowash getting hot

    Hi there people, I have just put a wash on and realised that there is a "Hot" kind of smell coming from the washing machine (Creda 1000 supaspeed ecowash), I felt the door window and it was much hotter than normal. I had the brushes replaced probably about a year ago! Anybody know what this...
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