Gainsborough Shower Problems

  • Thread starter chrishesketh
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I have a gainsborough 10.5Kw Electric shower. It has suddently stopped producing hot water. Worked fine in the morning, came to use it 10-20mins later, water stone cold. I have checked all the power feeds etc, and power is getting to the shower, and after putting it back together, and running for a few mins, I heard a noise like a kettle boiling, and it started to work. Day after, back to cold again. I suspect its the element or something is not working, but has anyone any ideas please, such as filters blocked etc etc, before I go and buy a new one.

BTW, can you get spares for these showers.


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I have had another look at this shower, it appears that there is a plunger that closes some contacts when the shower is turned on. This plunger is not moving as much as it should. Anybody any ideas why. When I manually push the plunger down, and try the shower, works OK, but when turned off, the plunger clicks back, and back to square 1.
5 Jul 2006
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Sounds like scale build up in the element.
With the price of replacement units I would exchange the whole thing go for one with a scale inhibitor.

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