Shower Issues

25 Aug 2009
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United Kingdom
We have recently been having issues with our Mira Sprint 8.5 kW shower.
The pull cord power light would"go-out" when the shower on button was pressed - I replaced the pull cord and this allowed flow from the shower.
However, the water does not heat and is only warm even on the highest temperature setting. Also the red light on the pull cord does not illuminate.
Any help would be great
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As for the light not lighting on the pull cord - sometimes the neon (which has two tiny legs on it) aren't pushed into the terminals all the way and you have to push them in as you put the cable in.

Your original issue sounds like a loose connection - did you find any burnt cables at the switch?

You may still have a loose connection, either in the switch or in the shower itself - unlikely to be the cause of your issue but definitely worth checking.

Was the shower working perfectly before the pull cord issues?
Yes working perfectly prior to the pull cord issue.
No burnt/scorch-marks on the old switch.
So its possible that i have left a loose connection on the new switch?
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Well, the neon is definitely loose, so when you check that, just check your connections are nice and tight on both sides. Also check the shower.

I'm sure someone with more shower specific knowledge will have a better idea of what the heating problem is.

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