Stuart turner monsoon 2 bar twin pump

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  1. Nutterman

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    Hello guys, im new to this, could do with a little advise. My Stuart turner monsoon pump 2 bar twin is almost 7 years old, but had suddenly lost the force or pressure it had when I turn on the shower head. It still runs the same and sounds the same, but low-pressure being delivered. Being an amatuer I took it off and checked the usual eg switch, sensors , filters and flow magnets . All seem to be fine. Capacitor appears to be fine , no signs of wear , was wondering would it be possible this it the problem. Many thanks in advance.
     
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    Have you checked the shower hose is not twisted and the filters and non return valves in the shower valve are ok if fitted.
     
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    Yes I have checked all those items you have mentioned Steve, but before I take pump to a service engineer thinking on trying the capacitor. Surely if this is faulty it would not be able to put the pump up to correct speed? Failing this I guess the motor could be at fault because both the hot water and the cold water are affect the same way?
     
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    Would the pump run if the capacitor was faulty??
     
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    No it would just buzz. The capacitor provides the 90 ┬░phase shift to create a rotating magnetic field.
     
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    Easy enough to remove the two end caps and check inside.
     
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    Capacitors can reduce in value over time reducing the pump performance, if it's a cheap part try a new one.
     
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