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Thermostatic shower controller stuck!

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by grazing cows, 31 Aug 2021.

  1. grazing cows

    grazing cows

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    We have a Vado shower with thermostatic controller which has become stuck after about a year with no use.
    Is there a reasonable fix I can do myself (WD 40 springs to mind) or do I need a plumber?

    As always, any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!
     
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  3. oldbuffer

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    1. Don't use WD40, its likely to rot the rubber O rings inside.
    2. If you can isolate hot and cold:
    2a. Take it to pieces.
    2b. Clean the temperature controller and the flow cartridge in de-scaler. White vinegar will do, Kilrock is better.
    2c. Lubricate all moving parts and O rings with silicone grease.
    2d. Re-assemble.
    3. If its a Vado "Elements" concealed shower, if the thermostatic valve is brass, its been replaced with a plastic one and you might consider getting the new one.
     
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  4. grazing cows

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    Ooh, thanks for that … I think I’ll get a plumber!
     
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