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Trition Electric Shower Leak

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by adrian98887, 3 May 2021.

  1. adrian98887

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    Hey Everyone!

    I did some snooping around the forum and the best fix I could find is replacing the PRD.

    The problem I am having is that water is leaking directly from the shower hose unit, I changed/removed the hose and the water is dripping directly from that pipe constantly.

    I am not sure could it really be the PRD? The water is continuously dripping from that pipe, whenever the PRD is on or off... It also looks pretty new, the black ball is still inside, as well as the black rubber washer etc.


    Any help would be greatly appreciated. [​IMG]

    It is number 8 on the diagram.

    The shower is about 7 years old.
     
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    Buy a new shower. Cheap as chips!

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  4. Harry Bloomfield

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    The PRD is a safety device to bypass the flexible shower hose, should the hose become blocked - so the shower cannot over heat.

    The PRD should only leak water when the shower is actually on, even if it has opened. I might be wrong, but I think once they have opened, they need to be replaced. Is the shower flexible clear of obstructions?
     
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    Yes that is exactly what I was thinking, there is no problem with the actual water flow or anything like that the PRD would have to work.

    The actual PRD it not leaking, only the the pipe it is attached to where the shower hose fixes.

    The shower is flexible from obstructions, also tried another hose (from my bath) and it is also leaking, however I doubt the actual hose would have to stop the water from dripping right? The water shouldn't be coming from there unless the shower is turned on?

    Cheers for the quick reply!
     
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    If water continues to flow from the outlet ( where the hose connects),with power " OFF", then the solenoid isn't fully closing.
     
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    It reads as if you may have two problems - The valve / tap is passing and there is a split in the plastic pipework. They are so cheap nowadays, they are not worth repairing any major issues with the cost of parts from the manufacturer.
     
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    Is it a solenoid type, or just a simple tap type?
     
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    6 on the pic ,solenoid.
     
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    This would mean that the whole solenoid valve with the coil needs to be replaced right? or would the coil be enough ?
     
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    No ,not the coil, the rest of it. To be frank ,I would fit a new complete shower unit. At seven years age ,it's likely you are wasting money on repairs.
     
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    No, more likely it will be the actual valve part than any issue with the solenoid - unlikely you could buy one without the other, but you still have an unidentified leakage from somewhere.
     
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    Thank You Everyone! Have a nice day.
     
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