Electric Shower Problems & Cures
Martin Smith explains as an experienced emergency plumber, Martin has come across plenty of electric shower problems. Some plumbing problems with these showers can be a balance of old showers and new showers and is very strongly recommended when buying an electric shower is to buy the best electric shower that has a long live.
In the picture to the right, the hotspots are pointed to areas that have electric shower problems and can be common water leaks or just not working resulting in the need for an emergency plumber. In each step Martin will explain each hot spot and common searches made by the public to what the problem can be with there electric shower. We will give you the common questions then we will answer them in the best way we feel.
12 Common Question About Electric Shower Problems
- The trip switch to my electric keeps going off when I turn my shower on, what can this be?
- I can smell burning from my shower, is this safe?
- I have power to my shower, why will it not come on?
- The shower on my wall in the bathroom is loose, is this dangerous?
- I have water leaking from my mains water feed in my bathroom, can this be fixed?
- The feed pipe to my shower is loose and also pouring out water, is my shower broken?
- My heat settings isn’t making any difference to my shower?
- The on an off button to my shower isn’t working, now what?
- The pressure to by shower won’t turn, does this mean the shower is jammed?
- There is water coming from the shower near the shower hose?
- My shower hose in the bathroom is leaking, do I need to replace it?
- The pressure to my shower is low and there is no hot water coming out?
- If I have electrical shower problems and also guarantee, will the manufactured come out?
The trip switch to my electric keeps going off when I turn my shower on
If the trip to the shower goes off when you turn the shower on, then this is most likely because there is either a detection of water in contact or there is a neutral to live contact. If there is any type of bad contact on the electric wiring causing the wiring to heat up, then this can be another way to cause the electric to trip off.
I can smell burning from my shower
If you smell burning from the shower, this is most likely going to be wiring problems or a problem from the above paragraph.
I have power to my shower but not coming on
If you have power to your electric shower, but is not coming on, this can be either an electrical contact problem or the PCB as gained a fault which you may need to replace. We have a simlar article to this, which is about my shower not working.
The shower on my wall in the bathroom is loose
If the shower in the wall is loose, this can be very dangerous, mostly because there may become a breakage and secondly, there is an electrical current. The electrical current on the shower is only dangerous if the electric has not been done correctly and is not update with the current electrical laws. Another problem with a loose shower is the mains water feed connecting into the shower is not build to withstand the weight of the shower and there break causing water to flood. It is very important when fitting a shower that the wall is flush and the shower is screwed into the wall correctly.
I have water leaking from my mains water feed in my bathroom
If you have water leaking from your mains water feed in your bathroom, this is possible the compression nut or (read up in the paragraph below).
The feed pipe to my shower is loose and also pouring out water
If there is water leaking from the water inlet pipe and the pipe is loose. This is most likely due to the plastic connection as shown in the diagram above (2) is broken. If this is broken then you may need to either order an new one from the manufactures or replace the complete shower.
My heat settings isn’t making any difference to my shower
If the heating handle or switch is not making any difference to the shower, then this is most likely going to be either an electrical problem or the internal valve is broken of which you will need the complete shower replaced.
The on an off button to my shower isn’t working
If the on and off button is not working on the shower, then this may be an easy fix as the part can be ordered and easily replaced. At the worse, the electric shower can be replaced
The pressure to by shower won’t turn
If the water pressure handle to the shower won’t turn, then this may be due to a lime scale or muck build up causing the shower valve to fur up and not turn on, this may result in replacing the shower as the most likely hood is that there will be break well trying to turn the valve.
There is water coming from the shower
If there is water coming from the shower and not the feed pipe, this can be a number of internal plumbing problems within the electric shower, which then means you will need to replace your electric shower unless it is a simple nut or washer that can be fixed.
My shower hose in the bathroom is leaking
If the shower hose within the bathroom is leaking water and there are washers in both ends of the hose. It may only need an hand tightening up, otherwise it will be better to just buy a new shower hose and shower head.
The pressure to my shower is low and there is no hot water coming out
Most electric showers require a minimum amount of water pressure to pass through in order to turn the heating switch within the shower so that it heats up. The only remedy for this is to find a better source of water pressure.
What happens when I have electrical shower problems but also have guarantee
If you have a guarantee when you have electrical shower problems, the best thing to do is to contact the manufactures and explain what is going on. If the shower is fitted correctly and there are electrical shower problems within the guarantee period. As long as you have a reputable manufactures that will come out, then this will most likely be the best option and to leave the faulty electric shower problems to the manufactures.
What is the best thing to do when I have electric shower problems
If you have electric shower problems and the shower has been correctly fitted including the isolation valves, the best thing to do before calling an emergency plumber on a call out, is to isolate the water by quarter turning off the isolation valve and turning the trip switch off on the mains electrical board for the shower. This will no longer make it an emergency plumbing issue other than requiring a shower for cleaning purposes.
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