My Shower not working what can I do
Looking for the right answer if you have a shower not working? Well here we give all the right answers to save the cost of an emergency plumber from coming out.
- My Shower not working, nothing happens when I press the button.
- When I turn my electric shower on I have cold water coming out.
- When I leave my shower on I can smell burning.
- When I have my shower on for 5-minutes or more my shower trips off.
- When I turn my shower on it is either cold or hot.
- My shower won’t turn on and I have low water pressure.
- Shower not working due to limescale.
- Shower not working and water pouring out.
My Shower not working, nothing happens when I press the button.
If your shower doesn’t work when you press the button, it can either be a fault with the button and the electrical contacts on the shower. Other alternatives are, no power to the shower (Check the mains trip board), the opening valve is broken (will most likely need a new part) but in most cases it is best to get a replacement shower.
When I turn my electric shower on I have cold water coming out
If you have problems with your shower when it is turned on and the water is coming through cold on an electric shower, it can either be due to either the electric element has gone or there is no power getting to the shower, if you are experiencing this with a mixer shower it can be a number of problems, most due to an airlock or the shower being incorrectly fitted.
When I leave my shower on I can smell burning
If you smell burning from the electric shower when in use then it is very important to turn the shower off at the pull-cord/switch and at the mains electric board well waiting for an electrician/plumber to come out and fix the problem.
When I have my shower on for 5-minutes or more my shower trips off
If you have a shower on for more than 5-minute and trips off then this can be due to undersize wire or a bad connection, for this reason you will require an electrician to investigate and to correct the problem.
When I turn my shower on it is either cold or hot
If when turning your shower on and it happens to be either to cold or to hot then this is normally due to a bad installation or the incorrect shower use for the type of system. It is always good to check that all valve are in the open position and to make sure all instructions are follow under installation.
My shower won’t turn on and I have low water pressure
Showers not turning on can be a common problem in low pressure areas. This can be rectified by having an experience plumber to take a look at the set up and giving some good advice. In some cases be prepared to spend quite a considerable amount of money. An example of pour water pressure is, when the shower is working and the cold water tap is turned on, the shower turns cold and a very show flow of water comes through. Some showers work on a certain amount of water per minute (Check Manuel and test pressure).
Shower not working due to limescale
In some areas we find that there is allot of lime in our water which comes from reservoir which stores allot of lime scale and is hard to get rid of. This is due to the route of water it enters the reservoir. There are ways to get rid of limes at our sister site and is called how to get rid of limescale in my water? If you have bad limescale then the chances are that the shower may have to be replaced before its recommended age.
Shower not working and water pouring out
Electrical shower are general regarded as being build in pour quality of material but what it really comes down to is the cost of making showers. All manufactures really care about is the cost to them and the guarantee it has to withhold. If you have the manuel you may be able to order the part as long as your able to do this job before. If you get a plumber to do this you may as well to buy a new shower due to the guarantee and the cost of the shower being so cheep it makes more sense to buy a new one.