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Shower too hot

Have cleaned shower head & water flow is normal, but cannot adjust temperature, which is very hot. Water pressure fine - recently checked when boiler was serviced. Cannot find my shower in your list of products. Please help

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  • sallypenn Sep 10, 2008

    Hi Nav40



    Thanks for advice, but the problem is not with a tap (faucet), but with an electric shower. Have spoken to work colleague who suggests it could be the thermostat, so am checking that out.

  • sallypenn Sep 14, 2008

    Thanks Harvey



    Shower is a Triton Jade, installed about 3 years ago. Have looked in the manual, but the labelled parts diagram doesn't show a thermostat. There is someting called a 'can and element assembly' - would that be it? The book also says that the element operates at a constant rate, and temperature is adjusted by the rate of water flow. However, the shower remains very hot even at maximum flow. Any further ideas please?

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    Am most impressed with Harvey The Master Plumber's answers so wonder if he can help me too. I have a Cifial 3 knob combined bath and shower unit (like a two knob Techno 465) and after a year or so's use, the thermostat no longer seems to be working. Please, how do I get it out of the backplate which is cemented onto the back tiles and how do I then replace the thermostat itself? In eagher anticipation, many thanks. Alastair,

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Hi sallypenn

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your question seems to be how to adjust the temperature of a shower valve?

I'm going to assume this is a single handle faucet. Most are adjustable under the handle. This is the responsibility of the installer but sometimes they forget and you can't get them back. Anyway this requires a little mechanical ability and a few tools.
First be sure to turn off the water to the faucet, then remove the handle (allen wrench or small screw driver). Most have a temp. adjustment ring right there. Simply pull out, rotate and replace. With some you have to remove the sleeve or bonnet under the handle to expose the adjustment fitting. Reasemble and turn on. It is not uncommon to have to do this two or three times before the customer is happy with the setting. The adjustment fittings usually don't have tenp. setting numbers to go by so it might take a few tries.

Feel free contact me again!
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Harvey your Master Plumber

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

  • Harvey Goldberg Sep 11, 2008

    Hi sallypenn

    It's Harvey the Master Plumber



    Thank you for responding. Knowing this is an electric shower is most helpfull.

    Make and model will help further. Till then the thermostat is a good place to start.



    I look forward to your next e-mail.

    Please give me a rating here at fixya.com before you sign off
    Thank you,
    Harvey your Master Plumber

  • Harvey Goldberg Sep 14, 2008

    Hi again,



    Triton is british and the whole valve is easily replaced. It works like an instahot and the element may be bad. Perhaps a new "heater can assembly"?

    You might consider looking for a repairman in the Repair Directory.



    Best wishes,

    Harvey

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