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Shower either runs cold or extremely hot

Mixer shower has been working fine for 2 years, has suddenly developed a problem with the thermostatic control - Now will only run cold or very, very hot!
I believe there's the thermostatic control is installed in the pipework and can be accessed quite easily, am wondering if it could be that it is scaled up. Just don't want to invalidate warranty by opening to access the control if it's unlikely to be easily fixed by de-scaling.
Shower should be under 5 year warranty, but was fitted by a contractor who must have the actual receipt for it and I have been unable to contact - Triton have said they must have the receipt before they will replace/repair it.
Would be very grateful if anyone's had similar experience, or knows what the fault is likely to be, and could let me know.

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  • Jono Dec 15, 2008

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  • Jono Dec 16, 2008

    Thanks Richie - Am in the UK & have finally got a response from Triton - they are hopefully coming to take a look - still bitching about us not actually having a receipt, but say they should be able to determine the age of the shower and will accept that as still being under warranty!

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Hi ya, if its a triton shower valve & only 2 years old it should have a 5 year guarantee, ring Triton & arrange a service call.
it sounds as though the filters could be blocked & more than likely the thermostat requires replacing as its more than likely scaled up?

You never mentioned where your based UK or abroad?

Kindly

Richie

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