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Water not hot on my eletric shower

Water isnt as hot as it was. turn the temp up and the water slows down it gets hot but the water comes out to slow to have a shower

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Replace electric heating elements, probably the bottom one

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There is likely something restricting the flow of hot water into the control.

You might try this......

Turn off the water suppling the shower (turn off the water main if nessacary)

Remove the cartriage from the control

remove any visable debris

briefly turn the water on (just a second at the the most) *** make sure the curtain or door is closed first as there will be alot of water coming out of the control itself... Be prepared to clean up some water

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if this does not solve the problem you might consider replacing the cartriage

you might also find that Moen has more helpful info their phone # is 800-289-6636 they have been very helpful the few times i've called

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