Question about Water Heaters
Shower water still flows, can only stop water by turning of electric at the mains switch. one solinoid valve must work to stop water but the switch on the front seems not to deactivate the flow.which solinoid valve is faulty please or does the switch need replacing
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I found a way to get warm water in the shower, but I'm not sure it qualifies as a solution. After trying everything else I thought that maybe when I was feathering the faucet in the shower toward the cold side so I would get warm water that at a certain point it blocked the flow on the hot water side enough so that the sensor in the hot water heater sensed there was no demand in the line and it shut the water heater off. To test this, I went to the kitchen and turned the kitchen sink faucet all the way to the hot side and then turned it on so that I got a small flow of water. I waited for the water to get hot to be sure the hot water heater was working. Once it was hot, I left it running to keep demand in the line and then I went to the shower and turned the faucet on. When the water got hot I started feathering the control towards the cold side and soon I had warm water. So I think I'm right in that the sensor in the hot water heater was shutting the water heater off when the demand in the shower was lowered to a certain point when I was trying to adjust the water temp in the shower.
So now I can get warm water, but it means I have to leave the hot water running at another fixture in the house to create a false demand in the system so the hot water heater doesn't shut down. Is there a way to adjust the senor in the hot water heater so that it will stay on when I'm using the shower only, so I don't have to waste water by running another faucet when I want to take a shower?
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
SOURCE: adjusting water flow
if you are using a mixing valve it is pre set so as to not burn your self but if you wish to set it on the dial depending on which one you have, some are flat tip screw driver some have plastic cap on it turn on the water and set to your desired temp by turning clock wise or counter clock wise
Posted on May 30, 2009
SOURCE: Grohe Thermostatic Valve
the temp, control valve is getting to hot!!! there for only let so much hot water go thru, did you take the inner parts out when soldering this in, if not you might have damaged it, and if so need to replace the cartdrige
Posted on Jun 06, 2009
There is a chance there is mineral deposits in the showerhead openings. You can try products sucha as limeaway by unscrewing the showerhead , soaking in the limeaway for a few minutes and rinsing with water. You may have to repeat this a few times to get it clean.
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
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