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Power light is on with my Mira electric shower

Power light is on and water is warm in the normal way but goes cold after a minute or two and the warms again. There is plenty of water pressure

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More than likely the inner dip tube has become detached which is causeing stacking of cold water. You will need to have a tech come in and fix the problem

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When i turn on the shower the water will be warm for one minute and then cold, I have to turn it down and open again to get warm water


Reasons for this: ???
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  • bad thermostat or both of them?
  • broken dip tube / cold water mix tube
    • Notice the "RED" in the 1st pic on the left. 90% + of the tank is hot, with a broken tube, 75% of the tank is luke warm to cold.
Check for them. not that difficult of a fix


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The water coming out of my faucets, washing machine, shower, etc. is not getting hot.


Your heater is on? Do you regularly drain off sediment?

Have you contunity tested your elements (power off)? Volt tested the same (power on)?

Has anyone fooled with the thermostat?

There is the possibility the dip tube (cold water going in) has broken off and instead of sending the cold water to the bottom, the cold goes straight from the cold water entrance pipe to the hot water exit pipe. Normally, one would expect cold water to sink and hot water to be on the top but, when you are drawing water off the top, with a broken dip tube, the water travels the shortest distance required, thus, your luke warm water.

I hope you can find your trouble by following one of these hints.

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