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My electric shower is either scalding hot or freezing cold

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SOURCE: MY Triton T90si electric shower

Most conventional showers have brass seats or rubber seats that can deteriorate over time. these will leak or dribble and not maintain your temp.. Rubber and brass seats are a fairly common and easy replacement. It sure beats trying to rip out a shower valve.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Triton Electric Shower Temperature too hot

You could have mineral deposits on the temperature probe inside of the unit. If you remove the heater and purchase a bottle of lime and scale remover (lime away) to put inside of it. Let the unit sit full of water and chemicals for 24 hours. Flush out the unit to remove any residue. You may see the water is brown if you have a lot of buildup. Reconnect unit and test your settings. If this doesn't work, install a anti-scalding device, available at a plumbing supply store.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Gainsborough Shower Running Cold

It sounds like you have a faulty thermostat or broken heater element.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

meBNme
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SOURCE: electric shower is not getting hot

Locate your electrical panel box, find the breaker for the water heater, turn it off then back on, locate the water heater. Fins the powere disconect. Sometimes they are a simple pull disconect or switch, sometimes they are another breaker or fuse.

Check the fuses or flip the breaker if aplicable.

Do you have a volt/ohm meter?

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

odiebugs
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SOURCE: how to adjust anti scald valve on american standard shower faucet

Remove the handle,and all the trim rings,and the cartridge cover. take a flat head screwdriver and use it to lift
up the red ring behind everything, this is the hot limit safety stop,
this just stops the handle from turning to full hot.

Once you have the red ring lifted up, notice the numbers and the pointer
on the ring, numbers are on the fixture,

O= hottest 7=cold

See what the ring pointer is set to now, and move it half, before you put this back together, just set the handle on the unit and run the water to see if its to hot or not enough. Once you have found what is the best setting, then replace all covers and trim, handle.

Posted on Feb 10, 2010

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Do You know if there is an anti scald valve in the shower valve? If so it may be scald up with corrosion and need replaced! To see if this could be the problem, flush the toilet next to the shower while the shower is running. If temperature changes in shower I would say that is your problem! If You need to replace it, it would be cheaper to do it yourself! They should be videos on Youtube on how to do it! Good Luck! Regards!

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there can be a few causes for this , but they all point to one device , the valve for the single handle shower , can be glue stuck inside it from out of new pipes , can be foreign object stuck inside it from new pipes , could simply hooked up upside down , shower valve to inlet and inlet to shower head , also all the new single handles have a automatic shunt that adds cold water to hot water to keep you from freezing or scalding ones self , most of these require a little adjustment (see instructions included in paperwork) and if one hooked the hot to cold inlet and cold to hot inlet this auto shunt will really be confused , why ive even seen them bad right out of box before (although a little rough handing might have been involved with that one)

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Delta 13022 - Hot water out of the shower is much cooloer than out of the sink faucet. How is the mix of hot & cold controlled?


The Delta shower has a rotational limit stop designed so that when another fixture is activated, such as a toilet or dishwaser, the water does not go to extreme hot or cold. The reason for this is that the Delta shower unit is not pressure balanced or does not contain an anti scald device. The pdf document below will show how to adjust the water tempature if you feel it is too cold. Please use caution as it is probably set the way it is to prevent scalding.

http://www.deltafaucet.com/media/Product_Tech_Docs/Maint_Installation/50001to80000/51975RevH_4.15_15e05.pdf

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I suspect you have gravity fed hot water system and the mixer cannot balance the high pressure of the cold mains against the low pressure of the hot water.
Either install a shower pump. Means installing electrical connections and quite a bit of plumbing
Or a mechanical pressure reduction valve on the cold input pipe to the shower

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need to adjust the anti-scald [protection] new systems are shipped in cold position and u adjust it to ur comfort

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My Moen Posi-Temp tub valve runs only very cold or very hot. whats wrong?


Your Moen valve is equiped with an anti-scald device (as part of the valve cartridge) which prevents someone from getting scalded by hot water if there's a sudden demand for cold water, i.e. a toilet flush, washing machine filling, etc. Fortunately Moen stands behind their products and will provide a new cartridge.
Contact Moen and describe your problem.

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Hudson Thermostatic Problem


try this.
if you have anti scald device installed in the valve, take it out. the anti-scald device is to keep the hot water from pouring out in case the cold water pipe is not functioning. In general sense, it is a good idea, however, it also mixes too much of cold water, therefore you don't get eough hot water.

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Have a combi boiler and the hot water from my taps are running cold to luke warm. My British Gas engineer has told me it is nothing to do with the boiler but is caused by a faulty thermostat cartridge in...


Modern shower valves have an "anti scald device" in them to prevent scalding from to hot water.

They come preset at 120 degrees.

Sometimes they can start to malfunction and all you get is warm, not hot water, they can also be intermittent.

This will only effect the shower valve though, not the other faucets.

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Triton Electric Shower Temperature too hot


You could have mineral deposits on the temperature probe inside of the unit. If you remove the heater and purchase a bottle of lime and scale remover (lime away) to put inside of it. Let the unit sit full of water and chemicals for 24 hours. Flush out the unit to remove any residue. You may see the water is brown if you have a lot of buildup. Reconnect unit and test your settings. If this doesn't work, install a anti-scalding device, available at a plumbing supply store.

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