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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I cannot alter the temperature
What has likely happened is the insides have scaled up and moving the lever strips the plastic spline in the lever assembly = no control.
Mine usually fails on very hot!
The hardest thing here is turning the hot and cold water off! Do this first. If you are reasonably logical you can do this easily and if in doubt draw yourself a diagram of where things go...
1) Unscrew the silver bolt holding "tap" can do OK with pliers in this (unusual) case. Slide off the tap.
2) Unscrew two screws holding control lever assembly to shower body and slide it off.
3) Unscrew four screws holding cover to shower base. Remove cover and here it is - the insides!
4) Prize off the thermostat
5) Remove roating collar noting the only way it fits and can go back!
6) Whilst the remaining shaft is in the shower - this is the time/position to unscrew the shower tap mechanism - it's the thin nut - jus loosen it for now.
7) Remove the shaft - this is where you get soaked if water is on!
8) Parts may look ok but they will need cleaning: use plenty of descaler, wearing gloves and periodically clean with towelling and pop back in. They should begin to resume their shine.
9) Now you can put back together and maybe if you take the spline out of control lever and turn it 180 degrees you may be able to repair and use.
10) I recommend you replace the plastic spline (£7 + delivery in UK) and replace all the rubber washers and seals (seal kit is around £13-£17 in UK).
Instructions available from manufacturer. Parts plentiful.
If it is all too much it's an easy job for a plumber. At least you will know this...and warn said plumber accordingly!
Posted on Sep 12, 2011
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