Water dripping from the Shower Head of a Mira Elite QT when unit is off
When I remove the filter at the bottom of the unit, the water stops dripping from the head and does not drip anywhere. When I re-insert the filter, the head begins to drip again. This is when the shower is off and not powered at all
It sounds like you may have a problem with the internal plumbing of your shower unit. The filter at the bottom of the unit may be clogged, or there may be a problem with the valve that controls the flow of water to the shower head.
To troubleshoot this issue, you could try the following steps:
Check the filter at the bottom of the unit for any debris or clogs. If the filter is dirty, clean it out and see if that helps stop the dripping.
If the filter is clean, try shutting off the water supply to the shower and then opening the valve that controls the flow of water to the shower head. This will allow any excess water to drain out of the unit.
If the dripping persists after these steps, it may be necessary to call a plumber to diagnose and fix the problem. It's possible that there is a problem with the internal plumbing of the unit that will require professional repair.
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Sounds like it might be a air bubble in the waer pipes, try removing the shower head and run the hot and cold water together for a minute, then remember to FIRST TURN OFF THE HOT WATER then turn off the cold water and replace the shower head and test as normal.
Take the shower head off and see if the pressure is better or the same. If it is the same then you will need too look up-stream for blockage in the water lines. If it is better then replace or clean out the holes in the shower head. It may also have a filter screen before the shower head.
detach the hose from the shower head and clean the filter screen and do the same with the shower head. When you have the shower head detached turn the water on to the shower and see if anything comes out into a towel or bucket.
Switch off the power supply to the shower at the consumer unit, it will probably have its own individual circuit breaker as it is such a heavy user of power. Try now to switch the shower, it should be dead and that is good. Remove the control knobs and remove the front of the shower unit. Check the electrics with an electrical screw driver to make sure that there is nothing that will cause electrocution. Trace the source of the leak, the most likely place is the compression joint to the mains water pipe. Tighten the compression nut until the dripping stops. Dry everything off with a paper towel and check there is no sign of further leaking. Reassemble the front with the knobs and switch the power back on.
The control unit, hose and shower head - depending on the type, some heads will hold water. Remove them and check to see if they are exhibiting signs of mold or possible failure. At 11 years old, the element could be on its way out. If your Mira unit has an auxiliary pump, it should be checked as well. If it's the shower head, you can try to soak it in white vinegar to remove the smell, or simply replace it. If you have well water, you should consider flushing the system to be sure water isn't being trapped somewhere. Also, if the iron content of the water is high, or if your water softener isn't operating properly, that could be an issue as well. The Mira control unit may need to be de-scaled or otherwise checked.
Check the shower stall walls (with no tub) at the bottom where they meet the basin, unless the shower enclosure is all one piece. There could be mold behind the intersection of the walls and base.
Look for any trace of mold growth around any other enclosure components.
If the shower is in a tub, remove the overflow cover on the tub and see if there is any trace of mildew or mold in that area. Follow your nose.
Finally, check for any excessive build up of soap scum, although this is less likely because you'd notice it more readily.
Things like this can be tough to diagnose, so just take things slow and one at a time.
If it is dripping from the connection where it goes to the water spout you can unscrew the connection and wrap teflon tape or Pipe Joint Compound on the Threads. Now you can Thread the Shower Head Back on, with No Leak. IF..... It is leaking from the Shower Head Itself There May Be a Problem with the diverter handle/lever. If it has a Pull Type Lever, sometimes you can screw the Lever up or down for the proper water restriction to the Shower Head. However if the Hot and Cold Handle/Lever is OFF, There should not be any Water coming out from anywhere! If water is coming out off the Tub Spout, with the Shower Off, then you will have to replace some washers or Cartridges in the faucet(s) to stop the dripping. You can do this easily....Just Ask) Remember though, that some shower Heads may Drip for a Few Minutes After they are Turned off. There is still water in the Supply neck and needs to escape, either though the tub Spout or Shower Head.......Hope this Solution Helps you with your Drips.....Joe