Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Electric shower problems Q&A – Here at DeWAR Plumbers, every day we receive emails and phone calls from people that have faults with their electric shower.
Below we have listed some of the most frequent questions we get asked about electric showers, and we’ve tried to cover most of the common problems that can occur with both mixer and electric showers.
There are a number of reasons to why your electric shower is running cold and has no hot water.
Try the following steps to solve the problem:
If you notice that there is water coming from the bottom of your electric shower, it may be that the PRD has activated (Pressure Relief Device).
To meet European Standards, your shower unit features an integral PRD which is designed to provide a degree of shower unit protection should an excessive build up of pressure occur within the shower.
PRD – All of the manufacturers have them and they are slightly different as to how they do them. Mostly, it’s a ball inside that gets ejected when the pressure builds up inside the heating tank.
What normally causes the build up of pressure would be due to a damaged hose or blocked shower head.
There is a number of possible reasons why there is a low water flow in your electric shower. Follow these steps to try to find the cause of the problem:
This is the number one fault with electric showers. If you find the electric shower stops working completely or cuts off when you are halfway through your shower still with shampoo in your hair.
The solenoid valve is usually the culprit. The coil in the part normally breaks down. When the coil is working it will lift a plunger inside the solenoid valve and allows the water into the shower. When the coil breaks down, the water stops running and that is what causes the electric shower to stop working.
If you have tried this and the electric shower is still causing you problems, then why not give us a call here at Dewar Emergency Dublin Plumbers, our team of plumbers is on hand to deal with any problem quickly and effectively.