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Electric shower with low water pressure light on

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4y, 7m agoPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
hi, i wondering if anyone has this problem

i have Opal Triton 10.5w. electric shower which all year has been fine but now the low pressure light is now coming on most the time with no hot water. I have a combi boiler in my house. my tap pressure is fine. What shud i do? any advise is welcome
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4y, 7m agoPosted 4 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Does your shower come off the same supply as your taps do you know? Maybe that your shower is pulling the pressure down if your boiler is low on pressure and cant supply the water. (Im not a plumber but just a thought).
#2
We have another Triton shower and the board inside became wet and that was one of the symptoms. Could be something else though
#3
mattspcservices
Does your shower come off the same supply as your taps do you know? Maybe that your shower is pulling the pressure down if your boiler is low on pressure and cant supply the water. (Im not a plumber but just a thought).


no the shower doesnt come off same supply as my taps.the boiler is in the attic above bathroom if that any help.
#4
You may find the pump on the combi is not pumping enough water to supply your shower unless the shower sensor is going faulty. Do you still get plenty of water out of the shower or does the low pressure cut it out?
#5
Sounds like it may be a fault with the pcb Advice on following forum
http://www.showerdoc.co.uk/forum/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=10&sid=375284ffb5519e4a81d5f5a60c2d9178
#6
Apologies for the incorrect steer miss read your first post as just an electric shower rather than a 10.5kW shower.
#7
thank you everyone for ur advice. will get my brother to look at this tomorrow :D
#8
I don't know much about Triton. But I am a techy type and can tell you that the flow of water into the heating chamber will be controlled one of two ways.
If it is a cheaper simpler design then the water flow is controlled by a rotary control (often indicated as temperature). This control is nothing more than a "tap", restricting the flow of water over the elements - less water, hotter water temp and vice versa.
If it is a more sophisticated thermostatically controlled device then you will have a solenoid that shuts the water on and off.
This would be the first place I would be looking/testing.
If it is a fault on a PCB board there will little if nothing you can do, as it unlikely there is a pressure issue but the board thinks so and cuts in its over-temp protection.
If you have any skill with a multimeter and disassembling O ring connections then you should be able to diagnose fairly easily.
If it was installed correctly, then it should of been registered directly with Triton and if only a year old you could throw yourself at their mercy.
I have had several instances where I have been able to procure the parts FOC in the past.

HTH.
#9
Well I was assuming all the obvious checks had been carried out.
Also it is extremely unlike the unit would drop out to low pressure because of a blocked shower head! In that instance I would expect such a thing to drop out via over temp condition.
#10
i am an electrician, unfortunatley i deal mostly with installations rather than maintenance, but throughout my apprenticeship when on maintenance section we would be called to houses with similar problems, and it was always an internal problem, usually something to do with the cut off, i cant go into too much detail about it as i have very limited experience of it, but i would assume you need a new shower, check your showers model number online and try et a manual or a phone number for customer services, and see if they can be more helpful.

I dont think it will be your water pressure, although possible it is unlikely imo.

hope this helps
banned#11
whatsThePoint
if ts electric like you say it won't be connected to your boiler

+1
#12
What I can tell you is that a lot of these more sophisticated units use a small flow sensor (which lives inside the incoming water connection housing) and is usually just a couple of magnets (similar in principle to burglar alarm door/window catches) and are more accurately described as flow switches rather than pressure sensors.
I have had a few instances where these have stuck/gone down and again is an inexpensive repair.
I personally would not be so quick to give up on what was most likely an expensive unit!
I am an electrical technician.

If you look to replace your shower rather than replace it, you will need to consider the Part P conditions of compliance.

Hope this helps.

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