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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
We have a Mira shower, and when I was having a shower today, I smelt something disgusting, like a burning smell. Anyway, when I got out, everything seemed fine, just the weird smell, but when I went to the toilet later (toilet and electric shower is together), the shower light wasn't on. I looked at the Mira fuse box, rubbed it with my fingers, smelt it, and it was the same smell. Could anyone tell me how much this would cost to fix, and is the fuse simple to replace? The light is where it says off, basically, no light, means it's got no power.. it won't actually work, or respond
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Sounds like the cables could be melting, I wouldn't be using it again before a thorough investigation. When you say the light wasn't on was it supposed to be?
#2
isolate the shower from the main fuse board,and do not use till u seek a qualified electrician to resolve this problem never mess about with electric
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As above ^^^

If you aren't competent leave well alone and get an electrician in!

As to the problem both mine, and a friends, Mira shower had exactly the same problem as yours. If it is the case, it is the choc block connector in the shower that you connect the mains too. It is cheap and nasty and slowly melts over time until it either shorts or breaks the connection.

Luckily, a replacement block is only a couple of quid + the electricians time (approx 30-60 mins should be more than ample to replace it! If they want much more than that, get another quote!

HTH

Dave
#4
Sounds like your showers had it to be honest. The smell could be burning insulation on the cables, this is a bad sign your also smelling it in consumer unit. Sounds to me like the shower does not have adequate protection or cable rating is too small. You say the Mira fuse box, is this in the consumer unit?? What rating is it?? Is it a circuit breaker or actual fuse link? Do you know the rating of shower? (kw).
#5
how much would an electricians time cost?
Wirral_guy
As above ^^^

If you aren't competent leave well alone and get an electrician in!

As to the problem both mine, and a friends, Mira shower had exactly the same problem as yours. If it is the case, it is the choc block connector in the shower that you connect the mains too. It is cheap and nasty and slowly melts over time until it either shorts or breaks the connection.

Luckily, a replacement block is only a couple of quid + the electricians time (approx 30-60 mins should be more than ample to replace it! If they want much more than that, get another quote!

HTH

Dave
#6
callum84
Sounds like your showers I had it to be honest. The smell could be burning insulation on the cables, this is a bad sign your also smelling it in consumer unit. Sounds to me like the shower does not have adequate protection or cable rating is too small. You say the Mira fuse box, is this in the consumer unit?? What rating is it?? Is it a circuit breaker or actual fuse link? Do you know the rating of shower? (kw).
I have no idea :/ where would I find out?
#7
Either way your going to need a spark to check shower and installation. Might be wrong about wiring but it's something I've seen a few times, where people fit their own shower and underestimate the power requirements and the existing wiring is just not rated for that type of shower. Any electrical burning smell is an indication of overheating be it from faulty shower underrated cable or incorrect protection.
Phone a few local sparks and ask a quote and their hourly rate.
moejoejoejoex
callum84
Sounds like your showers I had it to be honest. The smell could be burning insulation on the cables, this is a bad sign your also smelling it in consumer unit. Sounds to me like the shower does not have adequate protection or cable rating is too small. You say the Mira fuse box, is this in the consumer unit?? What rating is it?? Is it a circuit breaker or actual fuse link? Do you know the rating of shower? (kw).
I have no idea :/ where would I find out?

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