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19-09-2006, 12:37   #1
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Trtiton Shower Problem

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Triton Shower (T90si) started whining and won't heat the water - doesn't matter what heat setting I use. I 'm guessing that it isn't that old although I don't know when it was put in as I bought the house in Feb with it already installed - no maual for the shower either.

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It could be a few things

Basically a triton t90 is a "pumped electric" shower. These does mean it has a pump but doesnt mean the water pressure will improve.

The shower itself consists of an electric element similar to a kettle element. The pump regulates the speed of the water passing over that element and thus ensures that the water stays at the exact temperature you set it to. However, When the water fails to heat the problem is usually with the element. If the water temperature changes constantly from insanely hot to very cold without you changing the setting its probably the pump.

Triton have a year replacement or repair policy which may entitle you to a free call out and fix up.

To be honest the triton t90 isnt that old so unless it was one of the first t90's in a rather angular box rather than the curved edges of its younger counterpart its probably a faulty unit rather than simply knackerd by age.

If all else fails, the most expensive part of a t90 is getting the mains power run to the bathroom. The rest of the unit is simply detatched from teh wall and replaced with a new one if that helps.

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Hope somebody has an answer to this one...

Triton Shower (T90si) started whining and won't heat the water - doesn't matter what heat setting I use. I 'm guessing that it isn't that old although I don't know when it was put in as I bought the house in Feb with it already installed - no maual for the shower either.

Any ideas?
Hi Conleth
My sister has 1 of the 1st T90.....donkey yrs old now
In the 1st couple of yrs I had to change just about everything, Including the tank (incl. elec element). Easy enough to work on. One part that broke a number of times was the "actuator" a small fragile piece of black plastic that screws down the shaft when you turn on water, it actuates an elec switch to heat water. This little actuator is the only awkward piece when reinstalling.
CAREFULLY (mains off at first) run shower with cover off. You can usually find fault with circuit / phase tester. Can't remember name of agent (in Maynooth) but great to deal with. All parts sent by post.
Most sparks won't repair instant showers ( because of call backs for diff faults..and they can't charge again & again for diff faults) They usually recommend replacement. Sister's T90 has been OK for past 5 yrs....(touching wood)
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19-09-2006, 18:48   #4
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Are you getting water flow from the shower? Is it possible that the flow is insufficient causing the heating element to overheat and cut out. Possibly a failed heating element. There is a troubleshooting guide & "triton doctor" at www.tritonshowers.co.uk or you can contact them at:

Triton Showers & Accessories. IEarthridge International Dowdstown, Maynooth Tel: [edit] (numbers removed as they are incorrect) if anyone has the correct number please advise here - probably easy to find in the book or goldenpages.ie)

Last edited by Vexorg; 17-01-2008 at 12:03. Reason: Number incorrect call going to unrelated company.
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If the shower has a good flow of water coming from it and it's not heating ,
then it's knackered.
Theres normally only 12 months guarantee with the triton as far as I know.
Anytime we install a triton and it gives trouble ,their service guy is out the next day.

If it's only a new shower ,get it checked to see if the water supply has dirt in it ,which might have caused the shower to break.
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Limescale?
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19-09-2006, 22:12   #7
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Its the pump , a small part inside the unit , I had exactly the same problem with exactly the same unit ,

It cost 90 euros for someone to come a replace the part , took him about 20 minutes.

Heres a link , its the part on the left and is wired to the mains ,

http://www.showerright.co.uk/T90si_Pumped_dia_4.jpg

You can buy the part but I wouldn't do it yourself if you are not comfortable around mains electric wiring.

I think Barretts in Maynooth are the guys who fixed it for me by the way !

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Barretts in Maynooth , yeah got parts for our T90i there. We have our T90i over 10 years and it's still going strong.

Although we have replaced nearly every part.
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20-09-2006, 09:37   #9
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Thanks for the replies and advice.

I just took off the cover to see if there was anything obvious - not to my eye, so I put the cover back on again and just in case I tried the shower again. It struggled for a while, but then came good! Don't know what is going on but if it stays like this I'll be happy.

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Thanks for the replies and advice.

I just took off the cover to see if there was anything obvious - not to my eye, so I put the cover back on again and just in case I tried the shower again. It struggled for a while, but then came good! Don't know what is going on but if it stays like this I'll be happy.

Thanks again.
What do you mean "struggled"?. Do you mean low water output ?.It's yrs since I had one open but I think it's the "actuator"(that's their name). Take off cover again and turn on water valve, looking carefully at actuator. If actuator is broken (no longer has a full circle of plastic) then you will get hit and miss operation...quite literally. Sometimes the electrical switch will operate, depending on actuator's position on shaft.
If I'm right, Ring them and they'll probably send you a couple free (my experience)
Careful replacing it. It won't go on when you remove the old one(full circle of plastic instead of 1/2 circle) You have to remove or loosen the full component the actuator's on....Main valve I think (from memory). But if you can change a tap washer you can do this
You grabbed my interest now..so let's know how you get on

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Sounds like it could be an airlock. When there is air in the system, the pump will emit a high pitched whine until it fills with water again.
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21-09-2006, 14:09   #12
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It struggled for about 20 seconds - water stayed cold and the shower sounded like it was working very hard. But then it came good and has been heating the water since. When I had the cover off I really didn't see the actuator and nothing seemed to be broken. I'm actually getting the house ready to go on the market so if its working now and stays that way for the next couple of months until the deal is done I'll be happy!
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Hey guys any chance of a help please?
I live in Tipperary and have a problem with lime in the water so I am used to changing the boiler and thermostat (on top of the boiler). Two weeks ago the unit gave all the impressions of the big element being knackered. When it was on the highest setting and all the way into the red on the dial it was still luke warm. I ordered a new boiler and thermostat, installed it and....it was no different. What the heck am I doing wrong? Please please throw me a lifeline, this is doing my head in. What could I do now? what have I missed?
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17-10-2006, 12:48   #14
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Back to this problem. I've since had the bathroom retiled and the shower has been out of operation in the meantime. I reattached the unit to the wall (tiler had taken it off) last night and now I have no water! I opened the water inlet to the shower to see if there was any flow and there isn't. Surely there should be?
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I opened the water inlet to the shower to see if there was any flow and there isn't. Surely there should be?
Do it again with unit off wall...just to be sure,to be sure,to be sure that byou have water supply. Then fault is in shower. If no flow at all thriugh shower check for air lock or that the shower valve is opening ( while your at it check that actuatoe again, lol)
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