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Electric shower running cold after 5 mins. Brrrrr!

  • 29-07-2008 3:58pm
    Registered Users Posts: 482 ✭✭ davenewt

    Hi all,

    Quick Q from someone new to the wonderful world of electric showers... (have just moved in to a new property and the only shower is electric)... it works well, very impressed... but only for 5 mins or so, then the water goes cold.

    Where should I start my investigations? Boiler (oil fired) seems to be heating water OK for the rest of the house, so is this a shower/pump issue, or something else?

    Doesn't really bother me, I'm usually quick... but someone needs to wash their hair and takes much longer in the shower than me! :rolleyes: :D

    Thanks for any advice,


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,930 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Stoner

    so it's a mixer shower and not an electric shower? as in the only thing thats electric about it is the pump?

    If you turn it off of 2 min and then back on again will it give you 5 more min of hot water?

  • Registered Users Posts: 482 ✭✭ davenewt

    It's an electric unit (white box) in the shower, not a mixer. Turning off and on again doesn't give 5 more mins of hot water, no. I wish it was that easy!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,213 peter-pantslez

    what is the make and model number of the shower?

    it should have it on the from of it!

  • Registered Users Posts: 482 ✭✭ davenewt

    'tis a Mira "Event" (!) if that helps...?

  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭ skinner2x

    davenewt wrote: »
    'tis a Mira "Event" (!) if that helps...?
    I'll bet the answer is in here ..
    Strange problem though..

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,632 ✭✭✭ Payton

    Had a problem something the same, the hose was kinked just as it screwed into the shower unit but couldnt see it until I disconeccted it and the plastic tube on the inside ot the hose was kinked, so I just replaced the hose and so far so good