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    Shower not staying hot


    My shower keeps running cold on me. It heats up alright at first but then goes cold after about 30 seconds to a minute. I have tried turning it up but I can't turn it up much more. Do I need a new one? How much is a new electric shower?

    Asked by Michael on 31st Mar 2020
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    Marl Bridge Services

    "In my opinion the thermostat within the shower unit is faulty
    My advice would be change the shower
    Approximate costing to renew shower supplied and fitted approximately £165-00 to £200-00 + vat
    Regards Nick marlbridge services"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Ocean Bathrooms

    "It sounds to me like it’s the thermostat you can buy spares online but depending how much they are sometimes it’s cheaper to replace the shower and it also gives you a new guarantee."

    Answered on 8th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Plumboss Maintenance

    "Hi, sorry to hear about your shower. It sounds like the heating element is faulty. The going rate to fit a new shower is approx £80- £90. Hope you get sorted. cheers, Craig"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Greenstar Building and heating

    "Thermostatic valve is at fault.
    You need to change the cartridge or replace the shower valve."

    Answered on 1st Apr 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Adrian Plumbing

    "Hi. Yes probably the thermostat from inside electric shower is gone. Need new shower, price for new electric shower is around 120-150£ and labour around 100-150£."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    T Barnes

    "It would be cheaper and easier to replace the shower. Supply and fit £160 with guarantee."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    First Fix

    "The shower keeps delivering incorrect water temperature because the thermostat inside the shower has become faulty. it is not registering the correct temp. a new shower unit can cost anything from around 50 pounds up and installation i would say between 50-150 pounds. hope this helps"

    Answered on 29th May 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Profile Plumbers

    "It’s normally the shower cartridge but if you have a combo boiler it could be the plate heat exchanger"

    Answered on 7th May 2020 - Member since May 2018 - report
    Flow Restored

    "It’s possible that a part needs replacing or the unit. We would need details of the unit before I could advise any further
    Thank you"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Upstream Plumbing and Heating

    "Hi yes a new electric shower is needed depending on your size of shower in KW price can vary from £0 to £200

    Triton and Mira are both very good makes"

    Answered on 9th May 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report

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