I have a Triton Aquatronic 2 Electric shower that has developed a
It will run hot for a time then cold for 40 seconds or so before
warming up again. The power light stays on at all times, there is no
pressure drop as far as I can tell, if the cold tap is run elsewhere
in the house then the temp will go up, or if the pressure to the
shower drops dramatically with cold taps being run and toilet being
flushed then the power light will go off as the water slows to a
trickle. But the problem of hot and cold is happening without any of
the above taking place.
Looking at the unit I have noticed some burning around one particular
electical item, I am not too sure what it does, but could this be a
cause of the problem?
There are pictures of the unit at:
The lower blue electrical connection is dark and blackened as if it
has been overheating (it is just noticable in these pictures).
That device, connected by the blue coloured wires, is an anti-scald
thermostat. All it does is switch off one element inside the heater so that
the water from the outlet point doesn't come from the shower to hot. One
test I'd would advise you try, is to turn the shower on to about a medium
heat setting. Go to the stop valve for the shower and start to turn it off.
Keep an eye on the shower head and stop turning the valve when the water
shows the first sign of slowing down at the head.
Leave the shower on like that for a few minutes to see if the problem is
still there. If it is then follow the instructions below.
Visit their website at: www.triton-showers.co.uk
This devices could be the cause of the problem you're getting, but to talk
you through the repair without you having the spare parts at hand is a bit
If you look on the spare parts section of the website at the model number
T100e, you'll see the parts you need are the outlet pipe with thermal
cut-out, but you also need the connector cables to go with it. So once you
get the part numbers from the site, give them a call and tell them what you
need with it.
Give Triton a call on:
Please phone Triton Spares on
024 7637 2222 for further advice
They are friendly on the phone and know what what you're talking about if
you get a little flustered, so don't worry. The parts you need are cheap
and should last again for another good few years.
Thanks for the help... unfortunately time was against me, as the rest
of the family did not appreciate the temperature fluctuations and I
had to replace the entire unit ASAP.
Maybe I will repair the old one now and keep it as a spare!
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