Hello! Please can someone help me out with this problem. I have a
Vokera Excell 80E boiler which works fine most of the time. The
problem is that when I have a shower it will overheat and lock out
meaning I have no hot water. It eventually resets itself and starts
This problem occurs most times that I use the shower. Sometimes I can
be in the shower for 10 minutes and it will be fine, other times it
will overheat after a few minutes.
It happens regardless of whether the central heating is on or off at
the time. The amount of time it takes to overheat varies but I'm sure
if I ran my shower long enough it would overheat every time. I always
check the pressure of the system and it is always between 1 and 2 bar.
The boiler has a temperature gauge on the front but this doesn't seem
to work. The water temperature is not set very high so I do not think
that is the problem. The boiler has never overheated due to the
central heating being on, only hot water when I'm in the shower.
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I forgot to mention that I am using a mixer shower run from the bath
I have been told by someone that this may be due to my shower head
restricting the flow leading to the water in the boiler getting too
hot. Is this a plausible theory? Does a low flow rate of hot water
through a combi boiler lead to overheating?
I am sceptical of this theory due to the fact that the amount of time
it takes to overheat varies, and sometimes it doesn't overheat at all.
In a mixer tap does the amount of cold water flowing affect the
flowrate of the hot water? I.e. if I ran just hot water through the
mixer, would the flowrate through the boiler be higher than if I ran
hot and cold taps through the mixer?
If this is the cause of the problem does anyone know where i can buy a
shower head with a higher flow rate?
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