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    • zolablue25
    • By zolablue25 4th Jan 18, 10:55 AM
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    Triton Martinique shower problem
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    Triton Martinique shower problem 4th Jan 18 at 10:55 AM
    Over the last couple of days my Triton Martinique shower has started to show signs of a problem.

    When I select one of the power settings (to turn the shower on) the light comes on next to the selected button but no water comes out. If I give it a tap on the side of the case it springs in to life.

    The low pressure light is not lit. My immediate thought was a sticking solenoid valve but I would have thought that would have given a low-pressure warning?

    I'm going to take it apart at the weekend but, in the meantime, does anyone have any suggestions what I should looking for?

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    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 9th Jan 18, 11:24 PM
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    It’s very rare that it’s cost effective to repair electric showers these days when you can buy a new one for £50
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    • zolablue25
    • By zolablue25 10th Jan 18, 3:24 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 3:24 PM
    To replace the shower with an exact replacement (and thus avoid plumbing and wiring issues) would currently be £120.

    I have done some investigation into the fault and I think that its probably the universal PCB on the front panel. Unfortunately, it would cost £50 to buy a replacement board to confirm my suspicion. That would be fine if I am right but a rather expensive mistake if I'm wrong.

    Think I'm going to have to stump up the £120 and get a new one, but I'll probably just change the pcb over from the new one to see if I'm right. If I am then I'll look out for a new board at a good price so that I will have a spare shower for when it packs up completely.
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    • By Ebe Scrooge 10th Jan 18, 4:08 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:08 PM
    To replace the shower with an exact replacement (and thus avoid plumbing and wiring issues) would currently be £120.
    Originally posted by zolablue25

    It probably won't be necessary to get an exactly identical replacement - most electric showers these days have standard-ish connections. For example, most models will give you the option of top, bottom or side water entry points, and the electrical connections are pretty easy to juggle about a little bit if needs be.


    The only thing you do need to watch is the power rating. Most domestic showers come in either 8.5KW, 9.5KW or 10.5KW options. If your existing shower is 10.5KW then you can safely replace it with any of the above options. If the existing one is 8.5KW and you want to replace it with a more powerful one then you'd need to check that the wiring is up to the job. It may well be that the wiring is already designed to cope with up to 10.5KW, but you'd need to check - or get a qualified electrician to take a look and advise you if you're not sure. But that aside, just replacing the shower unit is not a particularly difficult job. Hopefully it goes without saying - but do make sure you kill the power to the shower circuit, and switch off the water supply, before you do anything !
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