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boiler or Shower problem?

Postby bpascua » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:42 am


Forgive but I dont understand plumbing. I have a combi boiler and in my bathroom I have a non thermostatic shower mixer fitted. Its only 18 months old. I noticed yesterday that the shower would not run hot, so while the shower was running I went down to see if the boiler was on. It hadnt started automatically as it should. I then stopped the shower and started the bathroom tap, I heard the boiler flip on and I got hot water from the tap. the same for the kitchen tap etc. I really want some advice on as to wether I have a broken shower mixer or broken boiler? logically to me it sounds like my mixer isnt working properly in requesting hot water - does this make sense or are there many more complications to consider?

Many thanks

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Postby plumbbob » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:17 pm

Try turning the mixer to full hot. Does the water flow decrease? The obvious suggestion is something in the filters or the mixer setting is restricting flow to such a degree that the boiler is not able to sense the flow of water, hence won't fire up.
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