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Replace Electric Shower That's Burnt out

Postby wisdom-17 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:01 am

Hi all,

My electrical shower stopped working. It was installed years ago by someone else.

I've opened the shower cover just to have a look. Looks like the connection between the mains cable the shower has burned out/melted.

The shower is 7.8 - 8.5kW. I've attached images of the shower.

Is damage to the connection because the voltage travelling through the cable is too much? Should a thicker cable have been used to prevent this from happening?

I am planning to replace the whole unit with another electric shower but want to read up and understand the process beforehand.

Appreciate any guidance on the matter.


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