MENU

Gainsborough 950 GSI / 1080 GSI Shower Spares

GNS-PARENT-36

Gainsborough
Gainsborough 950 GSI / 1080 GSI Shower Spareshover to zoom or click to enlargeclick here to view full size

Product Details

Questions and Answers
Do you have a question regarding this product? Call us on directly 0131 538 4343 or ask us a question now. ? Ask new question

Please fill out the form below to submit your question

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.

Gainsborough 1080 GSI 1 Answer

Q: Hi

Do you sell the dials for the 1080 GSI, I need the top dial which turns the shower on and off.

Cheers

Submitted 247 days ago | by splodge, Peterborough
! Answer this question
A: The dials come with the front cover.Answered 247 days ago | Barrie
1080GSi Heat Exchanger Downgrade? 1 Answer

Q: I have a Gainsborough 1080GSi & I think the heat exchanger is faulty, maybe blocked. As this unit is no longer available would it be possible to replace it with a 950GSi unit? Albeit with reduced power. I think it is the same physically, but not sure about the connections.

Submitted 273 days ago | by buseng, Reading
! Answer this question
A: Unfortunately the wiring is different Answered 272 days ago | The Doc
Inlet filter 1 Answer

Q: Is it possible to remove and clean out the inline filter?

My shower gives inconsistant temperature so I thought of the filter as it is the simplest first.

If I want to check the heating element circuits what readings should I be looking for across the terminals? Will there be power across the terminals when the selector switch is in the off position? Any other position the water is running and I do not want to do electric checks then!

Thanks

Peter

Submitted 457 days ago | by Anonymous, Preston, Lancs, UK
! Answer this question

A: There is sometimes a filter in the inlet spigot of the solenoid.

 The things to check firstare:

1 That the main valve cominginto your house is fully open.

2 Then check that the valve on the line to the shower isfully open.

If these valvesare not fully open then there may not be enough water getting to your shower to cool it properly the overheatsafety device will turn the power offuntil it cools Then it all starts again

Make sure that the shower head isclean and clear, that the hose isn’t kinked (this can happen just behind thehand set where it is difficult to see) also check the inside of the hosealthough it can look OK on the outside it could have collapsed internally

The other possibility is a faultyflow/stabilizer valve not allowing the correct amount of water into the shower.

A rough check is to remove theshower head turn temperature control to fully hot the water coming out of thehose should be a bit more than a dribble then turn to fully cold and it shouldbe coming out at full flow.

Ifthere is not much difference between the two then you could have a faulty flowvalve.

Carry out this checkafter you check the inlet valves.

Answered 456 days ago | Barrie
950 Gainsborough GSi 1 Answer

Q: Further to my previous question " Water hot at coolest position" position fully hot just a trickle and when turned to fully cold good pressure as you informed. But water still too hot at fully cold position.Do you have any further suggestions.

Submitted 621 days ago | by Dougie, Herne Bay Kent
! Answer this question

A: The things to check first are.

1 That the main valve coming into your house is fully open.

2 Then check that the valve on the line to the shower is fully open.

If these valves are not fully open then there may not be enough water
getting to your shower to cool it properly the overheat safety devicewill turn
the power off until it cools Then it all starts again

 

Make sure that the shower headis clean and clear, that the hose isn’t kinked (this can happen just behind thehand set where it is difficult to see) also check the inside of the hosealthough it can look OK on the outside it could have collapsed internally


Answered 621 days ago | The Doc
950 Gainsborough GSi 1 Answer

Q: With water temperture control switch turne d to coolest water is still to hot.

Submitted 621 days ago | by Dougie, Herne Bay Kent
! Answer this question

A: Forgetting about the temperature turn the shower from fully hot to fully cold at fully hot you should have not much more than a dribble coming from the hose and on fully cold you should have a good strong flow, if you do not have this difference then you may have a faulty flow/stabilizer valve.

Answered 621 days ago | Barrie
Gainsborough 950 GSI 1 Answer

Q: Do you sell the knob for the pressure selector switch?

Submitted 646 days ago | by None, Irelan
! Answer this question
The knob is an integral part of the front cover and does not come as a separateitem, the cover can be ordered online by clicking on the link below.
A:
http://www.showerdoc.com/shower-spares/gainsborough/GNS-95614152-Cover-Front-Assembly-950-GsiAnswered 646 days ago | Barrie
Replacing Gainsborough 950 GSI 1 Answer

Q: I have been told I need to replace my shower. I need a replacement which is the same width as well as having the correct fittings. Does the Titron T80Z you recomend have the same width as the Gainsborough?

Submitted 676 days ago | by brenda, Ware
! Answer this question

A: Unfortunately I don’t have the dimensions of the GSI

This is the dimensions of the T80Z Dimensions (H x W x D)

300 x 220 x 100mm

You could also consider the Triton Fast Fit

H334 x W225 x D104

Answered 676 days ago | The Doc
Shower lights up with reduce temp even on the coldest setting and will not work 1 Answer

Q: Shower lights up with reduce temp even on the coldest setting and will not work, Everyone who knows nothing of showers say thermostat and they may be right but would like to hear it from someone who actually knows. The other day i was taking a shower and the thing just stoped midflow and said reduce temp and has not worked since even on the coldest setting. Please help

Submitted 813 days ago | by Ric, Nottingham
! Answer this question

A: The things to check first are.

1 That the main valve coming into your house is fully open.

2 Then check that the valve on the line to the shower is fully open.

If these valves are not fully open then there may not be enough water
getting to your shower to open / close the safety device that allowspower through to the elements.

 

If it stopped mid flow then it may be your solenoid valve, you can check it if you havea multi meter, you should have a reading of at least k3.5 ohms, across the twoterminals any less and you need a new valve. (Check the valve in the failedstate.) (When it has stopped working!)

If there is power getting to thesolenoid and it is not operating then there is a good chance that you have afaulty solenoid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzJjzWqxesc

The video is intended as a guide and does not cover every shower.

If you don’t have amultimeter  we sell them  with aguide on how to use them for checking and testing the various parts of yourshower.

Apart from helping to fix yourshower, they are really useful for checking you have a power supply toappliances, for checking fuses and letting you know much power you have left inbatteries

(So you will know if they aregood or not) and lots of other jobs, in short they are well worth a few pounds

http://www.showerdoc.com/installation/electrical-products/SKYTRO-600-005-Digital-Multi-Tester

 

 

 

Answered 811 days ago | The doc
no hot water 1 Answer

Q: the hot water goes cold after a few mins and wont heat up again

Submitted 817 days ago | by geneo, cavan ireland
! Answer this question

A: The things to check first are.

1 That the main valve coming into your house is fully open.

2 Then check that the valve on the line to the shower is fully open.

If these valves are not fully open then there may not be enough water
getting to your shower to open / close the safety device that allowspower through to the elements

 

Answered 817 days ago | The Doc
Shower only producing cold water 1 Answer

Q: I have a 1080GSI and it has just stopped producing hot water. The water is stone cold but still comes out at the same flow as before. The flow also reduces as you turn the heat up on the shower but the water is still cold. The reduce temperature light is permently lit on the shower and this only normally happens when the water is too hot.



Any advice on how to fix this or what part is needed?

Submitted 871 days ago | by Dave Pierce, Nottingham
! Answer this question

A: I think you may have a faulty Thermal Cut Out


A faulty TCO will have no continuity across the two terminals (The black thing on top of the heating tank)

Therefore a good TCO will have power at both connections and a faulty TCO will have power at only one.

(The function of the TCO is, if the water over heats it cuts the power off to the elements until the water cools, this can take up to 15mins)

See Video.

http://www.youtube.com/user/showerdoc#p/u/2/_zi8JbEMYMs

After fitting a new TCO

When fitting a new TCO listen to the shower, after it has completed its first on/off cycle, if when it is switched off you hear it continuing to heat (Noise like a kettle starting to boil) this will mean that there is a switch or a relay that is stuck in the on position, this is keeping an element energised and this is probably what caused the original TCO to fail.

If this is the case replace the faulty switch or relay and make sure that you switch the shower off at the isolating switch when the shower is not in use because this may cause the new TCO to fail.

Answered 866 days ago | The doc
shower stops working 1 Answer

Q: what causes shower to stop working

Submitted 969 days ago | by paddy, greenock
! Answer this question

A: If it is cutting out mid shower it may be your solenoid valve, you can check it if you have a multi meter, you should have a reading of at least k3.5 ohms, across the two terminals any less and you need a new valve. (Check the valve in the failed state.) (When it has stopped working!)

 

If there is power getting to the solenoid and it is not operating then there is a good chance that you have a faulty solenoid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzJjzWqxesc

The video is intended as a guide and does not cover every shower.

 

If you don’t have a multimeter  we sell them  with a guide on how to use them for checking and testing the various parts of your shower.

 

Apart from helping to fix your shower, they are really useful for checking you have a power supply to appliances, for checking fuses and letting you know much power you have left in batteries

(So you will know if they are good or not) and lots of other jobs, in short they are well worth a few pounds

http://www.showerdoc.com/installation/electrical-products/SKYTRO-600-005-Digital-Multi-Tester

Answered 969 days ago | The Doc
Gainsborough 950 GSI Elements 1 Answer

Q: Hi Will the 10.8 Kw heat exchanger fit the 9.5Kw model. Ours has always been a bit cool, and now 1 of the heating elements has gone open circuit. So it needs replacing or scrapping.



Thanks Paul

Submitted 1186 days ago | by Paul, RUGBY
! Answer this question

A: Unfortunately you can’t upgrade the tank because it has different connections to the elements

Answered 1185 days ago | The Doc
950 GSI HEAT SELECTOR 1 Answer

Q: THE HEAT SELECTOR SWITCH KNOB (TOP SWITCH) DOES NOT TURN THE SWITCH. ON INESTIGATION THERE IS A CRACK IN THE PLASTIC SO THE END SPREADS AND DOES NOT TURN THE METAL SHAFT OF THE SWITCH. TO REPLACE THE SELECTOR KNOB DO I NEED THE WHOLE FRONT COVER? I DID NOT WANT TO ORDER TO FRONT COVER IF THE KNOBS ARE SEPARATE ITEMS, AS THEY ARE NOT SHOWN SEPARATELY ON YOUR SPARES PAGE.

THANKS.

ALAN PLUCKROSE

CONTACT NUMBER 07712032934

Submitted 1259 days ago | by 'ARRIE
! Answer this question
The knob is an integral part of the front cover and does not come as a sperate item, yhe cover can be ordered online by clicking on the link below.
A:
http://www.showerdoc.com/shower-spares/gainsborough/GNS-95614152-Cover-Front-Assembly-950-GsiAnswered 1259 days ago | Alastair
Customer Reviews
Be the first to write a review about this product.
Replacement Products

Although this may look a little different the plumbing and electrical connections are in the same positions.

Just check that you have a similar kw rating.

Gainsborough
RRP: £201.78 (inc. VAT)Our Price £114.00 (inc. VAT)Save £87.78
View Item
Related Spares

Please call for more information on available spares for this product