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Pulsing shower

This question is regarding Redring Expressions 500 9.5kw White (53554001 / 53554015) Shower Spares

The shower is less than a year old.
When turned on the shower pulsates and makes a noise.now its got to the point when the on button is pressed it is not working.water drribbkes out for a few minuets then it starts with the pulsing then finally worjs properly.
My water pressure to the shower is fine

Asked 2 years ago by Philip Norris
The shower is less than a year old.
When turned on the shower pulsates and makes a noise.now its got to the point when the on button is pressed it is not working.water drribbkes out for a few minuets then it starts with the pulsing then finally worjs properly.
My water pressure to the shower is fine
Answered 2 years ago by Philip Norris
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.

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

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

Answered 2 years ago by Barrie Seabright
This is my shower, looks a bit more fiddle to remove the solenoid. Model no is 53565401 (xp9)
serial no 57D104047.
I do not have a drawing to identify the solenoid but I think its the one with two pairs of wires attached to it.
With my multimeter set to 20K ohm I get a reading of 4.00 the power is off to the shower(fuse off)
Answered 2 years ago by Philip Norris
www.showerdoc.com/hydra-universal-electric-shower-solenoid-coil-no-valve-included-27600

You can replace the solenoid with the one above.

I am often asked “Is this a DIY job” to be honest I can’t answer that, because without knowing someone, it isn’t possible to assess their skills?

I should say that most jobs on showers although relatively easy (from my point of view) can be fiddly and an extra pair of hands, long thin fingers and the strength in your hands of an all in wrestler are a help!

The secret is, observing very carefully when things are taken to bits, their order and orientation, taking notes and/or photos as you go can also be a help.

When you are working with electricity and water so make sure it is switched off and turned off before you start.

If you think you can do the job but aren’t just that confident, it may help to buy the part and compare it to the faulty part, you will then be able to see where the screws, wires, nuts, or washers etc. go, if then you think it is to complicated, at least you will have the part when the plumber or electrician arrives.

We will always be here to offer help and advice if you run into a problem, however it is not the same as being on site where we can get the overall picture, if you are still not sure, now is the time to call in a professional.

Answered 2 years ago by Barrie Seabright
The solenoid you have suggested to replace has only two spade connectors.The one on my redring has four.  See picture .

It is also giving out a reading of 4 ohm.
Isnt this ok ?
Regards
P Norris.


Answered 2 years ago by Philip Norris
This is a picture of the solenoid that is on my redring shower.
When I press the on button the shower trips out after a few seconds and a little bit of water comes out. If as you suggest it is the solenoid the replacement you have, Hydra Universal Electric Shower Solenoid Coil (no valve included) - 27600 does not have x4 spade connectors. So can you suggest one that is the same as is on the shower now. or will I need to crimp the wires together? The solenoid passed the ohm test 4 ohm !

Answered 2 years ago by Philip Norris
www.showerdoc.com/redring-solenoid-valve-plus-e-93590722

As shown in the above , your solenoid does not have 4 connections, it has 2 which have 2 double spaded connections attached.

If you think you can do the job but aren’t just that confident, it may help to buy the part and compare it to the faulty part, you will then be able to see where the screws, wires, nuts, or washers etc. go, if then you think it is to complicated, at least you will have the part when the plumber or electrician arrives.

If you are still not sure, now is the time to call in a professional.

Answered 2 years ago by Barrie Seabright
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