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I have a Mira Play shower unit. It has simply stopped working.

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I have a Mira Play shower unit. It has simply stopped working. There is power to it as the red light on the front of the unit is on. I have taken the front off the unit but I can't really see that there's anything obvious wrong. All connections are good and there's no evidence of shorting or anything that's obvious to the naked eye.

Any ideas?

Kind regards

Mark.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 3 years ago.

Andrew Smith :

Is it the power light, or is it a low pressure light?

Andrew Smith :

Are you getting a click when you press the start button?

Andrew Smith :

Do you have a meter to check for power?

JACUSTOMER-tnz1bhtb- : It's the power light that comes on. I'm not aware of a low pressure light
JACUSTOMER-tnz1bhtb- : I don't have a meter but I do have an electricians screwdriver?
Andrew Smith :

Do you have the cover off?

JACUSTOMER-tnz1bhtb- : Yes the start button clicks
JACUSTOMER-tnz1bhtb- : Yes I do
Andrew Smith :

Can you check power to the solenoid?

Andrew Smith :

It is at the point where water enters - usually a brown coil

JACUSTOMER-tnz1bhtb- : Can't really see which item you mean sorry
Andrew Smith :

http://www.showerdoc.com/mira-play-shower-spares

JACUSTOMER-tnz1bhtb- : Oh yes is see. I've touched the red terminal with the screwdriver but nothing doing
Andrew Smith :

No power to the unit?

Andrew Smith :

Did you have your finger on the end of the screwdriver also?

JACUSTOMER-tnz1bhtb- : Apparently not. But why is the light on in that case?
JACUSTOMER-tnz1bhtb- : Yes I did
Andrew Smith :

If you check the Live Connection and also the Neutral connection and tell me if it lights?

JACUSTOMER-tnz1bhtb- : I've checked both and nothing doing
Andrew Smith :

Can you confirm it works by trying something you know is live?

JACUSTOMER-tnz1bhtb- : I'm no electrician. What would you suggest?
Andrew Smith :

Try a lamp with the bulb out?

Andrew Smith :

It could be a duff screwdriver?

Andrew Smith :

The coil is on top of Part No. 9, if you are getting no water this is the likely cause