Written on: 09/04/2009 by Turn Off (1 review written)
ease of installation,not particularly expensive when purchased,no moving parts to go wrong,and a good delivery of water at the temperature selected.
The same as everyone else it dos`nt turn off properly after several yrs.
I had the original Croydex H2O Hydro-Powered Mixer (a thinish square unit ) some 5 yrs ago and after 2yrs it would not turn off properly.
I was sent free of charge a completly new unit but of a different style (a round unit with large round wheel dial on/off assembly on the front ) but working on the same hot/cold mixing method ie `ventury principal`.
This has now developed the same fault of not turning off after having a hot shower.However, I have overcome this problem (not by repair and not a permanent satisfactory solution) by turning the dial after a hot shower to about an inch away from the `off` position so the whole of the blue shows through the window.By letting the cold water run for as long as it takes to dry myself probably 3 minutes then turning it to the off position at 12 `o` clock,then back to an inch away betweenone and ten times rather quickly it turns off !
Now if I were to look for a more permanent solution I was told by the makers in Saltash,Devon the problem was caused by a build up of lime scale - to take the temperature dial off,remove the front cover which exposed the guts,take the unit off of the wall and descale with vinegar.
I hav`nt yet had the courage to do this in fear of the unit not going properly back together again !
Any one done this procedure ?