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Cause ? Shower worked well from new. Now cold water only, whatever temp setting. Runs tepid on occasions. Water flow at head decreases slightly with increased temp setting - but still just cold water.

Is feed water pressure a likely cause ? Has been an issue on the odd short duration occasions with the previous Triton shower.

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The problem is your shower cartridge needs to be replaced, quite common just for this reason. It has become plugged or worn and needs replaced.

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This is going to be a water heater issue. Not the head.

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