Outside shower

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  1. LOOSE WHEEL

    LOOSE WHEEL Funster

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    IMG_1074.JPG A little help please ,
    Outside shower controls will not move left or right.
    Do I push pull ?
    Or just twist and brake, which is what I normally do:confused:

    Andy
     
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    Looks like turn left or right, no indication of pull or push. Most likely seized. Dismantle and clean or force and break? If your lucky it will move. If not (like me) it will break. (n)
     
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    Try some wd40 and let it soak in a little while?
     
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    pull the plastic knob off and use pliers to free the valve off
     
  5. andy63

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    Check the plug in fitting to see if there is a valve which would be opened by plugging in the shower attachment.. the attachment may have the on off control and that knob is just temp controll.
    That's just another option to explore ..
    Andy
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    As said, needs freeing by removing the knob and using grips on the spindle to turn a little in each direction in turn, increasing as it free's off.
    If it won't free off it needs replacing....or blanking off.
     
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    I have the same and on mine you need to insert shower to operate, as @andy63 said, and on mine the dial is only a temp control but I also have a switch to operate pump
     
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    Thanks chaps very useful and helpful as usual.

    Andy
     
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    On mine, that I've just looked at as I'm in the van, turns both ways regardless of the shower attachment fitted on or not, I, as already suggested, pull knob off and soak in wd40 and try moving with good pliers, otherwise a new tap is needed...
     
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    This looks like a Rapido item - if it is, the knob only controls the temperTure and no amount of twisting it ans turning it will get any water out.
    There should be a chrome hose with a trigger operated shower head attachment which clicks on to the outlet above the temperature control.
    Once that is in place water flow is comtorlled by the trigger and the knob controls the temperature.
     
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    Exactly....(y)
     
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    ................ or just push the protruding sleeve with your finger. It will think it has a shower attached - and you will have wet trousers :).
     
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    Just break it like the rest of us would, then you can fit a nice shinny new one.:)
     
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    With a bit of luck, it might be seized at just the right temperature for you :)
     
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    This is what I needed jents as I!v no instructions.
    Mine is fitted to a Autotrail.
    Thanks again for all the help.

    Andy
     
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    Only any good for washing dogs.
    Would you shower in your front garden at home !
     
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    Only when it's raining.....:LOL:
     
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    I had one fitted , even for the dog I found it a waste of time . I just rinse her under a tap if she's muddy before she gets in the van.
     
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    Use my outside shower all the time - Dogs, wellies, outside mats etc or especially if some filthy owner hasn't cleared up after their dog and my shoes find it:mad:
     
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    We use ours to fill the washing machine when doing the laundry.
     
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