My positive head shower pump will not start, what should I do?
A positive head pump requires a minimum flow rate of 2 litres per minute (L/min) to pass through the pump and out of the outlet, such as a tap or shower. 2L/min of both hot and cold water is required to turn on. If the flow rate is not at or above 2 L/min then the shower pump will not start. Click here to learn how to measure the flow rate.
Reasons why a positive head pump will not turn on:
- There isn’t enough water flow to activate the pump, in this case a negative head (universal) pump should be installed.
- A blocked or scaled shower head is restricting the water flow.
- A twisted or damaged shower hose is restricting the water flow.
- There is no electricity to the pump.
- Debris in the filters to the pump, stopping the water flow. Click here to find out how to clean filters.
Watch our video to learn what to do when a positive pump will not turn on.