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Laars Endurance Help Advice What Next?
I have a Laars EBP 110 endurance combo unit. It is about 6-7 years old. Just moved into the house about a year ago and noticed issues in the showers or faucets and depending on the time of year, for some reason, summer being the worst, we would get intermittent cool showers. Got to a point where we could time when the cold/cool water would hit. Would run in like 30 second cycles.
Fast forward through a couple plumber calls, Laars tech calls and some DIY googling and I am at my wits end. I've replaced the following
1. Mixing Valve (watts 70a)
2. Water Flow Switch (as recommended)
3. Heat Exchanger (what a pain in the ass that was)
After all these tweaks, it would get marginally better but then back to cycling hot/cold water. The unit has no problem getting up to temp. Firing up on demand. Delivering hot water in a reasonable period of time. It just can't sustain it for a 5-10 minute shower with no other hot water running. I've tested through all of the showers and faucets in the house with thermometer and can record up to a 15-20 degree swing in temp without touching the faucet itself. The last plumber said it was time to cut bait.
Not sure where else to turn but to a new unit - not sure what's out there that won't break the bank - a direct replacement runs about 2500 bucks really not looking forward to replacing it with the same.....Maybe the folks from Laars who post here from time to time might help?