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Sauna => Maintenance => Topic started by: Payton on December 20, 2010, 07:05:41 AM



Title: what needs to be done to maintain my sauna heater?
Post by: Payton on December 20, 2010, 07:05:41 AM
We regularly use our sauna heater but lately it has been shutting down rather frequently.  Is their things that can be done to maintain the equipment  and if so what should be done?


Title: Re: what needs to be done to maintain my sauna heater?
Post by: Jennifer on June 09, 2011, 05:18:35 PM
By "shutting down rather frequently" do you mean it powers off or is it cycling on temperature?

If it is powering off, are you having to hit a reset button?

The manufacturers operating manual that came with the heater has a section on maintenance.

It's difficult to answer this via forum since there are many more questions about your environment, equipment, etc.

Please contact a Technical Specialist at SteamSaunaBath 800-707-2862


Title: Re: what needs to be done to maintain my sauna heater?
Post by: JohnBran on July 20, 2011, 02:34:55 AM
I purchase sauna heater last month but was confused how to maintain it, thanks, Sauna heater is really very good. :) :) :)


Title: Re: what needs to be done to maintain my sauna heater?
Post by: Tyler on September 15, 2011, 12:45:33 PM
Just a suggestion, but if the heater worked well for some time and then started going off on you it could be something as simple as compacted rocks.
What happens over time is the rocks tend to settle towards the bottom and become compacted which smothers the heater and causes the hi-limit to switch off.
You might try taking all the rocks out, rinsing them off with water to get the dust off of them and then reinsert the rocks stacking gently.


Title: Re: what needs to be done to maintain my sauna heater?
Post by: Jennifer on September 15, 2011, 01:11:32 PM
The sauna heater being only a month old, you should not need to wash the rocks at this time.  In fact, chemicals should never be used to clean rocks, you can soak them in water.  But this is further down the road in years.

As Tyler says, It could be that the new rocks are packed too tightly.  You do need airflow.  Also, do you have a vent in your sauna.
Saunas require an fresh air intake vent behind the heater and an outtake vent below the upper bench.

See the attached PDF for an example of venting.