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 on: July 10, 2016, 05:11:57 PM 
Started by harkdh - Last post by harkdh
Hi. I have a Steamist SM-79, my guess is its about 10 years old, it was not functioning when I bought the home 2 years ago. I started troubleshooting it today and found the water inlet solenoid was jammed, took it apart and reassembled and it works now. I know this by turning on the power and water. When I remove one wire from the level sensor, the valve kicks in and the tank begins to fill. But still no steam. The .15 amp fuse is OK.

There are 4 leds on the control board, red and green are on, yellow and amber are off. The control panel seems functional, its on and reads 110 degrees with a red thermostat illuminated to the right of the temperature. Are these the correct led definitions?

Green is timer on, Yellow is Heat on, Amber is water fill on, Red is power

If so, the heat does not appear to be on. But I can say only once today while working on the device I did see the yellow led on, but no more.

Anyone have further trouble shooting advice? Some voltage measurements to make or how to check the heating elements?


 on: April 27, 2016, 07:51:07 PM 
Started by the_7th_samurai - Last post by progelserxa1983
Hi! Iím sorry if I wonít be able to give good answers since Iím not a craftsman myself. The sauna I have at home, I actually ordered it. Maybe you could do the same instead? However, there might be some sauna kits available that can help you and not let you waste your work. Hope I helped in any way. Good luck!

 on: April 14, 2016, 02:24:34 PM 
Started by JimmyC0215 - Last post by juliah

Just want to verify, do you mean that it is a 240v unit, and not 24v.

If the heater is 240V, then this sauna heater will draw approximately 18.8amps and you would need a dedicated circuit breaker in your panel for this amp draw.  And the wire size will be #10awg.
You should use a water tight whip or flex, from wall to heater.

As far as the heat rating, we would advise you to following the manufacturer's recommendation.

How did you find out about our forum community? We are always thrilled and appreciate the opportunity to help bathing enthusiasts. Any other questions, please let us know.


 on: April 14, 2016, 12:44:58 PM 
Started by JimmyC0215 - Last post by JimmyC0215
I'm not home right now so don't know the model. .I think the make is Nature.  It is definitely 24v 4.5kw.

 on: April 14, 2016, 11:14:06 AM 
Started by JimmyC0215 - Last post by juliah
Hi Jim! Would you please give me some more information such as the voltage, kw, make and model of the heater you are installing please?

 on: April 14, 2016, 10:56:20 AM 
Started by JimmyC0215 - Last post by JimmyC0215
Can someone point me to the proper NEC code for the connection from the wall to the Heater itself. My heater says that all wiring must be rated for 105 degrees C. So far I have found that THHN is rated at 90 degrees in dry locations unless it is rated AWM (Appliance wiring material) which is 105 degrees. I don't know if that includes the conduit also. I wanted to use flex, the only flex I found rated for 105 is liquid tight titan hc and I have been unable to locate any locally.

Any help would be appreciated.


 on: March 25, 2016, 07:59:31 AM 
Started by Stormking - Last post by Misty
Check the voltage and amp draw to the unit if you can.  Chances are you need to replace the heating element and the water level probe.  These vary by generation of generator so I would check with a Technical Specialist at 800-707-2862 to determine the needed parts.

 on: March 24, 2016, 02:00:37 PM 
Started by WhiskerBiscuit - Last post by Stormking
I do not have an answer but I am very interested in testing my heating element as well (SM-15).  My steambath is not producing much steam.  Please let me know if you found any answer.

 on: March 24, 2016, 01:19:52 PM 
Started by Stormking - Last post by Stormking
This unit is 12 years old, sees an average of 3 uses a week.

We have hard water which is softened with water softener that uses salt.

No drain connected (there's none nearby where it's installed).

Never been maintained, descaled, flushed up until this week when it started having problems for the first time.

I took the temp probe cap off, opened the drain plug and drained it out.  A lot of light blue solids in there (water softener sediment?).  I poured in some citric acid solution and let it sit overnight (after heating it a few mins.)  Drained it out and a bunch of sediment came out.  Flushed it several times with fresh water after that. Shined a flashlight in there and there's still visible sediment, but there's not much more I can do about that, I think.

Put the temp probe back in, turned on the steambath, it heated up to about 81F (from 65F).  Not much improvement (heated to 75F before).  There's visible steam and the steam pipe coming from the generator is very hot.

Any suggestions on what to do next?  Where to troubleshoot? 

 on: February 22, 2016, 09:24:13 AM 
Started by Needabreak - Last post by Misty
Congratulations on the decision to add a steam shower to your home! You will not be disappointed.

The generator can be installed in many locations including a vanity, closet, attic, utility space and basement and the only moisture that should be present would be sweat from the pipes themselves.  The drip pan is only there as a precaution should something ever go wrong, which is a rare occurrence.  Routine maintenance draining can be accomplished automatically with a valve which is piped to a drain line - you would need to do nothing!

There are many ways to best serve your particular construction constraints.  Please feel free to call one of our Technical Bathing Specialists at 800-707-2862 to review your installation.  We would be more than happy to speak with you or your contractor to answer all questions and find the best location and design for your home.

We are excited to assist you in bringing this fundamental means of relaxation and restoration into your home!

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