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Topic: steam generator causes breaker to trip  (Read 3381 times)
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« on: October 08, 2010, 05:48:29 AM »

The other night i used my steam shower longer than i normally do and it tripped the breaker in the electrical panel. Is it possible to have something wrong with my unit if i use it to long?
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 07:42:03 PM »

I suspect that the amount of time was just a coincidence.
You need to have a licensed electrician come out to take a look and ensure the appropriate breaker size and wire size is installed as the manufacturer specifies.
Also, if you have a GFCI type breaker, this could be the issue.
Steam generators do not play well with GFCI breakers and manufacturers installation manuals note not to utilize them.

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 09:33:05 AM »

The amperage draw of a steam bath generator should not vary under normal operating conditions.  The problem you describe is more indicative of a weak circuit breaker in the home's main electrical panel. 

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