How to Troubleshoot a Sauna


Nothing says luxury quite like a sauna in the home. Whether it is a steam or an infrared sauna, the heat from a sauna helps you sweat and may bring a healthy glow to the skin. Sauna's have a lot of electronic parts that can fail if not cared for properly. Troubleshooting may be necessary when a problem arises to help you determine whether the issue is a DIY fix or if you need a professional to help.

Things You'll Need

  • Wrench
  • Inspect the control panel for signs of malfunction if the indicator light is not working. Check the connections at the back of the control panel for signs of wear and whether the wires are loose.

  • Check the connections leading to the heater for signs of damage if the heater is not warming up. Inspect the connection at the junction box and tighten the connections with a small wrench.

  • Inspect the wiring leading to the light bulb in the sauna if you are not receiving light within the unit. Replace the bulb if it is burnt out or the lamp holder if the wiring is loose.

  • Check that the power cord to the unit is plugged in if you are not receiving power. Inspect the circuit breaker for flipped fuses if the unit is plugged in. Turn the thermostat and timer to their "On" positions.

  • Inspect the timer for broken parts if the sauna continues running over time or never switches off.

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