How to Repair a Steam Shower Enclosure

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  • 1-2 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 35-50
What You'll Need
Pipe Sealer
Heating Element

A steam shower enclosure is an expensive piece of equipment. It's disappointing if it breaks or malfunctions. Before calling a professional repairman, determine the cause of the problem. It may be an easy fix, and having someone repair a steam shower enclosure can be quite expensive, so do take a good look at some common problems and repair them yourself.

Fixing the Power

Among the most common problems reported with steam shower enclosures is that the steam shower does not produce any steam or does not operate at all. When that happens, there is probably something wrong with the power supply. Check other electrical equipment inside the home to see if there is a current. If there is, then the case is isolated. Make sure that the steam shower generator is turned on and that it is plugged into a power outlet.

Since a steam generator uses a lot of energy, it usually installed with its own circuit breaker. Ensure that the circuit breaker is turned on. If the power is not restored, then the fuse might be blown. Replace the fuse to correct the problem.

If the circuit breaker is not the problem, investigate the power lines or the wires connecting the generator to the power supply. If the wires are stripped or broken, re-strip the wires. Ensure that all power lines are in good condition. Check the junction box as well to determine whether there are loose connections.

Fixing the Water Supply

The water supply is also a possible source of the trouble. Since these devices require water, ensure that the water supply is properly connected. Check that the water inlet valves are turned on. If they are turned on and yet there is still no water supply, make sure that the main water supply is turned on. Check for leaks, because they cause problems with the steam pressure. Investigate all pipes and make sure none of them have leaks or loose fittings. Use a wrench to tighten the fittings and apply a sealant to repair leaks.

Fixing the Heating Element

If the power is working and the water supply is continuous, but the steamer does not produce any steam, then there is probably a problem with the heating element or the coil. Unscrew the steamer and check the heating element. If it does not produce heat, then it is best to replace it. Do not attempt to repair the steamer if you lack the skills. For other concerns that are hard to fix, it is best to hire a professional.