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Cleaning your sauna heater and rocks

Cleaning your sauna heater and rocksFollow these steps when cleaning your sauna heater and rocks:

  • The rocks in your sauna will need to be cleaned from time to time. Of course, wait until they are cool before soaking them in warm, soapy water. Use a mild brush to clean them off and then rinse them clean in water. Make sure the rocks are completely dry before you place them back in the sauna heater trough.

  • While your rocks are soaking, clean out the heater trough of any foreign materials. If any of your rocks have broken, do not put them back in the trough. The grit they leave behind can damage the stainless steel.

  • Rocks should be packed loosely. If your sauna heater cuts out after repacking, the heater may not be getting adequate airflow allowing a safety limit sensor to go off. Try repacking the rocks more loosely, covering the tops of the elements with only one layer of rocks. Watch our related video for the portion regarding packing your sauna heater rocks: How to Build a Sauna: Adding Rocks to the Sauna Heater video.

And enjoy your next sauna! Click here if you need new sauna rocks.