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Kohler Steam Mist

Intplm.Intplm. Member Posts: 1,086
I'm working on/troubleshooting a kohler steamist steam generator mod.TSG-10.
The complaint is that it is not generating enough steam like it did in the past.
Has anyone had any experience with these things, and what should I be looking for?


  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 12,327
    Scale. That's a consumptive use, and over time all the dissolved solids in the water have nowhere to go and get left behind.
    Br. Jamie, osb

    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.

    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • ratioratio Member Posts: 2,279
    I'll second @Jamie Hall's diagnosis, & add that maintenance is a must on a steam humidifier. I've come across steam humidifiers (large commercial models, to be sure) that were literally full of minerals, to the point that it took hours of chiseling & soaking in muriatic to get 'em to the point they'd operate long enough for new drums to come in. (They did component level repair of million dollar computers there, too dry was a real concern. Neat place. To bad they didn't understand scheduled maintenance!)

    Figure on replacing the drum.

  • Intplm.Intplm. Member Posts: 1,086
    Thank you gentlemen for your good advice. It is as we/you expected. Scale on the heating elements and a blown board.
    Due to the high cost of parts, the customer has decided on a entire replacement of the unit.

    Thanks for your help.
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