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Basic tips on trouble shooting your residential tanning bed

If you find yourself among the people who want to eliminate the regular trips to a tanning facility in order to get the gorgeous tan they want, you should consider investing in a residential tanning bed. You may choose from horizontal or vertical tanners. The horizontal tanners are also known as capsules. They are the classical models that can provide the users with a more relaxing tanning experience when compared to the vertical models. However, a vertical tanning bed has its own strong points – for instance, you will get a better and all-round tan and you will enjoy not having any pressure points in your vertical tanning bed.

Before investing your money in a residential tanning bed, you will have to find out more about the exact amount of space this tanning system needs in order to be installed in the right way. Its electrical specifications are to be checked as well. For instance, a model that uses more tanning lamps/bulbs will “eat” more electricity but it will also provide you with a faster tan. Even if you can find the initial cost of such a residential tanning bed higher, you should know that this is to be regarded as a wise investment especially if you are among the most frequent tanners.

Having a residential bed in the comfort of your home will make it more convenient for you to get the wonderful tan you want to have. But such a residential tanning system can also mean extra responsibility for you as its owner. Keep in mind that technology, not even the latest one, isn’t perfect and your residential bed may become subject to several technical problems. Fortunately, you will not have to call the technician every time this happens. Here are some tips for you to follow in order to trouble shooting your residential tanning bed. 

  • First, if you notice that your bed cannot be turned on, you should consider one of the following reasons for its “refusal”: your residential tanning bed has no power supplied to it, it may experience a bad relay, there may be a loose right at the relay or you may have a loose wire right at the installed dial timer. So, you will have to inspect the breaker and plug of your residential bed in order to ensure the fact that the necessary power is going right to your tanning bed. If the relay of your bed is really bad, you will have to replace it because this is the only solution in this particular case. As for possible loose wires, you will have to tighten all the loose connections in order to amke your bed work.
  • Once you notice that the tanning lamps/bulbs do not light up, you should know that there are 5 possible causes for this situation: malfunctioning tanning lamps, malfunctioning lamp holder, malfunctioning ballast, malfunctioning starter or a possible loose wire right at the ballast. For any type of malfunctioning part of your residential tanning bed, you will have to find a replacement. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t try to fix this all by yourself. Get a professional in order to have any tanning parts replaced. If you have to deal with a loose wire, all you will have to do is to tighten that loose connection.
  • If your bench lamps cannot be lighted up, you may face one of the following causes: your bench hasn’t been plugged into the tanning canopy or you may have a loose wire right in the connector between canopy and tanning bench. So, you will have to check whether your tanning bench is plugged into the tanning canopy in a safe way or not and correct the situation if it’s necessary. A loose wire will need just a bit of a tightening. But if this wire is already burnt, you will have to strip it and get the connector replaced. If your tanning lamps don’t work but your fans are just fine, you will have to check the relay or the wire that can be found at the terminal block. If the relay doesn't work in a proper way, you will have to replace it. A loose wire can be fixed by tightening it.

For other troubles related to your residential tanning bed, you should consult a technician.