Therabath® Paraffin Bath Operator’s Manual
Model TB6 (100 to 125 volt) and Model TB7 (220 to 240 volt)
Useful in symptomatic relief of pain caused by medically diagnosed arthritis, bursitis, and
chronic joint inflammation. Relaxes muscles, relieves stiffness and muscle spasms, and
stimulates circulation. May be prescribed for post-fracture or post-dislocation treatment,
for sprains, strains, for restriction of motion due to scar tissue, and for other conditions for
which heat is indicated. Commonly used prior to therapeutic exercise and massage. May
be prescribed in certain peripheral vascular diseases. Consult your physician if you have
Should not be used in the presence of open cuts or wounds, inflammatory skin conditions,
neoplasm (growths), peripheral vascular disease where circulation is impaired, acute
inflammation, or when sensation of the extremity is reduced or absent (such as in some
cases of diabetes). If there is any question about peripheral vascular disease or decreased
sensation of the extremities, consult a physician or physical therapist before using. Should
not be used on areas subject to hemorrhaging or in cases involving abnormal sensitivity to
heat. Discontinue use if dermatitis due to paraffin sensitivity occurs. Discontinue use if wax
feels too hot or cool, which could indicate health problems with the user. Do not allow children
or those with severe physical disabilities to use the device.
Do not use while bathing or put unit where it can fall into a bathtub or sink.
Do not pour water or other liquid into the unit.
Do not reach for a unit that has fallen into water. Unplug immediately.
Supervision is necessary when this product is used by, on, or near children or handicapped
• Use this product only for its intended use as described in this manual or as recommended
by a health care professional.
• Never operate this product if it appears damaged, has been dropped in water, or is otherwise
not working properly.
• Do not use other products or attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.
• Use paraffin wax that is formulated for use in a paraffin warmer. Paraffin that has a higher
or lower melting point should not be used in this unit.
• Use an electrically grounded (3-pin) receptacle that conforms to the applicable local and
national electrical codes.
• Do not operate in the presence of flammable anesthetic mixtures, oxygen, or nitrous oxide.
• Do not operate the unit without the plastic grate on the bottom.
• Do not touch the bottom or sides of the metal tank, or a burn may result.
• Do not heat paraffin on a stove, hotplate, or in a microwave.
• Do use this appliance on a level, secure surface.
• Do not use any additives in the paraffin except as allowed by the manufacturer.
• Meets IEC/EN 60601-1-2 electromagnetic compatibility interference safety standard.
(Care must be taken when operating this equipment around other equipment. Potential
electromagnetic or other interference could occur to this or the other equipment. Minimize
this interference by not using other equipment in conjunction with it.)
• Do not remelt used paraffin, which may pick up particles or chemicals that may damage
• Never use sharp objects to remove hardened paraffin from the unit. See cleaning
• Do not leave an empty unit plugged in.
• Do not pour melted paraffin from the tank.
NOTE: “Hospital Grade”
grounding reliability can
only be achieved when the
equipment is connected to
an equivalent receptacle
marked “Hospital Only” or
Power, Model TB6: 100–125V, 1.10–1.25A, 50–60Hz
Power, Model TB7: 220–240V, 0.55–0.65A, 50–60Hz
Heater: 110-156 watts
Operating temperature: 126º–134º F. (52.2º–56.7º C.)
14.3” L x 8.2” W x 7.5” H (36.32 cm L x 20.83 cm W x 19.1 cm H)
Capacity: 9 lbs. (4.08 kg.)
Melt time: 6-8 hours
Duty cycle: continuous operation
Degree of protection against moisture ingress: IPX0
220V unit must be used with a hospital grade cord of at least the following maximum
ratings: 10 A, 220 VAC.
+ 65° to + 85° F
10% to 95%
Transport and Storage
- 40° to + 130° F
10% to 95%
Heating System and Pilot Light Operation
• The Therabath is equipped with 2 thermostats. The Control
Thermostat automatically heats and maintains the paraffin at 130
degrees F (54.4 C) with ± 4 degrees F variation. If the Control
Thermostat fails, the High Limit Thermostat automatically shuts
off the unit completely. Return to manufacturer for servicing.
• The pilot light (on end of unit) indicates the unit is heating, and
is lit only during the heating cycle. During normal operation,
the pilot light goes on and off at regular intervals. Most of the
time it is off.
• If the unit is not completely melted after being plugged in for
12 hours, the unit has malfunctioned and should be returned
to the manufacturer for servicing.
Unpack the unit and place it on a flat, secure surface.
Open the included bags of paraffin and place the contents inside the tank.
Place the plastic grille on TOP of the unmelted paraffin.
Rest the lid on top of the paraffin and grille. The paraffin will compact as it melts.
5. Plug the unit in.
6. The paraffin will melt in about 6 to 8 hours.
7. Keep the unit plugged in continuously so that
it is always ready for use.
Adding Refill Paraffin
1. Keep the paraffin level to the desired level: 6lb
- standard usage, 8lb - max. deep immersion
foot level, 9lb - max. deep immersion hand level.
Do not overfill the unit.
2. For optimal performance use only Therabath
brand refill paraffin.
Refer to contraindications before use.
Cleanse and dry the skin before applying paraffin.
Keep clothing and jewelry away from the treatment area.
Do not remelt used paraffin, discard.
Keep the lid on when unit is not in use.
1. Apply Sanitizing Spray.†† (Do not use spray near the eyes,
nose, or mouth.)
2. Apply Hydrating Cream.††
3. Slowly dip hand, foot, elbow, or other treatment area into the paraffin.
4. Remove and wait a few seconds. Repeat 3 to 10 times.
5. Cover hand or foot with a plastic liner.††
6. Slip on an insulated mitt or boot to retain heat.††
7. Keep paraffin in place for 10 to 15 minutes.
8. Remove. Discard used paraffin and plastic liner (if used).
OPTIONAL: Sanitizing Spray, Hydrating Cream, plastic liners, mitts, boots, and
more are sold separately. Call your dealer or WR Medical Electronics: www.
• Clean the unit after every 40 treatments, when the paraffin is no longer clear, or whenever
sediment accumulates on the bottom.
• Do not scratch or damage the inside tank coating.
• Do not immerse the unit in water.
• Do not use abrasive scouring powders of any kind when cleaning the tank.
1. Unplug the unit. Remove the grille. Allow the paraffin to solidify.
2. After the paraffin is solid, plug the unit in until the paraffin loosens from the tank. Unplug
3. Push down firmly on one end of the paraffin to tilt the opposite end up. Lift out the cake
and dispose. Do not use sharp objects.
4. Remove remaining paraffin in the tank with soft paper towels.
5. Clean the inside and outside with an all-purpose cleaner. Wipe dry.
6. Refill with Therabath® brand paraffin.
Maintenance and Service
US and Canadian Customers
• Device is not user serviceable.
• Contact the manufacturer to obtain service assistance, return authorization instructions and
prior approval before shipping the product prepaid for warranty service. Proof of purchase,
name, address, contact information and a detailed description of the defect are required.
The purchaser is responsible for shipping and handling expense for all warranty service.
• Contact WR Medical or your dealer for service instructions.
WR Medical Electronics Co.
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Phone: 651-430-1200 | Toll-free phone: 800-321-6387 (U.S) | FAX: 651-439-9733
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THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE STANDARD LIFE OF THE PRODUCT, WHICH IS 5 YEARS.
WR Medical Electronics Company warrants the Therabath Professional Paraffin Bath solely
to the original consumer owner to be free from manufacturer defects under normal use and
service for the natural life of the product (5 years). For a valid warranty claim, WR Medical
Electronics Company will, at its option, either (i) repair the product or replace it with a
comparable product, free of charge, or (ii) refund the purchase price for that product. This
warranty does not apply to any defects in the aesthetic appearance of the product, nor to
any damage or defects resulting from normal wear and tear, accidents, improper use, misuse,
shipping damage, or alterations. This warranty terminates immediately and does not apply to
any product or part which is repaired, replaced, altered, or modified other than by a trained,
service technician authorized by WR Medical Electronics Co. to provide such service.
This warranty is not valid on a product that requires modifications / adaptation to enable
operation in a country or for electrical specifications other than those for which it was designed.
This warranty does not apply to the purchase of opened, used, repaired, or unauthorized
repackaged or resealed products.
We neither assume, nor authorize any other person, including our sales representatives,
dealers or distributors to extend or assume for us, any other warranty or liability in connection
with the sale of our products.
Purchaser must contact WR Medical Electronics Co. to obtain service assistance, return
authorization instructions and prior approval before shipping the product prepaid for warranty
service. Proof of purchase, name, address, contact information and a detailed description of
the defect are also required. The purchaser is responsible for shipping and handling expense
for all warranty service.
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FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
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state to state. Some states may not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or
incidental damages so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
Explanation of Symbols
Attention: Consult accompanying documents.
Class 1, type B protection against electric shock.
Copyright © 2010 by WR Medical Electronics Co. All rights reserved.
Lit #MR117 (English); rev. 09/07/10.