Product Service Manual for NewLife Elite

NewLife® Elite / NewLife®
Oxygen Concentrator
Service Manual
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Table of Contents
Section 1.0
Introduction
1.1
Equipment Provider Responsibility
1-1
1.3
Functional Specifications
1-4
Section 2.0
Operation Check
and Oxygen
Concentration Test
1.2
Important Notice and Symbol Explanations
1-2
2.1
Description of Operation
2-1
2.3
Alarm System
2-2
2.2
Section 3.0
Patient Instructions
2.4
3.1
3.2
Operation Check
2.3.1
2.3.2
Section 4.0
Equipment Provider
Maintenance
Battery Test
2-2
Power Failure Alarm Test
Oxygen Concentration Test and Specification
General Instructions
3.2.2
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3-1
Routine Maintenance by the Patient
3.2.1
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Cleaning the Air Intake
Gross Particle Filter
Checking the Alarm System Battery
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4.1
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4.1.2
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4.1.1
Air Intake Gross Particle Filter/GPF 4.1.3
Optional Filter Replacement
4.1.4
4.1.5
Product Filter Replacement
Battery Replacement
Recording Maintenance
Cleaning and Infection Control
4.2.1
Preparing for New Patient Use
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Section 5.0
Service
5.1 Components
5.2
Cabinet Removal
5.2.1
Removing Side Panel(s)
5.2.3
Removing Lower Front Cover
5.2.2
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
Removing Back Panel
Removing Control Panel
Superstructure
Caster Replacement
5.3 Compressor
5.3.1
Solenoid Valves
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.3.2
Compressor Replacement
Capacitor Replacement
5.4.1
Feed or Waste Valve Rebuilding
5.4.3
Solenoid Valve Coil Replacement 5.4.2
Feed or Waste Valve Reassembly
Sieve Bed Replacement
5.5.1
5.5.2
Sieve Bed Removal
Sieve Bed Installation
Cabinet Fan Replacement
Circuit Board Replacement
5.7.1
5.7.2
Circuit Board Removal
Circuit Board Installation
Product Regulator Check and Setting
5.8.1
Setting Product Regulator for
Normal Operation
Back Pressure Correction at 5 lpm
5.8.2
5.8.3
5.8.4
Product Regulator Lockout
Product Regulator Cleaning or
Rebuilding
5.9
High or Low Pressure Switch Replacement
(In Equipped Units)
5.10.1
5.10 Circuit Breaker Replacement
Circuit Breaker Installation
5.11 ON/OFF Power Switch Replacement
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Circuit Breaker Removal
5.11.1
ON/OFF Power Switch Removal
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ON/OFF Power Switch Installation
5.12 Buzzer Replacement
5.14 Flowmeter Replacement
5.13 Hour Meter Replacement
5.14.1
5.14.2
Flowmeter Removal
Flowmeter Installation
5.15 Power Cord Replacement
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Section 6.0
Troubleshooting 6.1 Operating Pressure Test
6-1
6.1.1
High Operating Pressure
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6.1.2
Low Operating Pressure
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6.2
General Troubleshooting
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6.3
Troubleshooting Chart
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6.4
Tool Kit and Pressure Test Gauge
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Appendix
Exploded
Drawings
Figure 1: Control Panel Assembly
Figure 2: Main Structure Assembly
Figure 3: Base and Cabinet Components
Figure 4: Test Block Assembly
Figure 5: Valve Block Assembly
Figure 6: Compressor Assembly
Figure 7: Adsorption Bed Assembly
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1.0Introduction
1.1
Equipment Provider Responsibility
All Equipment Providers of the NewLife Elite/NewLife® Oxygen Concentrator
must assume responsibilities for handling, operational check-out, patient
instruction, and maintenance. These responsibilities are outlined below and
throughout this manual.
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WARNING
NewLife units must not be used for or with any lifesupporting applications. Geriatric, pediatric, or any other
patients unable to communicate discomfort while using
this machine may re­quire additional monitoring. Advise
patients to immediately notify their Equipment Providers
and/or physicians in case of an alarm or any discomfort.
As an Equipment Provider, you must do all of the following:
 Inspect the condition of each NewLife unit immediately upon
delivery to your business location. Note any sign of damage, external
or internal, on the delivery receipt, and report it directly to both the
freight company and AirSep Corporation immediately.
 Check the operation of each NewLife before delivery to a patient.
Always operate the unit for a reasonable length of time and check that
the oxygen concentration level is within specifications as referred to in
Section 2.4. (Test the battery and power disconnect alarm as described
in Section 2.3 of this manual.)
 Deliver NewLife units only to patients authorized by a physician’s
prescription. The NewLife must not be used as a life-supporting
device. A backup supply of oxygen must be available.
 Instruct patients how to use the NewLife in conjunction with the
Patient Manual.
 Instruct patients to notify their physicians and/or Equipment
Providers if they experience any signs of discomfort.
 Instruct each patient how to perform routine maintenance of the air
intake gross particle filter and how to check the alarm system battery.
(Refer to Section 3.2.)
 Be available to service each patient at any time.
 Maintain the NewLife in accordance with Section 4.0.
 Repair components and replace parts only as outlined in this
manual. Use only AirSep parts for replacement in NewLife Oxygen
Concentrators.
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1.2
Important Notice and Symbol Explanations
As you read the manual, pay special attention to the WARNING, CAUTION, and
NOTE messages. They identify safety guidelines or other important information
as follows:
WARNING:
Describes a hazard or unsafe practice that can result in
severe bodily injury or death.
CAUTION:
Describes a hazard or unsafe practice that can result in
minor bodily injury or property damage.
NOTE:
Provides information important enough to em­phasize or
repeat.
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The following harmonized symbols (pictograms), used for nonEnglish language countries, will be located on the exterior of
the NewLife unit:
Read the Patient Instruction Manual.
No smoking within five feet of this device, oxygencarrying tubing, or accessories.
No open flames within five feet of this device, oxygencarrying tubing, or accessories.
No oil, grease or petroleum-based products on or near
the unit.
Oxygen outlet
Oxygen alarm
Nebulizer option
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1.3
Functional Specifications
Dimensions:
28.5 in. high, 15.7 in. wide, 14.5 in. deep
(72.4 cm high, 40.0 cm wide, 36.8 cm deep)
Weight:
54.0 lb; shipping weight - 59.0 lb
(24.5 kg; shipping weight - 29.0 kg)
Electrical Requirements:
120 VAC, 60 Hz, 4 amps, 350 watts
230 VAC, 50 Hz, 4 amps, 350 watts
Capacity:
5 liters per minute at 90% oxygen
(Based on 70°F [21°C] at sea level)
Accuracy:
Flowmeter ±5% full scale. (Based on
precalibrated analysis.)
Concentration:
1–3 liters per minute at 95% + 0.5/ - 3%
4 liters per minute at 92% + 3.5/ - 3%
5 liters per minute at 90% + 5.5/ - 3%
Response Time: Allow 5 minutes to attain maximum oxygen
concentration.
Positioning:
Operate the unit in an upright position, maintaining
at least six inches of open space on all sides for
ventilation.
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2.0 Operation Check and Oxygen Concentration Test
2.1
Description of Operation
Air enters the NewLife Oxygen Concentrator through an external air intake
gross particulate filter. This filtered air enters the compressor via a suction
resonator, which quiets the compressor’s suction sound. Pressurized air then
exits the compressor and passes through a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger
reduces the temperature of the com­pressed air. Next, a two-way solenoid
feed valve directs the air into one of two sieve beds that contain molecular
sieve. The unique property of molecular sieve enables it to physically attract
(adsorb) nitrogen when air passes through this material, thus producing high
concentration oxygen.
There are two sieve beds: while one produces high concentration oxygen, the
other is purged of the nitrogen it adsorbed (collected) while it made oxygen.
Each adsorber produces oxygen for approximately eight seconds and delivers it
to the product tank. Oxygen exits the product tank through a pressure regulator,
product filter, flow control valve, flowmeter, and finally exits the unit. The flow
control valve, which is part of the flowmeter, controls the amount of oxygen
delivered to the patient. The NewLife unit delivers up to 95.5% pure oxygen at
flow rates from 1–5 lpm.
NOTE: NewLife Elite OxiSilent™ option incorporates an additional felt intake
filter prior to air entering the compressor.
2.2
Operation Check
AirSep tests every NewLife Oxygen Concentrator thoroughly after manufac­
ture. You must perform the following test to ensure that no damage occurred
in shipping or handling.
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Open and inspect all cartons (that contain units) upon delivery. Unpack
the unit and remove it from the carton. Inspect the unit itself for
damage. If the exterior of a unit’s carton is damaged, or the unit itself
is damaged, note it on the freight bill signed by the driver.
2
Plug in the power cord of the unit, and set the ON/OFF switch to the
ON position. Check to see that the following occurs:
a.
A continuous alarm loudly sounds for approximately
five seconds to indicate that the battery for the alarm
is good. See the trou­bleshooting chart in Section 6.0 of
this manual if the unit’s alarm does anything other than
sound loudly for five seconds.
b.
The compressor runs. Listen for the sound.
c.
Exhaust air flows out of the bottom of the unit.
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d. OPTIONAL: The Oxygen Monitor’s amber light
remains on until the oxygen concentration reaches 85%
± 3% (approximately two minutes).
3
Turn the flowmeter adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops
(wide open).
The maximum flow should register 5.5 lpm (the 5.5 lpm line should
appear to split the middle of the flowmeter ball) with no connections
at the oxygen outlet. If not, refer to Section 5.8.1 to set the product
regulator.
4
Perform an oxygen concentration test, as described in Section 2.4.
2.3
Alarm System
The NewLife Oxygen Concentrator is equipped with a battery-powered alarm
system, which sounds a continuous and loud alarm when a power failure
occurs. It sounds an intermittent alarm if the high or low pressure indicators
are activated or if the optional oxygen monitor detects lower than therapeutic
levels of oxygen concentration. The alarm remains on until you correct the alarm
condition or you set the ON/OFF switch to the OFF position. Refer to Section
6.0 for a list of probable alarm causes.
2.3.1 Battery Test
Each time the NewLife unit is turned on, a five-second audible alarm
sounds to indicate the condition of the battery.
NOTE
The audio alarm must sound loudly for
approximately five seconds each time the unit is
turned to ON to indicate the bat­tery is in good
condition.
2.3.2 Power Failure Alarm Test
To test the power failure alarm, take the following step:
Unplug the unit, and set the ON/ OFF switch to the ON
position.
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This should immediately activate the audio alarm. If it does not, refer
to the troubleshooting chart in Section 6.0 of this manual.
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2.4
Oxygen Concentration Test and Specification
To ensure that the unit’s output of oxygen is within specification, you
must perform a test of oxygen concentration. Test the unit upon delivery
to a patient and at periodic intervals. Equipment Providers, based on
their expertise and documentation, may establish and implement their
own protocol to check oxygen concentration. The interval established
may be longer or shorter than 90 days, which is AirSep’s default time
period for providers who do not choose to establish their own protocol.
1 If an oxygen humidifier bottle is used, remove it from the oxygen
outlet.
2 Connect a calibrated oxygen concentration analyzer to the oxygen
outlet.
3 Verify that the product flow rate delivered by the unit matches the
patient’s prescription and does not exceed the capacity of the unit.
4 Set the unit’s ON/OFF power switch to the ON position. (It takes
approximately five minutes for the oxygen concentration to
stabilize.) Take oxygen concentration readings every 60 seconds
until the analyzer shows that two consecutive readings are the
same.
5 Disconnect the oxygen analyzer, and reconnect the humidifier
bottle (if used) and any other equipment/ accessories that may be
required.
6 Adjust the flowmeter adjustment knob to the prescribed level.
NOTE
Do not measure oxygen concentration output
after the product stream passes through a
humidifier bottle, or erroneous readings will
result.
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Flow
Specification
In Spec
1–3 lpm
95% + 0.5/ - 3%
92% or higher
4 lpm
92% + 3.5/ - 3%
89% or higher
5 lpm
90% + 5.5/ - 3%
87% or higher
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3.0 Patient Instructions
3.1
General Instructions
It is important that patients thoroughly understand how to operate the AirSep
NewLife unit. This enables proper treatment as prescribed by a qualified,
licensed physician. You must explain that the purpose of this therapy is to
alleviate symptoms. If patients experience any discomfort or the unit alarms,
they must notify their Equipment Provider and/or physician immediately.
You, as the Equipment Provider, are responsible to see that each patient receives
the Patient Manual. Locate the Patient Manual in the pocket on the back of each
unit. Explain each step in the operation of the unit to the patient in reference to
this manual.
3.2
Routine Maintenance by the Patient
To ensure accurate output and efficient operation of the unit, the patient must
perform two simple routine maintenance tasks:
 Clean the air intake gross particle filter
 Check the alarm system battery
3.2.1 Cleaning the Air Intake Gross Particle Filter
NOTE
The patient must clean this filter weekly, as
described below. The filter may require daily
cleaning if the NewLife unit operates in a harsh
environment such as a house heated by wood,
kerosene, or oil, or one with excessive cigarette
smoke.
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Remove the dirty air intake gross particle filter from the back
of the NewLife unit, and install the clean filter stored in the
pocket on the back of the unit.
2
Wash the dirty filter in warm soapy water, and rinse.
3
Use a soft absorbent towel to remove excess water.
4
Place the clean air intake gross particle filter in the pocket on
the back of the unit.
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3.2.2 Checking the Alarm System Battery
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The alarm system battery is tested each time the ON/OFF switch is
set to the ON position. A continuous alarm sounds for approxi­mately
five seconds to indicate a good battery. If the alarm does anything
other than sound loudly for five seconds, instruct the patient to call
the Equipment Provider immediately.
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4.0 Provider Maintenance
4.1
Routine Maintenance
The NewLife Elite unit has two or three filters and a 9-volt battery that require
sched­uled maintenance and replacement.
To ensure that the unit’s output of oxygen is within specification, you must
perform a test of oxygen concentration. Test the unit upon delivery to a patient
and at periodic intervals. Equipment Providers, based on their expertise and
documentation, may establish and implement their own protocol to check
oxygen concentration. The interval established may be longer or shorter than
90 days, which is AirSep’s default time period for providers who do not choose
to establish their own protocol.
AirSep does not require preventative maintenance on the concentrator. You
do not need to perform any maintenance as long as the NewLife unit remains
within specifications at the desired flow rate.
4.1.1 Air Intake Gross Particle Filter/GPF
The external air intake gross particle filter is located on the back of the
unit. You can easily remove it by hand. Instruct the patient to clean
this filter weekly. (Refer to Section 3.2.1.)
NOTE
The filter may require more frequent cleaning if
the NewLife unit operates in a harsh environ­ment
such as a house heated by wood, kerosene, or oil,
or one with excessive cooking or cigarette smoke.
4.1.2 Product Filter Replacement
The product filter must be replaced after every 25,000 hours of use.
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug
the power cord.
2
Remove the side panels to locate the product filter.
NOTE
Observe the position of the filter before
removal.
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Cut the tie-wraps, and separate the green tubing from both
sides of the filter.
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Install the new filter with the inlet side in the same position as
before. Push the tubing together so that the tubing overlaps
the product filter connections, and secure it with the tie-wraps.
5
Record information about the product filter replacement on
the History Record Label, which is discussed in Section 4.1.5.
6
Reconnect the back and side panels.
4.1.3 Optional Filter Replacement
The optional internal felt filter requires changing every 5,000 hours of
use. See below on instructions for changing the filter.
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug
the power cord.
2
Remove right side panel to locate the felt intake filter.
3
Remove filter in the unit, and replace with a new filter.
4
Remove left side panel and record information about the filter
replacement on the History Record Label.
5
Reconnect both side panels.
4.1.4 Battery Replacement
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Each time the NewLife unit is turned on, the alarm must sound loudly
for approximately five seconds to indicate a good battery. An alarm
that does anything other than sound loudly for five seconds indicates
a weak battery and requires replacement.
To replace the battery, take the following steps:
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug
the power cord.
2
Remove the left side panel.
3
Lift the battery out of the battery holder.
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Install the new battery, maintaining proper polarity, and
secure it with the Velcro strap.
5
Set the ON/OFF switch to the ON position to test the alarm.
6
Record the battery replacement information on the History
Record Label.
7
Reconnect the side panel.
4.1.5 Recording Maintenance
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As the Equipment Provider, you can record all routine maintenance
and repairs performed on the NewLife unit, including hours and dates
of service.
A History Record Label is located inside the unit. Keep this label
current to avoid unnecessary replacement of parts (i.e., product filter
and battery).
4.2
Cleaning and Infection Control
With the growing concern about possible cross infection from home oxygen
equipment (i.e., oxygen concentrators) from one home care pa­tient to another,
a clarification on this topic is necessary.
The organisms of most concern are M. Tuberculosis, HIV, and Viral Hepatitis.
These are potentially pathogenic.
Tuberculosis can survive outside of the human body, but its mode of transmission
is by droplet nuclei. When infected individuals cough, they release droplet nuclei
into the air, and these carry the Tuberculosis organism. These droplet nuclei
may be breathed in by another person, but prolonged exposure to the infected
person is usually necessary for infection to occur.
HIV and Viral Hepatitis are both viruses, which are not living cells themselves
but which can duplicate when in a living “host” cell. Both of these organisms
are usually passed on by person-to-person contact, and both need to be in the
human body to survive. Once outside the body, viruses do not survive.
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4.2.1 Preparing for New Patient Use
When you remove the NewLife from a patient’s home, always dispose
of the used nasal cannula and humidifier bottle. Clean the exterior of
the NewLife with a soapy water solution or commercial cleaner to
remove any gross debris, organic or otherwise. Be careful not to get
any liquid into the interior of the unit.
Next, clean the exterior with either a common chemical disinfec­tant
or a bleach solution* before other patients use the unit. For the bleach
solution, wear eye and skin protection to prevent exposure to the
chlorine. Allow the NewLife to air dry, and then retest it before you
return it to inventory.
Clean the air inlet gross particle filter with warm soapy water between
each patient’s use. Clean this filter at least once per week, depending
on the environment, during normal operation.
Change the product filter after 25,000 hours of use. It is not necessary
to change this filter between patients even if the pre­vious patient had
a communicable disease or infection.
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*Make the bleach solution a 1:100 dilution of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite. Mix one part household bleach (e.g.,
Clorox) with 99 parts cold tap water. To measure the solution easily, take 1/4 cup of household bleach, and mix it
with a gallon of cold tap water. Allow the mixture to sit on potentially contaminated surfaces for 10 minutes.
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5.1Components
The design of the AirSep NewLife Oxygen Concentrator allows for easy access
and removal of most components. This allows you to perform scheduled
maintenance, repair, and replacement of parts with minimal time and effort.
CAUTION
For your safety, be sure to set the ON/OFF switch to
the OFF position and unplug the power cord of the unit
before you service the NewLife Oxygen Concentrator.
NOTE
Record all scheduled maintenance. (Refer to Section 4.0.)
5.2
Cabinet Removal
5.2.1 Removing Side Panel(s)
To remove one or both side panels, unscrew the 1/4 turn fas­tener(s)
and remove the panel(s).
5.2.2 Removing Back Panel
Remove both side panels, and lift off the back panel. Make sure the
power cord can pass freely through the power cord cutout.
5.2.3 Removing Lower Front Cover
Firmly grasp panel with both hands, and slightly bow panel outward
to remove.
5.2.4 Removing Control Panel
Four screws hold the control panel in place. Remove them and the
control panel to re-install or replace if necessary.
5.2.5Superstructure
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The weight and forces of the internal components rest solely on three
parts: the superstructure, compressor plate, and the base. These parts
were specially designed and formed. They should never require
replacement under normal use.
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5.2.6 Caster Replacement
1
Remove the cabinet panels to expose the caster nut.
2
Remove the caster nut with a 9/16-inch socket.
Use an extension for the two front caster nut removals.
3
Install the new caster and washer, and tighten the nut.
4
Reconnect the cabinet panels.
5.3Compressor
The compressor is the “pump” within the oxygen concentrator that pushes the
room air into the bottom of the sieve beds. This allows oxygen to flow out of
the top.
Two different aspects of the compressor cause concern: the output and the sound
level.
Output
Compressor output refers to how much compressed air the com­pressor
can produce. This depends upon the model of the compressor, stroke
size, bore size and cup seal condition. The cup seals form the seal
between the piston and the cylinder wall. As the cup seals wear, the
compressor’s output begins to gradually decrease. This reduction in
compressor output results in less air for the sieve beds. Therefore, the
production of oxygen decreases.
Since this drop in oxygen production occurs over a long period of
time, preventative maintenance on the compressor is not required.
You can continue a patient’s therapy on the NewLife unit as long as
that unit’s oxygen concentration level at the prescribed liter flow rate
is within AirSep’s specifications. Refer to Section 2.4.
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The condition of the compressor’s bearings mainly determine its sound
level.
There are four bearings located within the compressor that allow the
inner components of the compressor to rotate. If the bearings wear to
the point that they become noisy, the compressor becomes noticeably
loud and needs servicing.
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5.3.1 Compressor Replacement
Compressor Assembly Removal
To remove the compressor assembly for exchange, follow the steps
listed below:
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug
the power cord.
2
Remove the side and lower front panels.
3
Disconnect the suction tube.
4
Disconnect the blue compressor lead at the terminal strip and
the brown lead at the temperature switch.
5
Disconnect the two leads to the capacitor and remove if
necessary.
6
Disconnect the compression fitting for the heat exchanger
located at the bottom center of the compressor.
7
Remove the two screws that connect the compressor plate to
the base of the unit, and lift up and slide out the compressor
assem­bly.
8
If needed, remove compressor from the plate by removing the
four compressor bolts.
Compressor Assembly Installation
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To install the rebuilt compressor assembly, follow the steps listed below:
1
Perform the compressor removal procedure in reverse or­der.
2
Make sure to position the compressor’s lead wires behind the
braided suction tube.
3
Leak test all connections.
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5.3.2 Capacitor Replacement
The capacitor starts the compressor. If the compressor cannot start, the
capacitor may be defective and require replacement. To replace the
capacitor, take the following steps:
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug
the power cord.
2
Remove the side and lower front panels.
3
Disconnect the two leads to the capacitor and slide capacitor
out of the tie wrap holding it in place.
4
To install the new capacitor, connect the leads and slide the
capacitor into the tie wrap holding it in place.
5.4
Solenoid Valves
The NewLife uses 5 two-way solenoid valves: two feed, two waste, and one
equalization. Each valve has an open (energized) and closed (de-energized)
position. As the NewLife operates, two valves are always energized.
The solenoid valves of the NewLife unit require no scheduled maintenance.
If a valve becomes noisy, you can easily replace the internal valve parts. To
identify the noisy valve, observe which green circuit board light illuminates
at the time of the noise. The lighting matrix on the circuit board corresponds
to the valve location.
5.4.1 Feed or Waste Valve Rebuilding
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The two feed valves and two waste valves are located on the unified
valve block. This valve block does not require removal to rebuild a
feed or waste valve.
1
Set the ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug the
power cord.
2
Remove the side and back panels.
3
Remove the retaining cap from the appropriate valve with a
slotted-head screwdriver.
4
Lift off the solenoid coil.
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Loosen and remove the solenoid base with a one-inch deep
well socket.
6
Install the rebuild kit, which contains all parts of the sole­noid
assembly except the solenoid coil.
5.4.2 Feed or Waste Valve Reassembly
To reassemble the feed or waste valves, follow the feed or waste valve
rebuilding procedure in reverse order, and test for leaks.
5.4.3 Solenoid Valve Coil Replacement
5-5
If a solenoid valve coil does not operate, its corresponding green light
on the circuit board does not illuminate.
1
Set the ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug the
power cord.
2
Remove the side and back panels.
3
Remove the retaining cap with a slotted-head screwdriver.
4
Disconnect the solenoid leads, and lift off the solenoid coil.
5
Replace with the new coil.
6
Reinstall the retaining cap back on top of the coil, and reconnect
the solenoid leads.
7
Reconnect the back and side panels.
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5.5
Sieve Bed Replacement
WARNING
Do not refill the snap-ring-style sieve beds. Special
tooling is required to remove and re-install the springloaded top cap and snap-ring.
CAUTION
Do not expose molecular sieve (contents of bed) to air
for an extended period of time. Pro­longed exposure
of molecular sieve to the moisture in room air results
in contamination and permanent damage to the sieve
material. Keep all openings to the sieve beds sealed.
NOTE
If replacement is necessary, you must replace both sieve
beds at the same time.
5.5.1 Sieve Bed Removal
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug
the power cord.
2
Remove the side and back panels.
3
Cut the tie-wraps at the brass “T” fitting, and discon­nect the
green 1/4-inch product tubes.
4
Cut the tie-wraps at the top of the sieve beds, and disconnect
the green 1/4-inch equalization tubes.
5
Remove the 9/16-inch compression fitting on the bottom of
each sieve bed.
6
Cut the tie-wraps, and remove the sieve beds. Proper removal
of the sieve beds includes the product tubes.
7
Plug the opening on the top and bottom of the sieve beds.
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5.5.2 Sieve Bed Installation
To install the sieve beds, follow the sieve bed removal procedure in
reverse order. It is very important to tighten all tubes to elimi­nate leaks.
However, do not over tighten.
To check for leaks, take the following steps:
1
Plug in the unit.
2
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to ON for three minutes with
the flowmeter closed to pressurize the system.
3
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to OFF, and unplug the power
cord.
4
Apply soapy water around the sieve bed tube connections,
and check for leaks.
NOTE
Leaks can be so small in air loss that
oxygen concentration is not affected
immedi­ately. The sieve material can
become contaminated gradually.
Careful leak testing is important.
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5.6
Cabinet Fan Replacement
The cabinet fan for the NewLife is located in the back of the unit. Refer to
the troubleshooting chart in Section 6.0 of this manual for instances where
replacement of the fan may be required.
To replace the cabinet fan in the NewLife unit, take the following steps:
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug the
power cord.
2
Remove the side and back panels.
3
Remove the two screws that hold the fan to the superstructure, and
remove the fan.
4
Disconnect the fan leads.
5
Position the new cabinet fan so that the air flow arrow points toward
the compressor and the electrical connections are in the bottom right
corner.
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Connect the fan leads, and install the cabinet fan screws.
7
Reconnect the back and side panels.
5.7
Circuit Board Replacement
The solid-state printed circuit board controls the sequential timing operation of
the five solenoid valves and the alarm system functions. The five-green-light
matrix corresponds to the valve configuration of the NewLife unit. Two green
lights should always illuminate and rotate (cycle) during normal operation.
A green light that fails to illuminate indicates a disconnected or faulty solenoid
coil or an electrical malfunction in that valve circuit. The two red lights indicate
high and low pressure.
Consult the troubleshooting chart in Section 6.0 to determine when to replace
the printed circuit board.
CAUTION
The Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) contain components
that are sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD) and
can damage the board if not handled properly. As when
handling any ESD-sensitive PCB, observe standard
ESD safety procedures. These procedures include the
following:
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Handle the PCB by the edges only.
Work on a grounded ESD mat.
Wear a grounded wrist strap.
Store PCBs only in anti-static bags.
5.7.1 Circuit Board Removal
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1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug
the power cord.
2
Remove the side and back panels.
3
Disconnect the main power 10-pin connector from the circuit
board.
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NOTE
If a pressure transducer circuit board,
cut tie-wrap at circuit board and
disconnect green 1/4-inch tube. Plug/
cap open end of tube until new circuit
board is replaced.
4
Push in on the locking tab to the alarm 6-pin connector to
disconnect it.
5
With a slotted screwdriver, push in on the board support tabs,
while you lift each corner of the circuit board.
6
Remove the circuit board.
NOTE
Handle the new circuit board only
by the edges to prevent electro­static
damage to the unit.
5.7.2 Circuit Board Installation
NOTE
If a pressure transducer circuit board,
first reinstall 1/4-inch green tube with
new tie-wrap.
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1
Push the circuit board on to the support tabs.
2
Firmly plug in the 6-pin connector to the circuit board so that
the connector’s locking tab locks against the circuit board.
3
Plug in the 10-pin connector.
4
Reconnect the back and side panels.
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5.8
Product Regulator Check and Setting
The product regulator enables you to set the maximum flow of oxygen output
by the NewLife unit. To check for proper adjustment of the product regulator,
take the following steps:
1
Set the ON/OFF switch to the ON position.
2
Allow the unit to run for three minutes.
3
Turn the flowmeter adjustment knob counterclockwise until it stops
(wide open).
4
The flowmeter ball centers itself on the 5.5 lpm line. If not, the product
regulator needs to be reset.
5.8.1 Setting Product Regulator for Normal Operation
Use the following procedure to reset the product regulator:
1
Disconnect the humidifier bottle, if used, and the tubing from
the oxygen outlet.
2
Plug in the unit.
3
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the ON position, and allow
the unit to run at least three minutes to build up pressure.
4
Remove the right side panel.
5
Turn the flowmeter adjustment knob counterclockwise un­til
it stops (wide open).
6
Pull outward on the regulator knob to unlock it.
7
Turn the regulator knob or set screws until the flowmeter ball
centers on the 5.5 lpm line (clockwise to increase).
8
Push in the regulator knob to lock it.
9
Reconnect the side panel.
5.8.2 Product Regulator Lockout
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Take the following steps to limit the maximum flow of oxygen
concentrator:
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NOTE
It may be desirable to provide one addi­tional
liter of flow if you use the lockout feature.
1
Plug in the unit.
2
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the ON position, and allow
the unit to run at least three minutes to build up pressure.
3
If used, connect the humidifier bottle, oxygen tubing, and
cannula to the oxygen outlet.
4
Remove the right side panel.
5
Turn the flowmeter adjustment knob counterclockwise un­til
it stops (wide open).
6
Pull outward on the regulator knob to unlock it.
NOTE
When this lockout feature is no longer
required, follow the normal regulator
setting proce­dure, as described in
Section 5.8.1.
7
Turn the regulator knob counterclockwise to decrease the
setting until the flowmeter registers the maximum flow
desired.
8
Push in the regulator knob to lock the setting.
9
Reconnect the side panel.
5.8.3 Back Pressure Correction at 5 LPM
In some cases, additional lengths of oxygen tubing with a humidi­fier
bottle can increase back pressure and limit oxygen flow below 5 lpm.
To achieve 5 lpm, use the following procedure:
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Plug in the unit.
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Set the ON/OFF switch to the ON position, and allow the unit
to run at least three minutes to build up pressure.
3
Connect the humidifier bottle, oxygen tubing, and cannula to
the oxygen outlet.
4
Remove the right side panel.
5
Turn the flowmeter adjustment knob counterclockwise un­til
it stops (wide open).
6
Pull outward on the regulator knob to unlock it.
7
Turn the regulator knob clockwise until the flowmeter ball
centers on the 5.5 lpm line.
8
Push in the regulator knob to lock the setting.
9
Turn the flowmeter adjustment knob clockwise until the
flowmeter indicates 5 lpm.
10
Reconnect the side panel.
NOTE
When this back pressure correction at
5 lpm is no longer required, fol­low the
normal regulator setting procedure as
described in Section 5.8.1.
5.8.4 Product Regulator Cleaning or Rebuilding
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Clean or rebuild the product regulator if the flowmeter ball fluc­tuates
more than 1/4 of a liter or if the regulator cannot be adjusted for lockout.
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug
the power cord.
2
Remove the right side panel.
3
Use large pliers to unscrew the bonnet of the product regulator,
which contains a large spring.
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NOTE
Adjust the product regulator fully
counterclockwise to unload the spring.
This makes disassembly and reassembly
easier.
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4
Remove the diaphragm. (Clean or replace it.)
5
Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to unscrew the diaphragm
stem guide located in the center of the regulator body to gain
access to the seat.
6
Remove the seat. Be careful not to lose the spring located
behind the seat.
7
Clean or replace the seat.
8
With the spring behind the seat, screw the diaphragm stem
guide back into the body of the regulator. (Do not over
tighten.)
9
Install a clean or replacement diaphragm.
10
Put the large spring and slip ring into the bonnet, and screw
the bonnet onto the regulator body.
11
Reset the product regulator as described in Section 5.8.1.
High or Low Pressure Switch Replacement
(In Equipped Units)
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The high pressure switch is located closer than the low pressure switch to the
pressure test port. Remove it first to gain access to the low pressure switch.
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug the
power cord.
2
Remove the right side panel.
3
Disconnect the leads to the pressure switch.
4
Unscrew the pressure switch from the pressure test block.
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Install the new pressure switch, connect the leads, and leak test.
6
Reconnect the side panel.
5.10 Circuit Breaker Replacement
5.10.1 Circuit Breaker Removal
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug
the power cord.
2
Remove the left side panel.
3
Disconnect the circuit breaker leads.
4
Unscrew the circuit breaker while you apply pressure to the
circuit breaker retaining ring.
5.10.2 Circuit Breaker Installation
Follow the removal procedure for the circuit breaker in reverse order
to install the new circuit breaker.
5.11 ON/OFF Power Switch Replacement
5.11.1 ON/OFF Power Switch Removal
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1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug
the power cord.
2
Remove both side panels, the lower front panel, and the back
cover.
3
Unscrew the four Phillips-head screws that hold the control
panel to the superstructure.
4
Cut off the two white tie-wraps from the terminal strip leads.
5
Disconnect the ON/OFF switch leads from the back of the
switch.
6
Push on the back of the power switch, while holding in its
retaining tabs, and remove the switch through the front panel.
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5.11.2 ON/OFF Power Switch Installation
Follow the removal procedure for the ON/OFF power switch in reverse
order to install a new power switch. Make sure to reinstall the switch
properly by having the “O” on the switch located on the bottom when
finished.
5.12 Buzzer Replacement
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug the
power cord.
2
Remove the left side panel.
3
Unscrew the two Phillips-head screws that hold the buzzer to the
superstructure, and solder to disconnect the buzzer leads.
4
Solder the leads to the new buzzer, and screw the buzzer to the
superstructure.
5
Reconnect the side panel.
5.13 Hour Meter Replacement
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1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug the
power cord.
2
Remove the left side panel.
3
Disconnect the hour meter leads.
4
Push hour meter mounting tabs to remove the hour meter through the
control panel.
5
Install the new hour meter into the control panel, making sure that the
“hourglass” icon displays on the bottom.
6
Reconnect the hour meter leads.
7
Reconnect the side panel.
8
Plug unit in and set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to ON. Hourglass icon
should flash showing it is functioning correctly.
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5.14 Flowmeter Replacement
5.14.1 Flowmeter Removal
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug
the power cord.
2
Remove the left side panel.
3
Cut the tie-wraps, and remove the 3/8-inch green oxygen
tubing from the flowmeter fittings.
4
Unscrew the flowmeter nuts with a wrench.
5
Remove the flowmeter through the control panel.
5.14.2 Flowmeter Installation
To install a new flowmeter, follow the flowmeter removal proce­dure
in reverse order. Then perform a leak test on the connections.
5.15 Power Cord Replacement
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1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug the
power cord.
2
Remove the side and back panels.
3
Open the plastic twist clamps.
4
Cut the tie-wraps (located near the power cord push-on connectors).
5
Disconnect the white and black power cord leads.
6
Lay the unit face down, and unscrew the two Phillips-head screws that
secure the power cord receptacle to the base of the unit.
7
Use a slotted-head screwdriver to break the receptacle seal.
8
Pull the receptacle forward until the back of the strain relief is visible.
9
Press both ends of the strain relief together with needle-nose pliers to
remove and save it for reuse.
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10
Pull the power cord through the opening on the power cord receptacle.
11
Using same distance located on old power cord, slide the strain relief
onto the new power cord with the lip of the strain relief facing the ends
of the power cord leads.
12
Insert the new power cord through the opening on the receptacle by
squeezing the strain relief together with pliers.
13
Position the strain relief upward, and push it into the rear of the power
cord opening on the receptacle.
14
Reconnect the power cord leads, close the plastic twist clamps, and
reattach the tie-wraps.
15
Reconnect the power cord receptacle to the base of the unit with the
two Phillips-head screws.
16
Reconnect the side and back panels.
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6.0 Troubleshooting
6.1
Operating Pressure Test
Testing the operating pressure is a useful diagnostic tool when a concentrator
has low oxygen concentration and requires servicing. Units functioning
normally do not require operating tests.
Use the following procedure to test the operating pressure of the unit.
1
Set the unit’s ON/OFF switch to the OFF position, and unplug the
power cord.
2
Remove the right side panel.
3
Connect the pressure test gauge to appropriate test port location. (Some
models may require an additional test adapter (KI257-1) which allows
connecting directly to the 1/4-inch black pressure tubing from the valve
block.)
4
Plug in the power cord, and set the unit’s ON/OFF power switch to
the ON position. Set the flowmeter to 5 lpm, and allow the unit to run
at least five minutes.
5
Observe the maximum and minimum readings on the pressure test gauge.
The maximum reading should not exceed 32 psig (220.6 kPa). The
minimum reading should not be less than 10 psig (69 kPa).
NOTE
When you turn the unit on, the system pressure
always registers higher than normal for the first
few minutes of operation. Make sure the unit is
not in economy mode of operation if equipped.
6.1.1 High Operating Pressure
Higher than normal operating pressure may indicate any of the
following:
 A restrictive blowdown muffler, which does not allow the
waste (purge) gas to exit the system freely.
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see if the operating pressure returns to normal.
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 An improperly operating circuit board or solenoid valve.
Confirm that the circuit board and solenoid valves function
properly.
 Contaminated sieve beds.
Change the sieve beds.
6.1.2 Low Operating Pressure
Lower than normal operating pressure may indicate any of the
following:
 A restriction in the suction resonator or optional air intake
filter, which limits the amount of room air available to the
compressor.
Disconnect the braided suction tube at the compressor, and
allow the unit to operate without the suction resonator to see if
normal operating pressure returns.
 An improperly operating circuit board or solenoid valve.
Confirm that the circuit board and solenoid valves function
properly.
 A leak in the unit, which allows system pressure to escape.
Leak test the unit.
 A compressor with reduced output.
Ensure that the oxygen concentration level at the desired
liter flow is within AirSep’s specifications. If it is below
specifications, replace or repair the compressor.
 An obstructed or vertically positioned (ECOnomy mode)
EcoCheck valve.
6.2
For the EcoCheck valve (available only as an option for units
equipped with an oxygen monitor): confirm that the EcoCheck
valve is not obstructed or in the ECOnomy mode.
General Troubleshooting
Before reviewing the troubleshooting chart, the following steps may be useful
to isolate any malfunctions:
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1
Turn the concentrator on. If unit does not turn on, refer to
troubleshooting chart.
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2
Make sure all filters are clean.
3
Turn flowmeter completely open, up to the highest setting.
The ball should rest at 5.5 lpm. If setting is not 5.5 lpm, adjust
regulator so that the ball is set at 5.5 lpm with the flowmeter
completely open.
4
Make sure the unit is cycling properly by following the green
valve lights on the circuit board. The lights should follow
the label below the circuit board and two lights should be
activated at all times. If the unit is not cycling properly, refer
to troubleshooting chart.
5
If concentrator is not meeting specifications, make sure that
the unit is leak free by testing all tubing connections and
fittings with leak testing solution. Protect circuit board from
solution and start leak test at the heat exchanger, following
air flow of unit to oxygen outlet. Repair all leaks by tightening
connections and fittings.
6
Set the concentrator at 5 lpm and connect pressure test gauge
to unit. Determine pressure parameters by observing high
and low pressure points on the gauge. If pressures are high
or low, refer to Section 6.1.
7
Review troubleshooting chart to isolate and repair any other
malfunctions.
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6.3
Troubleshooting Chart
Problem
Compressor does not run.
Constant audio alarm with
ON/OFF power switch in ON
position.
Probable Cause
Solution
No power to unit.
Check wall outlet for power.
Unit circuit breaker tripped or
faulty.
Reset or replace circuit breaker.
Faulty electrical connections.
Defective circuit board.
Check electrical connections.
Check circuit board for two-light
rotation/replace circuit board.
Defective ON/OFF power switch. Replace ON/OFF power switch.
Compressor runs with
intermittent alarm. Oxygen
concentration at 5 LPM is within
specifications.
Defective high or low pressure
switch.
Replace and retest pressure
switch.
Compressor shuts down
intermittently.
Restricted air flow through unit.
Clean inlet filter, or remove
obstruction.
Unit overheating due to improper
location.
Locate unit away from heating
source, providing adequate
ventilation on all sides.
Defective cabinet fan.
Replace cabinet fan.
Defective high temperature
switch.
Extreme cold start.
Replace high temperature switch.
Compressor does not start.
ON/OFF power switch in ON
position, intermittent alarm, and
cabinet fan turns.
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Allow unit to reach room
temperature.
Compressor thermally cut off due Blocked air intake or defective
to excessive heat. NOTE: It will
cabinet fan/clear obstruction, or
not restart unit until it cools down. replace cabinet fan.
Defective capacitor.
Replace capacitor.
Defective circuit board. Check circuit board for two-light
rotation/replace circuit board.
Faulty electrical connection for
compressor.
Check electrical connections for
compressor.
Defective high temperature
switch.
Replace high temperature switch.
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Problem
Probable Cause
Solution
Compressor runs with intermittent low pressure alarm and low
oxygen concentration.
Leak.
Leak test and repair leak.
Defective circuit board.
Check circuit board for two-light
rotation/replace circuit board.
Compressor runs with intermittent high pressure alarm and low
oxygen concentration.
Defective sieve beds.
Replace sieve beds.
Faulty solenoid valve.
Repair or replace solenoid valve.
Restriction in exhaust muffler.
Defective circuit board.
Replace or clean muffler.
Check circuit board for two-light
rotation/replace circuit board.
Defective solenoid valve.
Repair or replace solenoid valve.
Contaminated sieve beds.
Replace sieve beds.
Defective relief valve.
Replace relief valve.
Faulty electrical connection at
waste valve.
Defective circuit breaker.
Repair electrical connection.
Replace circuit breaker.
Defective capacitor.
Replace capacitor.
Defective compressor.
Replace compressor.
Defective circuit board.
Check circuit board for two-light
rotation/replace circuit board.
Faulty electrical connection.
Repair electrical connection.
Dead battery.
Replace battery.
Incorrectly installed battery.
Reinstall battery with correct
polarity.
Faulty electrical connection.
Repair electrical connection.
Defective ON/OFF switch.
Replace ON/OFF switch.
Defective buzzer.
Replace buzzer.
Defective pressure switch.
Replace and test pressure switch.
Compressor relief valve releases
(popping sound).
Constant alarm with ON/OFF
switch in ON position. Circuit
breaker repeatedly trips.
Alarm does not sound.
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Problem
Flowmeter fluctuates.
Cabinet fan does not turn.
Limited or low flow.
Low oxygen concentration.
Probable Cause
Improperly set or faulty product
regulator.
Check regulator setting/clean,
repair, or replace regulator.
Leak.
Leak test and repair leak.
Worn compressor.
Replace compressor.
Defective circuit board.
Check circuit board for two-light
rotation/replace circuit board.
Defective flowmeter.
Replace flowmeter.
Defective solenoid valve.
Repair or replace solenoid valve.
Defective cabinet fan.
Replace cabinet fan.
Defective electrical connections.
Check electrical connections.
Restriction in humidifier or tubing. Replace humidifier or tubing.
Product regulator set too low.
Adjust regulator setting.
Leak.
Leak test and repair leak.
Weak compressor.
Check system pressure, and
rebuild or exchange compressor.
Defective solenoid valve.
Repair or replace solenoid valve.
Reduced air intake (suction).
Check felt filter, suction resonator,
and suction tube for obstruction.
Defective circuit board.
Check circuit board for two-light
rotation/replace circuit board.
Restriction in mixing tank.
Occluded internal felt filter.
Replace tank.
Replace felt filter.
Leak.
Leak test and repair leak.
Weak compressor.
Check system pressure, and
rebuild or replace compressor.
Unit’s temperature is too high.
Blocked air intake or defective
cabinet fan.
Defective circuit board.
Check circuit board for two-light
rotation/replace circuit board.
Contaminated sieve beds.
Replace sieve beds.
Defective solenoid valve.
Repair or replace solenoid valve.
Restriction in exhaust muffler.
Replace or clean exhaust muffler.
Restriction in suction resonator.
Check suction resonator and
suction tube for obstruction and
remove.
Clean EcoCheck valve.
Restriction in EcoCheck valve.
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6.4
Tool Kit and Pressure Test Gauge
The tools needed for you to properly service the NewLife unit are listed below:
Large pliers, wire cutters, needle-nose pliers, slotted-head screwdriver, Phillipshead screwdriver, ratchet, 8-inch adjustable wrench, 1-inch deep well socket,
9/16-inch socket, 2-inch extension, 7/16-inch combination wrench, 9/16-inch
combination wrench, and 5/8-inch combination wrench.
In addition, channel locks and a small slotted-head screwdriver may be recom­
mended for some service procedures.
A pressure test gauge to read operating system pressures on the NewLife unit
should be kept available at all times.
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Appendix
 Exploded Drawings
Control Panel AssemblyA-1
Main Structure AssemblyA-2
Base and Cabinet ComponentsA-3
Test Block AssemblyA-4
Valve Block AssemblyA-5
Compressor AssemblyA-6
Adsorption Bed AssemblyA-7
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Figure A.1: Control Panel Assembly
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Figure A.2: Main Structure Assembly
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Figure A.3: Base and Cabinet Components
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Figure A.4: Test Block Assembly
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Figure A.5: Valve Block Assembly
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Ref No.
1
2
3
4
5A
5B
6
7
8
9
10
11A
11B
11C
11D
Part No.
KI070-1
SC003-2
WA002-8
CL007-1
HX002-1
HX002-2
F0104-1
VA005-1
F0045-2
VA008-1
F0006-4
CO006-1R(T/N)
CO006-4R(T/N)
CO006-9R(T/N)
CO006-10R(T/N)
Description
Kit, Vibration, Spring Mount includes bumpers/capacitor bracket (not shown)
#6 Phillips 3/8” Long
#6 Washer
Clamp, Hose 3/8”
Heat exchanger, Medserv
Heat exchanger (Elite)
Fitting, brass, Comp. Align. 3/8”
Valve relief, ¼ mpt
Fitting, brass, street elbow ¼” mpt
Valve, plug ¼ (EcoCheck only)
Fitting, Brass, DBL Barb ¼” x ½”
Compressor Assy, Complete 120/60
Compressor Assy, Complete 220/50
Compressor Assy, Complete 220/50 Dual 6
Compressor Assy, Complete 120/60 Dual 6
Figure A.6: Compressor Assembly
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Figure A.7: Adsorption Bed Assembly
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