User Maintenance - LabGear Australia

User Maintenance
CAUTION: Before starting, be sure that the electric cord is disconnected and that there is no
pressure in the autoclave (unless otherwise instructed).
Clean door gasket with a mild detergent, water and a cloth or sponge.
Once Per Month
For Electronic models, clean the water sensor in the rear of the chamber with a damp cloth or sponge. (Cleaning
the dirt off the ides of the sensor is more important than the tip)
Once per month, clean the chamber with Chamber Brite. Sprinkle the Chamber Brite powder along the bottom
of a cold autoclave chamber (If the unit is HOT, fill with water first). Run a normal sterilisation cycle without
drying at 134°C.
Drain and flush the solution from reservoir and discard. Wipe the inside of chamber with water and a damp cloth
or sponge. Fill the reservoir with distilled water. (Check the Chamber Brite package for further details)
Do not use on units with built-in steam generators.
Clean tray holder and trays with detergent, or a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner and water, using a cloth or
sponge. DO NOT use steel wool, a steel brush or bleach.
Put a few drops of oil on the door hinge pin and door tightening bolt.
Clean outside of the unit with a soft cloth.
Part Number: TUTTCLE096-0021
Description: Tuttnauer Cleaning Powder,
Chamber Brite, 10 sachets per box
Contact us to place your order
LabGear Australia 30 Finchley Street, Milton, Brisbane, QLD 4064
Tel: 1800 LABGEAR or 07 3368 1112 | Email: | Web:
Every Six Months
Clean and check the safety valve.
Safety Valve Cleaning Procedure
In order to prevent the safety valve from becoming blocked, it is necessary, under ordinary usage, to allow the steam
pressure to escape through the valve every 6 months.
Begin a normal sterilisation cycle according to manual instructions.
Allow a pressure of approximately 30 psi to build up in the chamber.
Turn the unit off.
Remove water reservoir cover.
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This next step will expose you to HOT STEAM, appropriate personal protective equipment must be worn.
For 2840 Series
To avoid being burned by hot steam, do not place your face over the safety valve.
For 38 Series and above
Release safety valve lever on top of unit. Pull the ring of the safety valve using a screwdriver, hook or other tool
and open the safety valve for only 2 seconds, then release.
For manual units, turn the multivalve into the exhaust position and allow all the pressure to vent before opening
the door.
For electronic units, turn the power on and press the Stop Button to abort and vent the cycle.
Every Twelve Months
To maintain safety, reliability and longevity, it is recommended that all autoclaves be serviced every 12 months by our
factory-trained engineers and more frequently if in a heavy use environment.
It is imperative that your Autoclave is maintained on a regular basis to ensure its safety
and ongoing reliability. LabGear Australia is an Australian authorised service provider
for the Tuttnauer range of Autoclaves. Our engineers are factory trained to ensure you
get high quality service using genuine Tuttnauer spare parts.
We offer a comprehensive maintenance contract that includes temperature validation,
safety tests, thorough cleaning of the chamber, switches, solenoids, and gaskets
replaced if necessary. For further information regarding our service contracts please
contact us on 1800 LABGEAR or email us at
LabGear Australia 30 Finchley Street, Milton, Brisbane, QLD 4064
Tel: 1800 LABGEAR or 07 3368 1112 | Email: | Web:
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