In this article, you’ll learn how to properly maintain and care for our Enbio S autoclave when the need arises. Things like how to clean the chamber, water container and other areas. Or which parts to remove if they wear down too much.
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Maintaining tray cleanliness is key in maintaining correct functioning of the device.
Enbio recommends that you clean the internal part of the tray once a week using a mild, chlorine-free detergent that does not react with aluminum. After cleaning, the tray must be thoroughly washed with water.
Dry the tray before reinstalling the tray and push it over the front face pins and push it down gently to lock it.
Cleaning the Process Chamber
Maintaining the chamber cleanliness is key in maintaining correct functioning of the device.
Enbio recommends that you clean the process chamber interior once a week using a mild, chlorine-free detergent. After cleaning, wipe the chamber with a soft cloth until dry.
To clean the tray well, it must be removed from the front of the device. To do this, lift the tray gently up and pull it away from the front. The mounting studs have notches in which the drawer fits.
Cleaning External Surfaces
The external parts of the device should be cleaned using a soft cloth slightly wet with water and a mild detergent (chlorine-free and not reacting with plastics, varnishing coats and aluminum). Do not use strong detergents.
Use of mild detergents for maintaining the device does not affect the possibility of hazard related to toxic agents forming in contact with elements of the device.
Cleaning the Seal
Enbio recommends to clean the seal after 100 performed processes. Use warm water and a microfiber cloth (microfiber with silver particles is acceptable) to clean the device. Use of dull or sharp cleaning tools is not acceptable. Cleaning with chemical agents is not acceptable. Perform the cleaning when the device has cooled down, after opening the drawer. Maintain caution and do not bend the drawer. After cleaning, leave the device open until the seal dries. During this time, protect the device from damage. After cleaning and drying the seal, it can be lubricated with a silicone lubricant.
Replacement of Elements Subject to Breaking Down
Elements subject to wearing down should be replaced periodically to ensure failure-free operation of the sterilizer. A message on the screen will notify the user when individual elements should be replaced.
During regular operation, info screens concerning replacement of individual elements or required service inspection are displayed alternately. They are described in detail in the “Warning messages and error codes” section.
In order to ensure efficient sterilization and correct operation of the device, it is recommended to observe the replacement dates for elements subject to wearing down.
Cleaning the Water Container
In order to ensure correct parameters of the water supplying the device, it is recommended to check the water tank at least once per month. If any contamination is found, the tank should be drained, cleaned and refilled with new, fresh and clean deionized or demineralized water.
The following table includes elements subject to periodic replacement (inspected for regular change), and elements subject to natural wear and tear. Replacement parts should be ordered directly from the manufacturer. Use of other replacement parts voids the warranty and does not guarantee correct functioning of the device.
Name Part no.
Front seal ST1-UL1
Bacteriological filter DZ0035
Connection/water supply tube ST1-HW1
Connection/water supply tube ST1-HW2
Rubber plug for the water container ST1-KS1
Rubber plug for the condensate container ST1-KS2
|Bacteriological filter||every 1000 cycles or every 12 months|
|Connection/water removal tube||if damage is observed|
|Plugs for water/condensate containers||if damage is observed|
|Element subject to inspection||Inspection frequency|
|Front seal||weekly or in the event of incorrect functioning – performed by the user|
|Bacteriological filter||weekly – performed by the user|
|Connection/water removal tube||weekly or in the event of incorrect functioning – performed by the user|
|Container plugs||weekly – performed by the user|
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