Q:  How do we fix the TOMY SX-500 Sterilizer when we get error code E09 (Lid Sensor Defective)?

A:  Most likely it’s the right hook microswitch that is not working properly.  Attached is the process of removing the panel and readjusting the microswitch.

Maintenace mode manual C08 DME10D311 SX series Troubleshooting for Er.E09 (1)

DME10D311 SX series Troubleshooting for Er.E09 (1)

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How often should I perform biological monitoring (BI) (spore testing)?

Correct functioning of sterilization cycles should be verified for each sterilizer by the periodic (at least weekly) use of BIs. Users should follow the manufacturer’s directions concerning the appropriate placement of the BI in the sterilizer. A control BI (not processed through the sterilizer) from the same lot as the test indicator should be incubated with the test BI. The control BI should yield positive results for bacterial growth. In addition to conducting routine biological monitoring, equipment users should perform biological monitoring.

  • Whenever a new type of packaging material or tray is used.
  • After training new sterilization personnel.
  • After a sterilizer has been repaired.
  • After any change in the sterilizer loading procedures.

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All sorts of spore testings
Spore testing that could be done with every cycle
Here some additional helpful LINKS

 

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Shlomo
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The temperature for the newest model Cox sterilizer may run up to 385f.  You must use bags which were made for Dry Heat Sterilizers.  Those bags would work up to 450f.  The steam or combination steam/dry heat pouches will melt in the Cox units which require dry heat only pouches.

If you want to talk further about this, please call me.

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How to keep the chamber of the Market Forge STME sterilizer nice & clean.  This image of the chamber is not a nice one.

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Q:
What to do if you are having a built up of coating from the inside the chamber in the autoclave, and what is the best way of cleaning the chamber to remove this built up?
A:
 The autoclave needs to be clean out every day with the following ingredients   warm water, mild soap, and a cup of white vinegar.
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Shlomo
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1.  Run a regular cycle
2.  Once the timer gets to zero, the sterilizer will begin to buzz.
3.  It would still stay in sterilization position until you either turn the bottom knob to ‘VENT’, or to ‘OFF’ position.
4.  If you turn the knob to ‘VENT’ position, the sterilizer will suck out all the liquids you have in the bottles.
5.  If you turn the knob quickly pass the ‘VENT’ position, and onto the off position, the sterilizer will be completely off, and will ‘SLOW vent’ (which might take up to 45 minutes, but the liquids will stay in tact in the bottles.

fyi – Pelton Crane is no longer manufacturing the Magnaclave.  Too bad.  It was a great work horse of a sterilizer.  However, we can get you a refurbished one for a better price than you can get any 15″ dia x 30″ deep sterilizer.

Call me to find out the price.
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Shlomo

P.S. click over there —> Pelton Crane Magnaclave (to see further details about the Pelton Crane Magnaclave)

Q – What does the code “PF” mean when it comes up on the temperature screen.
A – It means ’Power Fail Code’.   You need to unplug the sterilizer and plug it back in order to reset.

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This unit needs to be cleaned out by a mixer of warm water, mild soap, cup of white vinegar and if need be a plastic scrubby.  That scrubby is only used with caution if there is scale build up In the bottom.  This cleaning procedure is to be performed every night.

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A Canadian hospital  was not able to sterilize their instruments due to rust-colored stains found surrounding the surgical tools they were using. It was detected that the steam which was generated by two huge boilers (which they heat hospital and provide heat for the sterilizers) were the cause.

A few factors could have caused staining:

1) The autoclave’s steam trap, which collects excess steam, failed, which sent moisture into the sterilizer.
2) Ironically, laundry detergent is a culprit. The surgical tools are wrapped in clean linen; if the detergent hasn’t been 100-per-cent rinsed, it can cause a teatype stain when subjected to the temperatures and pressure in the autoclave.
3) The boiler’s chemicals, designed to prevent corrosion, can carry over into the steam and cause staining.

More on this issue could be found here:

http://www.leadergost.com/health/Science+steaming/9703278/story.html

IQ OQ PQ – What is it?
It’s a factory documentation package which is available upon request when you order a machine with IQ/OQ/PQ

IQ – Preliminary Installation Qualifications

OQ – Preliminary Operation Qualifications

PQ – Preliminary Performance Qualifications

These documents are produces and prepared during the production and the testing.

There is a fee for that.  Each manufacturer has different fee for each of their products.

 

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