AMSCO 3000 BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE








Amsco Eagle 3000 Basic Troubleshooting For
Amsco Eagle 3000 Gravity & Vacumatic Sterilizers

By AllClaveParts.com

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE AND/OR CORRECTION
No Power Check facility power source — turn on.
POWER switch OFF — turn ON
Unable To Select Cycle Chamber door(s) open — close and lock door(s). (Control will “beep” three times if door is open when cycle is selected.)
Chamber Temperature Does Not Rise To Correct Setting Chamber drain line or strainer plugged — clean line or strainer
Chamber Pressure & Temperature Drop During A Cycle Chamber drain line or strainer plugged — clean line or strainer
Pressure Too High, Temperature Too Low During Sterilization Phase Air trapped in chamber because of clogged strainer or drain — clean strainer inside chamber, flush and clean drain line and traps
Steam Escapes Around Door During Sterilization Phase Replace Worn Or Defective Door Gasket
Wrapped Items Are Wet After Completion Of Cycle, Or Excessive Vapor In Chamber When Door Is Opened Dry time too short for load type — increase setting
Water In Chamber Or Door Channel At End Of Cycle Drain plugged or clogged — clean drain.
Steam separator/strainer plugged — clean.
Drain line check valve defective — replace.
Jacket Pressure Does Not Rise To Required Level Steam supply hand valve not open — open valve.
Possible flood condition/steam supply solenoid valve closed
Steam supply less than 50 psig (3.52 kg/sq.cm) dynamic — check supply pressure & increase if necessary
Cycle does not advance from prevacuum phase Door gasket worn or defective — replace
Chamber drain line or strainer plugged — clean line or strainer
Water supply hand valve not open — open valve
Water supply less than 30 psig (2.11 kg/sq.cm) dynamic — check supply pressure and increase if necessary.
Steam supply insufficient — see 9 above; “Jacket pressure does not rise . . .”
HI-LO valve not set correctly — check that it is set on HI.


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 07 December, 2010.



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