Since 1925, Tuttnauer’s sterilization products have been used in all sorts of settings, including hospitals, universities, laboratories, and all types of medical facilities. Tuttnauer’s autoclaves are used to sterilize equipment, and these units are known for their excellent design and great performance.
But like any piece of equipment, a Tuttnauer autoclave can have its fair share of problems. Fortunately, most autoclave issues are fairly simple to fix, when you follow the basic troubleshooting steps. In fact, there is no point in having your unit taken to an autoclave repair shop. Even if you have no mechanical skill or knowledge, you can fix your autoclave if you just follow the steps laid out for you.
This article is going to provide a solution for fixing your autoclave when the reset button on your cut-out thermostat doesn’t reset.
Before you do anything else, you have to make sure the chamber has cooled fully. If the chamber is still hot, the device will not reset. So, let it cool, and then try to reset the cut-out thermostat. Still not resetting? That’s okay. Move on to the next steps.
Because the small red reset button on your Tuttnauer autoclave is so small, you’ll need to grab something sharp and pointy, like a pen with a good tip to full press the reset button. When the button is pushed all the way down, you should hear a click, and then the button will come back out.
If after doing this power isn’t restored to your unit, you need to unplug it. Then, remove the 2 power wires that connect to the cut-out thermostat. Grab an ohm meter to check continuity across the terminals.
If you’re unable to restore continuity across the terminals, you should simply replace the cut-out thermostat. Buying replacement parts online is easy, but before you order anything, follow these steps to make sure you get the right part from a reputable retailer.
First, research the company’s reputation that you’re considering ordering replacement parts from. Look for testimonials and customer reviews to get an idea for the type of service they provide. A good autoclave parts dealer will have plenty of positive reviews from customers.
You should also make sure that the company stands behind the products it sells. A good company will put a 100% guarantee on all the autoclave parts they sell, so you know you have nothing to lose.
Finally, make sure the company provides great technical support to walk you through ordering the right part and installing it correctly once you get it.