Dispose of all replenishing solutions.
Clean the replenishing tanks thoroughly.
(5) Mix the replenishing solution according to manufacturer's
Flush the processor fixer tank with water.
Replace the fixer rack.
Flush the developer tank with water.
Fill the developer tank with fresh developer.
(10) Add the proper amount of starter to the developer according to the
b. Run the processor approximately 30 minutes.
c. Check the temperature of the fixer, developer, and wash. Use a
thermometer, not the gauges on the processor.
d. Check the replenishing rates of chemicals (see figure 7-4).
e. Check the water flow rate.
f. Check the processing time from when the leading edge of the film enters the
processor until it exits the dryer.
g. Process enough films (about 30) using one gallon of developer to equalize
h. Expose three pieces of double emulsion film with the sensitometer. Be sure
to expose both sides (see fig 7-5).
i. Wait at least 30 minutes before processing films. This will reduce the
inherent variability from strip to strip.
j. Process the exposed films within 4 hours. This reduces latent image decay.
k. Process the strips.