Figure 1-10. Shoe assemblies.
(3) Clean the splash guard. The splash guard rests across the tops of the
developer and fix solution racks completely covering the developer/fix crossover
assemble. Refer to figure 1-2. The splash guard protects against solution
(a) To gain access to the splash guard, remove the top cover from the
(b) Remove the splash guard by lifting the guard straight up.
(c) Reinstall the guard by positioning the word "FIX" on the splash
guard directly over the fix rack.
(4) Check the wear surfaces. Check the gears, pins, bearings, and other
(5) Check the rollers. Check the rollers for wear or excessive build-up of
residual matter. Roller marks are "plus or minus density" impressions on the film
perpendicular to the film path. They are usually at regular intervals along the length of
the film. Roller marks occur repeatedly, not just on one sheet of film.
(a) If the marks are not predictable from sheet to sheet, they may be
the result of film or chemistry problems. A film manufacturer's representative can best
solve these problems.