(3) If slime is not controlled using the above techniques, rinse the wash tank
weekly using the following procedure:
(a) Drain the wash tank and remove the rack.
(b) Turn the machine on to keep the automatic wash drain closed. Fill
the tank with fresh, warm water. Add 1/2 ounce (oz) (15 milliliters [ml]) of a 5 percent
solution of sodium hypochlorite (such as "Clorox" brand household bleach). Allow it to
sit for 1/2 hour, then drain and thoroughly rinse the tank. If lower concentrations are not
effective, control slime build-up by increasing the sodium hypochlorite, in 1/2oz (15ml)
increments up to a maximum of two oz (60ml) per tank full of water.
Control the use of sodium hypochlorite (bleach) very carefully. When
combined with fixer, it releases chlorine gas which, in a confined area,
can be fatal.
DO NOT use it in any other area of the processor under any
DO NOT exceed the maximum recommended concentration (five
DO NOT add it to existing wash water. Use only as directed above.
(4) Check the (optional) external water filter. Replace the filter cartridge, if
necessary, following the AFP 14-X3 operations and service manual.
Perform the following lubrication steps:
(a) Apply a thin coat of SAE-30 oil to the drive chain. Be careful not to
drip any oil on the electrical wiring. See figure 1-3.
(b) Apply a moderate amount of AFP-8827 grease to the plastic drive
shaft running gears. See figure 1-4.
Replace the top cover. Leave it slightly ajar.
Do not drip any lubricants into the chemistry. It will contaminate it.