REMOVE AND REPLACE OR REPAIR DEFECTIVE COMPONENTS -
There are a number of operating problems that you, as a medical equipment
repairer, must correct by removing the defective component and replacing or repairing
it. Some of these are covered in Lesson 1, Performing PMCS on the AFP 14-X3 X-ray
Film Processor. The ones discussed in this lesson are the most common malfunctions
you will have to correct.
a. Tools. A medical equipment repairer's tool kit contains the following
equipment as a minimum:
Process thermometer (metal, not mercury).
b. Film Transport Problem. These are covered in detail in Lesson 1,
paragraph 1-4a(1) through (6).
c. Solution Rack Problem. If the solution rack does not operate properly when
you check and clean it per the procedures in Lesson 1, paragraph 1-4a(1), you may
have to disassemble it. Use these additional guidelines:
Work on one rack at a time.
(a) Place the rack on its side on a flat surface.
(b) Do not interchange the parts from one rack with those from another
rack. The rollers are hollow and can collect chemical residue which will contaminate the
solution in another tank.
(c) Lay out any parts removed from the rack in the order in which they
are removed, so that you can easily remember how to reassemble them. Note the
exact position of each size roller and the rubber exit rollers in the assembly.
(d) Always place the shoe assemblies in the rack so that the ribs point
in the direction of film travel. Refer to Lesson 1, figure 1-10.