(b) Cut the film at the feed.
Clear the film from the racks.
a. Weekly. An automatic processor should have thorough cleanup once a
(1) Remove the crossbars and wipe with damp sponge or clothe. Use a
nonmetallic pad for stubborn dirt and chemicals.
Clean the stainless steel feed rollers and be sure they turn freely.
(3) Remove the solution racks. Check the tanks for foreign matter. Rinse
the racks with running water and clean off any chemical deposits and dirt. Use a
nonmetallic pad for stubborn deposits.
(4) Check spring tension on the racks. Be sure roller bearings are free.
Operate each rack manually to check for binding. Check for loose setscrews. Lay the
rack on a flat surface and be sure it is square. Use a fiber or nylon brush to clean gear
teeth. Replace worn gears and springs. Reinstall the racks and crossovers.
Clean dryer rollers with a clean damp cloth.
Clean dryer air tubes by removing and agitating vigorously in warm
Be sure dryer roller are properly seated.
Go over the entire machine and clean it thoroughly.
(1) Clean developer rack(s) whenever a soil pattern transfers to film. When
normal cleaning is not adequate, use chemical dissolving solutions according to
directions. Be careful not to drip solutions into an adjacent tank when removing a rack.
Reinstall racks slowly so that solutions will not overflow. Do not interchange developer
and fixer racks.
Changer dryer air filers when dirty.
(3) Change solution filter cartridge(s) when circulation is impeded; change
at least once for every 2000 average-sized films processed.