Follow manufacturer's recommendations for routine maintenance and:
- Before loading, check the interior chamber drain to be sure it is not clogged.
- Check that door gaskets seal properly.
- Flush drain with clean water to assure that drain is not clogged and to remove any impurities in the drain from salt solutions, media, etc.
- Test for efficiency using spore strip or 3M Comply (Thermalog) chemical integrator strip for immediate test results. 3M Comply is available from U Stores (CX12607). Place indicator in center of a typical load.
For autoclaves with steam generators (not hooked up to steam line), follow manufacturers' instructions for regular maintenance.