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Statim 2000 Autoclave – Cycle Fault 16

What It Means When Your Statim 2000 Autoclave Displays Cycle Fault 16… And How To Fix It

When your Statim 2000 Autoclave displays the “Cycle Fault 16” error code, it is telling you that the steam generator (boiler) temperature went above 171&deg C during the heat up phase of the cycle.

This condition is generally caused from water not reaching the boiler.

The Statim 2000 Autoclave is designed so water is sent to the boiler from the water reservoir, by an electric water pump designed especially for the Statim 2000 Autoclave.

While Cycle Fault 16 on your Statim 2000 Autoclave could mean your water pump is now defective, it is most often caused simply from the water filters being clogged.

These filters are located on both sides of the water pump on the Statim 2000 autoclave. Cleaning the filters is not difficult and something you should be able to do on your own. This is how we do it……..

How To Clean The Statim 2000 Autoclave Water Filters

WARNING: Unplug Your Statim 2000 Autoclave Before Proceeding

To clean the Statim 2000 Autoclave Filters, you must first remove the fittings housing them.

Tools Required:

  1. Wrenches (3/8, 7/16, 9/16 and 5/8)
  2. (1) Pair Hemostats: To Clamp Water Line Tubing between Reservoir &amp Water Pump (or you can drain the Reservoir)
  3. (1) Phillips Screwdriver (To Remove Statim 2000 Autoclave Cabinet Housing)

Tools Recommended:

Parts Needed: None

Start by removing the housing cover.

  1. Remove the Statim 2000 Autoclave Cassette and set it aside
  2. Using the Phillips Screwdriver, remove the 4 screws from the sides (2 on each side) by turning them in a counter-clockwise direction
  3. Again, using the Phillips Screwdriver, remove the 3 screws from the rear of the cabinet (one on each side of the compressor and one on the opposite end)
  4. Set the screws aside in a safe place
  5. Lift up on the rear of the Statim 2000 Autoclave housing and slide it forward gently. Once cleared, you can pick it up and set it on it’s side (be careful, there are ribbon cables connected..this is where the Statim 2000 Extension Test Cable comes in handy

Start with the end of the Statim 2000 Autoclave water pump with the larger (gray) tubing connecting to the reservoir.

  1. Use hemostats to clamp the line to stop the water from flowing, and then pull the water line tube off of the pump
  2. Fit the 5/8 open-end wrench onto the flats of the white plastic fitting (Do Not Attempt To Turn The White Plastic Fitting) and the 9/16 onto the brass nut. Turn the nut counter-clockwise while holding the plastic nut in place.
  3. The Statim 2000 Autcolave screen is located inside the fitting. Do not attempt to remove the screen from the fitting. Remove the white o-ring and set it aside so you do not lose it. Set the fitting aside.

    Now go to the other end of the Statim water pump.

  4. Remove nut with the small diameter tubing from the elbow with a 3/8 open end wrench by turning it counter-clockwise.
  5. Place a 5/8 open end wrench on the nut under the bracket that the elbow screws into. Now place the 7/16 wrench on the elbow and turn it in a counter-clockwise direction.

    (Warning: Be Careful Not To Move, Disconnect, Hit Or Otherwise Damage The Silver Colored Tube. This Is The Statim 2000 Autoclave Thermocouple And Has Glass On The Inside. If it is damaged, you will have to send it to the factory for replacement)

    Tip: If the elbow will not turn, remove the larger wrench from the fitting and turn the elbow counter-clockwise. Once removed, then using the two wrenches, separate the elbow from the fitting. The screen is located on top of the elbow. Do not attempt to remove it. Remove the white o-ring and set it with the other one you just removed from the other fitting.

  6. Place the fittings into the ultrasonic cleaner and give it a chance to clean them thoroughly. Rinse well and blow out the excess water.

Once clean, reinstall the fittings and reconnect the tubing.

Put in a Statim 2000 Autoclave Cassette and run a cycle.

If Cycle Fault 16 does not return to the display, you have fixed the problem! Remove the Statim Autoclave Cassette, re-install the cabinet and put it back to work! If it does return, you will need to test the water pump

Note: If you had sent your Statim 2000 Autoclave off for repair of this problem , it would have cost you $1400 + shipping in both directions, and you would have had to wait a minimum of 30 days to get it back!
You just repaired your Statim 2000 Autoclave in a matter of minutes and it didn’t cost you a penny!


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