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What You Should Know About The Tuttnauer EZ10 Water Pump Strainer (Water Filter)

Tuttnauer EZ10 Pump Strainer (Water Filter)

Tuttnauer EZ10 Autoclaves with Microprocessors that have a date code containing the letters WP will have a Pump Strainer installed to protect the Water Pump.

Tuttnauer EZ10 Water Pump Filter (Pump Strainer) FIL075-0020

The same is true for all “E” Series autoclaves including the 1730 Series (1730E, 1730EK), The 2340E Series (2340E, 2340EA, 2340EK, 2340EKA), The 2540 Series (2540E, 2540EA, 2540EH, 2540EHS, 2540EK, 2540EKA), the 3870 Series (3870E, 3870EA, 3870EH, 3870EHS and All EZ Series (EZ9, EZ10, EZ10K)

While The Proper Name of This part is a Pump Strainer and Is a More Accurate Description of What it Does, Most People call it a Water Filter (even Autoclave Repair Technicians)

So to Keep it simple, (and when it comes to Autoclave Repair, we like it simple), we will refer to it as a Water Pump Filter. Click Here To View The Filter

This Water Pump Filter is placed between the Water Reservoir & the Water Pump and is designed to filter the water of particulates before it reaches the Water Pump.

By keeping debris from going through the pump, it makes the Tuttnauer EZ10 Autoclave more efficient while extending the life of the Water Pump.

Unlike filters from some autoclave manufacturers, the placement of this filter makes it easy to get to for replacement and Cleaning when needed.

To Tuttnauer’s credit, replacement of the filter is not your only option.

This strainer can be disassembled for Cleaning to extend its life span while maintaining peak efficiency.

To access the Tuttnauer EZ10 Strainer,

1. Unplug The Autoclave From The Wall Outlet
2. Remove the Outer Cabinet
3. Drain the Water Reservoir
4. Unscrew the hose connectors from either side of the Pump Strainer

With the Pump Strainer removed From the EZ10, you can now disassemble it for cleaning

How To Disassemble The Tuttnauer Water Pump Filter (Pump Strainer)

How To Disassemble the Tuttnauer EZ10 Water Pump Filter:

1. The Pump Strainer itself will unscrew
2. Remove the two metal screens and the soft fiber filter
3. Clean the screens (we generally throw them into the ultrasonic cleaner for a thorough cleaning) and discard the soft fiber filter (it is not needed and has been found to cause a blockage that prevents the flow of water)
4. Reinstall the screens into the strainer
5. Screw the strainer back together
6. Screw the hose connectors back on to the strainer.

It is a good idea to incorporate cleaning of this Filter into your annual Preventative Maintenance Program.

When you replace the Door Gasket & Other Filters on your EZ10 Autoclave, Clean This Filter too!

The biggest problem we have found with these strainers is, over time, the Plastic Housing Will Crack as it ages. When this happens, the Strainer Must Be Replaced.

From what we have experienced with these units, it is not a question of whether the Strainer will Crack, But When. For this reason, we highly recommend you always have one of these Strainers on hand.

That way, you can replace it quickly and you will not experience any significant down time when it breaks, nor will you have to pay the outrageous expedited shipping charges to get back into business.

You can also make this Tuttnauer EZ10 Autoclave Repair yourself, and not have to pay for a service call. Click Here & Scroll Down The Page To See The Replacement Instructions

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