Clean Cyclonic Separator

Frequency: Yearly

WARNING: power down the machine before performing this procedure.

  1. Remove the back panel and set it aside.
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  1. Remove the desiccant housing, using a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the four screws seen at the right. Set the screws aside for reinstallation. Leave the air tubes plugged in and lay the desiccant down carefully.

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  1. Remove the rear bracket, using a Phillips screwdriver to remove the six screws. Set the screws aside for reinstallation.

NOTE: When removing the two screws marked (1) at the right, another person must secure the nuts on the other side with another tool such as a wrench. You must remove the Filter Drawer to access these nuts (see below).

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  1. Remove the first hose from the cyclonic separator.

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  1. Remove the second hose from the cyclonic separator.
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  1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to disconnect the ground wire from the cyclonic separator body, but not from the machine side.
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  1. Turn the cyclonic separator clockwise to release its tabs from the anchor bracket.
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  1. Carefully remove the cyclonic separator from the inside of the machine. Use caution to avoid entanglement with wires and tubing.
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  1. Spray the ducts and fasteners, inside and out, with your sanitizing solution.
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  1. Submerge the ducts and fasteners in hot water for at least 30 minutes in a large sink. Allow them to dry thoroughly.
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  1. Spray the cyclonic separator, inside and out, with your sanitizing solution.
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  1. Submerge the cyclonic separator in hot water for at least 30 minutes in a large sink. Allow it to dry thoroughly.
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  1. Reinstall the cyclonic separator in the orientation shown by sliding its tabs under the tabs on the anchor bracket. For orientation, take note that screw hole for the ground cable must face the back of the machine.
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  1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to reinstall the ground cable in the cyclonic separator.
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  1. Reinstall the top hose in the machine, as shown.

TIP: For the top part of the hose, it might be useful to pull the duct through from the inside of the Filter Drawer (see below).

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  1. Reinstall the side hose in the machine, as shown.
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  1. Reinstall the rear bracket with a Phillips screwdriver, the six screws, and the two nuts removed in Step 3.

NOTE: When reinstalling the two screws marked (1) at the right, another person must secure the nuts on the other side with another tool such as a wrench. You must remove the Filter Drawer to access these nuts (see below).

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  1. Reinstall the desiccant with a Phillips screwdriver and the four screws removed in Step 2.
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  1. Reinstall the back panel removed in Step 1.

You have finished cleaning the cyclonic separator.

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