What to do when your Tuttnauer’s thermostat reset button keeps tripping

If you have an autoclave, there’s a good chance it’s a Tuttnauer. Tuttnauer has been manufacturing sterilization equipment since 1925 and its products can be found in veterinary offices, dental offices, hospitals, laboratories and universities around the world. Wherever there’s equipment to sterilize, there’s probably a Tuttnauer unit nearby.

These autoclaves are praised for their excellent design, excellent engineering, and precise, reliable performance. But like any piece of equipment, they can wear out and require repair over the years.

The good news is that you have the ability to handle your own autoclave repairs. It doesn’t matter if he is mechanically defenseless, he can be taught how to work on his Tuttnauer. It’s actually quite easy. Just follow the steps and you will finish your repair without any hassle.

Handling your own repairs can save you a lot of money. The typical autoclave repair shop overcharges customers. And doing your own repairs will save you time, because most repair shops take weeks to handle even minor repairs.

Today, you will learn how to handle a repair on a Tuttnauer cutout thermostat. More specifically, you will learn what to do when your Tuttnauer’s cutout thermostat reset button trips constantly.

6 things you must do

Follow these 6 easy steps to try to identify the reason why your autoclave’s thermostat reset button is always tripping.

  1. Make sure the unit is getting the correct voltage
  2. Make sure the autoclave is being filled with the correct amount of distilled water
  3. Check that the water sensor is clean
  4. Check that the cut-out thermostat is correctly installed
  5. Check that there are no water or steam leaks.
  6. Make sure the temperature is not set above 273°F (134°C)

After completing these 6 steps, hopefully you have resolved the issue that is causing your Tuttnauer’s thermostat reset button to keep popping up. That wasn’t so hard now, was it?

What if it didn’t work?

What if you followed the 6 steps above and the reset button keeps popping up?

You might think that you should take your autoclave to a repair shop. Whose! When you take your unit to an autoclave repair center, their technicians will do exactly what you have already done. And they will charge you quite a bit for it.

The best thing to do is simply replace the cutout thermostat. Once you install a new thermostat your unit should be fine.

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