Figure 1-48. - Small automatic processor.
Figure 1-49. - Solution tanks.
Turn off the power switch (left) and unplug power supply cable from outlet.
Change the developer and fixer every 300 to 350 films or in 2 weeks, whichever is sooner. The water in the wash tank is changed every 100 to 125 films or in 1 week, whichever is sooner. When changing chemicals, clean the tanks with water and dry prior to placing new chemicals in them. Use the same safety precautions as mentioned before when handling chemicals.
Daily, wipe the external parts of the processor with a dry or slightly moist, lint free cloth. Refer to the instruction manual for the complete maintenance schedule.
Faulty radiographs are usually caused by the incorrect positioning of the film packet or the tube head; incorrect kVp, mA and time setting; or by incorrect processing procedures.
Some common causes of faulty radiographs due to tube head and film misalignment have already been 1-34