PIPET-AID MODEL

Problem No aspiration No aspiration Pipette leaks after filling Fill/empty very slow but no leaking
Sol 1 Check valve placed in upside down, black o-ring goes up into the handle. Check valve in nosepiece needs to be cleaned out. Push wire or paper clip through black o-ring to open up check valve. When opened, rinse float and shell with water or alcohol. Allow to dry and reassemble. Shake and listen for float to rattle. Reassemble into nosepiece and check for aspiration. Replace rubber insert (4-000-002). Rubber insert has cotton plugs blocking flow. Clean out cotton plugs or replace rubber insert (4-000-002).
Sol 2   Tubing leading to vacuum side of pump has a hole in it. Cut out hole or replace tubing (4-000-004). Check tubing for holes. Replace or shorten if found. Clean out check valve or replace (4-000-003).
Sol 3   Hose connector missing or split. Replace hose connector (4-000-011). Hose connector missing or split. Replace hose connector (4-000-011). Buttons in valve body dirty. Clean or replace.
Sol 4   Diaphragm inside pump is split or dried up and cracked. Replace diaphragms (4-000-010). Diaphragm inside pump is split or dried up and cracked. Replace diaphragms (4-000-010).  
Problem No aspiration No aspiration Pipette leaks after filling Aspiration very slow but no leaking
Sol 1 Check valve placed in upside down, black o-ring goes up into the handle. Filter has been wetted. Replace with 4-000-051. Replace rubber insert (4-000-002). Rubber insert has cotton plugs blocking flow. Clean out cotton plugs or replace rubber insert (4-000-002).
Sol 2   TC gasket missing in nosepiece, requires one on each end of filter (4-000-057). Check tubing for holes. Replace or shorten if found. Buttons in valve body dirty, clean or replace.
Sol 3   Tubing leading to vacuum side of pump has a hole in it. Cut out hole or replace tuging (4-000-004) Hose connector missing or split. Replace hose connector (4-000-011).  
Sol 4   Hose connector missing or split. Replace hose connector (4-000-011). Diaphragm inside pump is split or dried up and cracked. Replace diaphragms (4-000-010).  
Sol 5   Diaphragm inside pump is split or dried up and cracked. Replace diaphragms (4-000-010). Poor seal around filter; use Drummond filters (4-000-051).  
Problem No aspiration No aspiration Pipette leaks after filling Aspiration/Fill very slow but no leaking
Sol 1 Check valve placed in upside down, black o-ring goes up into the handle. Check valve in nosepiece needs to be cleaned out. Push wire or paper clip through black o-ring to open up check valve. When opened, rinse float and shell with water or alcohol. Allow to dry and reassemble. Shake and listen for float to rattle. Reassemble into nosepiece and check for aspiration. Replace rubber insert (4-000-002). Rubber insert has cotton plugs blocking flow. Clean out cotton plugs or replace rubber insert (4-000-002).
Sol 2   Tubing leading to vacuum side of pump has a hole in it. Cut out hole or replace tubing (4-000-004). Check tubing for holes. Replace or shorten if found. Clean out check valve or replace (4-000-003).
Sol 3   Hose connector missing or split. Replace hose connector (4-000-011). Hose connector missing or split. Replace hose connector (4-000-011). Buttons in valve body dirty. Clean or replace.
Sol 4   Diaphragm inside pump is split or dried up and cracked. Replace diaphragms (4-000-010). Diaphragm inside pump is split or dried up and cracked. Replace diaphragms (4-000-010).  
Problem No aspiration No aspiration Pipette leaks after filling Aspiration/Fill very slow but no leaking
Sol 1 Check valve placed in upside down, black o-ring goes up into the handle. Filter has been wetted. Replace with 4-000-051. Replace rubber insert (4-000-002). Rubber insert has cotton plugs blocking flow. Clean out cotton plugs or replace rubber insert (4-000-002).
Sol 2   TC gasket missing in nosepiece, requires one on each end of filter (4-000-057). Check tubing for holes. Replace or shorten if found Buttons in valve body dirty. Clean or replace.
Sol 3   Tubing leading to vacuum side of pump has a hole in it. Cut out hole or replace tuging (4-000-004) Hose connector missing or split. Replace hose connector (4-000-011) Poor seal around filter; use Drummond filters(4-000-051)
Sol 4   Hose connector missing or split. Replace hose connector (4-000-011). Diaphragm inside pump is split or dried up and cracked. Replace diaphragms (4-000-010).  
Sol 5   Diaphragm inside pump is split or dried up and cracked. Replace diaphragms(4-000-010). Poor seal around filter; use Drummond filters(4-000-051)  
Problem No aspiration No sound from motor when buttons depressed Aspiration/Fill very slow but no leaking Aspiration slow Unit leaks
Sol 1 Filter has been wetted. Replace with 4-000-051 Battery needs to be charged overnight. Rubber insert has cotton plugs blocking flow. Clean out cotton plugs or replace rubber insert (4-000-002). Poor seal around filter; use Drummond filters (4-000-051). Replace rubber insert (4-000-002).
Sol 2 TC gasket missing in nosepiece, requires one on each end of filter (4-000-057). Battery dead. Replace with (4-000-035). Buttons in valve body dirty. Clean or replace. Rubber insert has cotton plugs blocking flow. Clean out cotton plugs or replace rubber insert (4-000-002). Poor seal around filter; use Drummond filters (4-000-051).
Sol 3   Listen for slight click when buttons are first pushed. If not heard, microswitch is broken, replace wire harness (4-000-046).     Check nosepiece for tight fit. If loose, replace (4-000-053-A).
Sol 4         Buttons damaged. Replace (4-000-019).
Sol 5         Handle connector tubing has a pin hole in it. Cut out if long enough or replace (4-000-013).
Problem No aspiration No sound from motor when buttons depressed Aspiration/fill very slow but no leaking Unit leaks
Sol 1 Filter has been wetted. Replace with 4-000-051. Battery needs to be charged overnight. Rubber insert has cotton plugs blocking flow. Clean out cotton plugs or replace rubber insert (4-000-002). Replace rubber insert (4-000-002).
Sol 2 TC gasket missing in nosepiece, requires one on each end of filter (4-000-057). Battery dead. Replace with (4-000-035). Buttons in valve body dirty. Clean or replace. Poor seal around filter; use Drummond filters (4-000-051).
Sol 3 "Fill" button between speed settings. Rotate until you feel it click into place. Battery damaged by use of non-Drummond charger. Replace battery (4-000-035).   Valve body o-rings need to be replaced. Call Drummond 1-800-523-7480
Problem No aspiration No sound from motor when buttons depressed Aspiration/fill very slow but no leaking Unit leaks
Sol 1 Filter has been wetted. Replace with 4-000-051. Plug in power supply/charger and use unit while it charges. Use only power supply/charger 4-000-065 (-066 Euro; -066-A Australia; -066-E for UK). Rubber insert has cotton plugs blocking flow, clean out cotton plugs or replace rubber insert (4-000-002). Replace rubber insert (4-000-002).
Sol 2 TC gasket missing in nosepiece, requires one on each end of filter (4-000-057). If battery will not hold a charge replace with new battery, (4-000-036). NOTE: Not the same battery as in the other portable units. Buttons in valve body dirty. Clean or replace. Poor seal around filter; use Drummond filters (4-000-051).
Sol 3 "Fill" button between speed settings. Rotate until you feel it click into place.     Valve body o-rings need to be replaced. Call Drummond 1-800-523-7480

Note: Always use the white charger/power supply except for Australian models (4-000-205-A)

Problem No aspiration Unit leaks No sound when handle removed from cradle Aspiration/Fill very slow but no leaking
Sol 1 Filter has been wetted. Replace with 4-000-051 Replace rubber insert (4-000-002). Actuator button is stuck in the down position. Rubber insert has cotton plugs blocking flow. Clean out cotton plugs or replace rubber insert (4-000-002).
Sol 2 TC gasket missing in nosepiece, requires one on each end of filter (4-000-057). Poor seal around filter; use Drummond filters (4-000-051).   Buttons in valve body dirty. Clean or replace.
Sol 3 "Fill" button between speed settings. Rotate until you feel it click into place. Valve body o-rings need to be replaced. Call Drummond 1-800-523-7480.    
Problem Unit will not turn "on" Aliquot inaccurate Programmed aliquot is inaccurate Programmed aliquot is inaccurate but consistent
Sol 1 Hold menu button down until it flashes and turns on Confirm you have the correct pipette settings (volume and brand) Perform CAL. Scroll to OPTNS, press menu; cursor will be on CAL, press menu; scroll to YES, press menu; remove any pipettes, press menu. Scroll to OPTNS, press menu; scroll to OFST, press menu; scroll to YES, press menu; if aliquot is too small, lower OFST value and check/if aliquot is too large, increase OFST value and check.
Sol 2 Unit not plugged into the power supply. Confirm you are using the correct filters, part number 4-000-051-E (essential for accuracy).    
Sol 3 On portable unit using batteries, the battery is not charged.      

Note: We recommend that a CAL be performed each day.

Problem No aspiration No sound from motor when buttons depressed Aspiration/fill very slow but no leaking Unit leaks
Sol 1 Filter has been wetted. Replace with 4-000-051. Unit needs to be recharged. Plug in power supply/charger and use unit while it charges, use only power supply/charger 4-000-065 (-066 Euro; -066-A Australia; -066-E for UK). Rubber insert has cotton plugs blocking flow. Clean out cotton plugs or replace rubber insert (4-000-002). Replace rubber insert (4-000-002).
Sol 2 Open the nosepiece cover and make sure the translucent tube is under the front cover hold-down clip. If not, pinching of the tube will cause slow or no aspiraton.   Buttons in valve body dirty. Clean or replace. Poor seal around filter; use Drummond filters (4-000-051).
Sol 3 "Fill" button between speed settings. Rotate until you feel it click into place.     Valve body o-rings need to be replaced. Call Drummond 1-800-523-7480.

Note: Always use the white charger/power supply except for Australian models (4-000-501-A)