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Maintaining the Beckman Access 2: A Step-by-Step Guide (2023) 🛠️

Maintaining the Beckman Access 2: A Step-by-Step Guide (2023) 🛠️

Hello, readers! 👋 Today, we're going to explore the maintenance process for the Beckman Access 2 machine, an essential tool for amino assays. Let's get started!

Step 1: Accessing Maintenance Review 🖥️

The first step in your maintenance routine is to check the machine's status.

  1. Click on the 'Menu' and select 'Maintenance Review'.
  2. Make sure everything is within range, including the incubator, wash carousel, and fluidic module.

Step 2: Checking the Fluidic Module 💧

The fluidic module, or the bottles, should be checked for any leaks. As long as there are no leakages, you're good to go!

Step 3: Cleaning the Wash Carousel Probes 🧹

Next, it's time to clean the wash carousel probes.

  1. Open the wash carousel to access the probes.
  2. Use an alcohol wipe to clean the probes. You can pull them out for a deeper clean if necessary.

Step 4: Priming the Substrate 🔄

To prime the substrate:

  1. Click on 'Menu', then 'Diagnostics', and finally 'Prime Fluidics'.
  2. Select 'Substrate' and click 'Start Priming'.

Step 5: Running the Daily System Clean 🧼

To run the daily system clean:

  1. Click on 'Sample Manager'.
  2. Scan a rack and load it into the machine.
  3. Go to 'F4' and click on 'Maintenance Request'.
  4. Select 'Daily Clean' and click 'OK'.

You can also select 'Special Clean' for a more thorough clean, or 'No Clean' if no cleaning is necessary.

Step 6: Loading the Rack and Running the System Check 🏁

Finally, load the rack with the necessary cups and solutions, then run the system check.

  1. Load the rack with the necessary cups and solutions.
  2. Click 'Load the Rack'.
  3. Once the rack is loaded, click 'Run'.

And that's it! You're now a master of maintaining the Beckman Access 2 machine. Remember, the more you explore and learn about the machine, the more efficiently you can use it. Happy labbing! 🥼

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