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Moisture Evaporator Maintenance
The Wise Crack - March-April 2005
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On occasion, we have had customers send back their moisture evaporator for
warranty issues. Sending the tool back is a hassle and results in down time,
unless you have more than one moisture evaporator. You’ll be glad to know that
in most cases, having to send the tool back to us can be avoided with a simple
procedure that you can do yourself. The most common reason for moisture
evaporator failure is because the contact points need to be cleaned.
UNPLUG MOISTURE EVAPORATOR PRIOR TO CLEANING!!
To clean the contact points:
1. Remove the end cap from the moisture evaporator. The end cap is the 1/8” thick, black plastic piece that is on the opposite end of the cord. We have found that the best way to pop this off is with a small, straight head screwdriver.
2. With the cap removed, look inside the moisture evaporator. You will notice that each time you press the start button, there is a spring inside that compresses. In the center of that spring, there are two pieces of metal that serve as contact points. One contact point moves up and down when the start button is pressed. The other contact point is stationary and is connected to the red base.
3. Use a small, straight head screwdriver and scrape the two flat surfaces of the contact points. This will remove any residue from the two surfaces that may have accumulated over time.
If this does not work after the first cleaning, repeat the process above. After two cleanings, if your moisture evaporator still doesn’t work, there may be a more serious problem which would require returning the evaporator to Delta Kits.