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Troubleshooting an Oxygen Snyder Machine

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When it’s a busy day on the floor, the last thing you want to deal with is malfunctioning equipment. Medical Equipment Specialist Catherine Raffaell walks through a common error that occurs in our Oxygen Snyder Units at DoveLewis, and how to address the problem.


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Alternatively you can used a towel to pat the bottom of the coils and removed more water.
Also, the manufacturer recommends keeping compartment ‘B’ closed during this process because it doesn’t not circulate air the same way; air should continuously pass over the heating element during this drying out process in order to keep it cool and circulate the warm air through the unit and the coils to dry them out more effectively. According to Snyder’s user manual for this machine, this also presents a fire risk by leaving door ‘B’ off.