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ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
TE-6000 Series, TE-6070, TE-6070D, TE-6070BL, TE-6070D-BL, TE-6070V, TE-6070DV, TE-6070V-BL, TE-
6070DV-BL PM10 Samplers:
A regular maintenance schedule will allow a monitoring network to operate for longer periods of time
without system failure. Many users find the adjustments in routine maintenance frequencies are
necessary due to the operational demands on their sampler(s). We recommend that the following
cleaning and maintenance activities be observed until a stable operating history of the sampler has been
established.
1. Inspect all gaskets (including motor cushion) to assure they are in good shape and that
they seal properly. For the PM-10 Inlet to seal properly, all gaskets must function
properly and retain their resilience. Replace when necessary.
2. Power cords should be periodically inspected for good connections and for cracks
(replace if necessary).
CAUTION: Do not allow power cord or outlets to be immersed in water.
3. Inspect the filter screen and remove any foreign deposits.
4. Inspect the filter media holder frame gasket each sample period. This gasket must
make an airtight seal.
5. For Brush type systems: Check or replace motor brushes every 300 to 500 hours. If
motor has exhausted brush changes, then replace motor.
6. Insure the elapsed time indicator is operating by watching under power.
7. Be certain the continuous flow recorder pen is making contact with the chart and
depositing ink each sample period. Be sure the door is sealed completely. Tubing
should be inspected for crimps or cracks. Replace when necessary.
8. Clean shim plate periodically, excess dirt will cause false reading and bounce of heavier
particulate. See Section SAMPLER OPERATION
9. Be certain the alignment pins are aligning properly. The upper and lower tubs must have
an airtight seal.
Be careful not to bend any parts of inlet out of their original aerodynamic shape, mainly the hood,
acceleration nozzle plate, nozzles and vent tubes.
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