Table 3-7. Reid Vapor Pressure Bomb Bath Troubleshooting
TEST OR INSPECTION
1. LOSS OF TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF BATH WATER.
Check if stirrer motor is malfunctioning.
a. Check electrical connections to stirrer motor.
b. Check stirrer rod (may be bent) and propeller (may be missing).
Insure proper water
Correct applicable defect.
Check heater element for malfunction.
Check electrical connections and insure proper power supply to elements. Using an electrical
circuit tester, insure proper function of elements. Correct applicable defect.
Check thermoregulator for malfunction.
a. Check thermoregulator. Reset and calibrate as required.
b. Check location of thermoregulator. Restore to proper location as required.
Check condition of thermoregulator. Replace if cracked or broken.
d. Reset if bubbles are noted in mercury columns.
Check for improper water level.
Add water as required up to overflow tube level.