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What is the typical maintenance needed on my finisher?

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Cleanliness is one of the most important things in operating and prolonging the life of the finisher. Lint, water, boiler carryover, re-deposition; these are the major enemies of the finisher.

Steam heated machines:

  • Keep the lint filters clean
  • Inspect at least weekly and clean if necessary the blower wheel(s)
  • Inspect at least weekly and clean if necessary the bottom side of the steam coil(s)
  • Clean the interior of the steam section and hot air finishing section as needed
  • Clean the top of the finisher as well as airflow motors weekly

Gas heated machines:

  • Keep the lint filters clean – both main airflow and combustion air
  • Inspect at least weekly and clean if necessary the blower wheel(s)
  • Clean the interior of the steam section and hot air finishing section as needed
  • Clean the top of the finisher periodically as needed
  • Inspect air plenums periodically as needed
  • If your flame is yellow and you are creating block soot, it may be time to remove the ductwork going from the combustion blower to the bottom of the burner. Remove the ductwork, vacuum out the combustion blower and the baffles on the bottom of the burner. Also, inspect and clean the ductwork itself. Inspect and verify all components are free of defects. This process should be done yearly.