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Top 5 Signs That You Should Service or Replace Your Lab Washer

Top 5 Signs That You Should Service or Replace Your Lab Washer

The washer is not suited to the types/sizes of glassware you need to wash and cannot be easily or economically upgraded or modified to accommodate the glassware.
Your current washer isn’t high-capacity enough to handle the high volumes of glassware you need to wash.
You have an older machine that is loud or isn’t very efficient and is becoming too costly to use and maintain, in terms of both money and the environment. The machine may also be taking up too much space in the lab—a stackable unit may be better suited to the space.
You are getting into new applications and your current instrument doesn’t have all the features you need, such as secure controls and cycle documentation and fail-safe cycles and program monitoring for pharmaceuticals applications.
Any mechanical problems, such as the heating elements not heating the water to the desired temperature or taking too long to do so, strange noises, cleanliness of the water, or issues with the circulation pumps are usually signs that you need to do some maintenance or even replace your washer if these problems won’t go away.

Top 6 Questions That You Should Ask When Buying a Lab Washer

How is the product manufactured? Ask about the quality of the materials used and the product life expectation based on manufacturing testing. Also find out about the product’s warranty.
What differentiates the lab washer from others offered in terms of performance?
Does the company offer application support and technical phone support before and after product installation?
How sustainable is the product? Ask the company to provide details on energy and water consumption as well as the recycle ability of the product.
If the product is discontinued, for how many years does the company provide accessories and parts for the washer?
Finally, ask about the cost of the purchase—not just the price of the product being installed but the total cost of ownership, which includes price, service expectations, warranty, etc.

Recently Released Lab Washers

Reliance 100 Series

  • Includes three different models
  • Reliance 100: designed to hold general glassware such as beakers, utensils, test tubes, petri dishes and other wide-mouth items
  • Reliance 100LS: designed to clean and dry narrow neck glassware such as volumetric and Erlenmeyer flasks and pipettes
  • Reliance 100XLS: designed for cleaning and drying of narrow neck glassware in contamination sensitive or critical applications


1400 LXP

  • Features 316 L stainless steel chamber, injection washing and drying on 1 to 3 levels
  • Includes microprocessor with 40 user defined programs and jet racks interchangeable between all levels
  • Ergonomic loading height and top-loading chemical storage compartment
  • Achieves life cycle cost savings through water conservation, lower chemical and power usage


FlaskScrubber® 33 and SteamScrubber® 33

  • Come in a new height of 33” to accommodate lower countertops in the laboratory
  • SteamScrubbers have top and bottom racks that accommodate a wide variety of glassware shapes and sizes—primarily beakers
  • FlaskScrubbers have lower spindle racks that hold up to 36 pieces of narrow-necked glassware
  • All racks are interchangeable among washers


PG 8535 and PG 8536

  • Reduce the daily workload and guarantee clean glassware for analytical experiments
  • “Perfect” features provide safeguards to ensure the consistent reproducible reprocessing of laboratory glassware
  • PG 8535: handles 37 narrow necked flasks, 96 pipettes, 1600 test tubes
  • PG 8536: handles 66 narrow necked flasks, 116 pipettes, 1600 test tubes


Lab Washer Manufacturers








Thermo Fisher Scientific