Replied to 's post on August 16th, 2012

When the lid opens it falls back down and closes again. Any idea how to fix it?

avatar: Glenn PICKETT
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Replied to 's post on August 16th, 2012

Hi there,

This seems to be low pressure in the gas struts, maybe a leak, otherwise they would keep the lid up. This can occasionally happen if you are unlucky; otherwise is more probable (for any centrifuge) after a few years, depending on frequency of use.

It is also seen when a centrifuge has been stored in a very cold place, in which case the gas pressure drops without any leak taking place. I expect that the gas struts need replacing; you can't easily recharge them. Check them individually, one might be OK but not strong enough to keep the lid up on its own.

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