It sounds like the retraction feature isn't working or is disabled. Consult
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patty Dunlop"
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 5:21 PM
Subject: [Histonet] sections rolling - need ribbon!
> Hello Histonetters,
> We just opened a new lab and I am practicing on all the equipment this
> to make sure everything is working properly before we go live.
> Having a problem - I can't get ribbons to form on the microtome. They
> rolling up on me and sometimes rise up with the block. I am using a brand
> new Leica RM 2255, and have tried clearance angles of 4, 5, and 6. Am
> Accu-edge disposable blades, and am icing blocks before trying for
> sections. We are doing mostly small GI biopsies, so they are small
> Any suggestions would be appreciated!
> Patty, HTL (ASCP)
> Monterey Bay GI Consultants
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