this is just a guess, but I would check the paraffin lines and/or the levels
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carla M Conway"
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 10:54 AM
Subject: [Histonet] paraffin processing problem
> I have an LX120 tissue processor. The paraffin infiltration time is
> programmed for three 1hour stations. Sometime last night a problem
> occurred during the paraffin cycle (unfortunately, we do not have a
> printout or record of when it happened). This morning the Fill Failure
> alarm was sounding and tissues were not soaking in paraffin as they should
> have been. There was only paraffin residue in the processing chamber, so
> know that the tissues were exposed to paraffin but don't know for how
> What should I do? I do not want to overprocess them in paraffin, but don't
> want them underinfiltrated either. The tissues are staghorn sculpin hearts
> and livers.
> Thanks so much for your help,
> Carla Conway
> Western Fisheries Research Center
> 6505 NE 65th St.
> Seattle, WA 98115
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