Check all rotors weekly if necessary, clean.
- Clean rotors, lids and adaptors with a 1% solution of a mild non-alkaline detergent such as dishwashing liquid, rinse with distilled water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
- Do not use a strong alkaline laboratory detergent on aluminum rotors, if encrusted material is present, remove it with a soft, twisted bristle brush and a 1% non-alkaline soap solution.
- Decontamination: Given the nature of samples processed in a rotor, biological contamination is possible. For biological contamination of rotors, a 2% glutaraldehyde solution, ethylene oxide or UV radiation are the recommended methods of sterilization. Do not use chlorine bleach on aluminum rotors.
- While autoclaving, rotor components should be separated.
- If sterilization is not necessary, a 70% solution of ethanol can be used. Rinse with ethanol, followed by water and dry with a soft cloth.
- Do not immerse Thermo Scientific Fiberlite rotors; spin to remove liquid.
Updated 5-10-2015 PM