Q: For some reason the sterilizer’s pressure drops dramatically on a random basis near the end of a cycle. The seal and valve both appear okay. Why would this be happening?

A: Losing pressure at the end of a run is usually caused by not enough water in the chamber to begin the cycle, leakage from steam trap, drain, door gasket, safety or possibly the fast exhaust solenoid.

If there wasn’t any water remaining in the chamber after the cycle, then you need to find out where the steam went. The problem is mostly because of the steam trap.

Another reason that this could be happening is that the timer might not be working properly. With some of the old Market Forges, the timer wouldn’t work correctly for some cycles.

Check the reasons listed above and inspect for any of these problems.

Thank you –
~Shlomo Savyon
Your Sterilizer expert