Low Used Abrasive Collection Rate

After a Cut you may notice that the amount of Used Abrasive collected in the Used Abrasive Buckets is lower than you would expect. It may be the case that after a Cut, there isn’t any Used Abrasive in the Buckets. This is not normal behavior; there are some things you can do to help improve the Used Abrasive collection of your WAZER.

Check: Is there an excess of Used Abrasive built up in the Tank? Reach your hand in around
the Cut Bed and feel if there is a pile of Used Abrasive filling the Tank.

Root Cause: If you allow too much Used Abrasive to build up in the Tank, the Filters that suction up Used Abrasive in the corners of the Tank can become clogged or packed too tight.

Corrective Action: Run a few extra Tank Cleaning cycles by following the instructions in Maintenance > Maintenance Procedures > Tank Cleaning Cycle.

Check: Is the flow rate of the Used Abrasive Grommets low? Select Setup & Maintenance > Maintenance > Used Abr. Collect on the Control Panel. Remove the Front Tank Cover and find the Used Abrasive Grommets on the right and left sides of the WAZER. How strong are the water streams flowing from these Grommets?

Root Cause: If the flow is weak, there is likely an air bubble or abrasive clogging the Filtration System. Once you clear out the Filtration System it should perform efficiently.

Corrective Action: Follow the procedure in Maintenance > Maintenance Procedures > Cleaning the Filtration System to clear the Filtration System. Once the System is clear, follow Maintenance > Maintenance Procedures > Tank Cleaning Cycle to collect any Used Abrasive you may have missed while the Filtration System was clogged.

General Guidelines:
Step 1: Check if we abrasive is working correctly and check for obstructions in venturis -> run cleaning mode if good
Step 2: Unclogging wet abrasive (check to see if the wet abrasive suction system is working properly. To do this take the wet abrasive bucket cover off, turn your machine on, and go to setup and maintenance> maintenance > used abr. collect. Give it 10-20 seconds to prime itself, but then observe the flow of water coming out of the fittings and going into the wet abrasive bins. If the water stream is anemic and doesn't pump into the wet abrasive bins, put your fingers over the top of the fittings to plug them for 5 seconds and then release. This should prime and back-flush the system
Step 3: Cleaning out the tank

Remember to run the tank cleaning cycle between cuts (especially if you are doing long cuts). You can find the procedure under Maintenance > Maintenance Procedures > Tank Cleaning Cycle.

Full Machine Reset

Clean out the dry abrasive: Same procedure you performed before, make sure the dry abrasive hose is fully situated into the cutting head (no O-rings visible).
Clean out the main tank: This involves removing the cutting bed to scoop out all the abrasive in the tank
Level the Cutting Bed: See above directions
Get the machine topped off with water (top of the cutting bed) and check to see if the wet abrasive suction system is working properly

[CAUTION] Bacteria can build up in the standing water of the tank. Any injuries or cuts, even minor ones, should be treated with caution. If you have an open wound avoid contact with the water or wear gloves that do not expose you to the tank water.