Routine maintenance tips to keep your dry cabinet in optimal condition

How can you apply actions from the checklist to different scenarios

What are the benefits of regular maintenance for your dry cabinet?

Like all electronics, maintenance is a must for dry cabinets. Having to stay on schedule may seem like a chore, but the benefits can far outweigh the effort. Let’s take a look at the advantages regular maintenance can have for dry cabinets.

 

Extended lifespan

Routine maintenance can prolong the lifespan of your dry cabinet. Through regular cleaning, you can prevent the accumulation of dirt and debris from affecting the items stored within. Ensuring that your dry cabinet is functioning at its best, a well-maintained cabinet will not have to work as hard to reach the desired humidity level.

 

Prevents malfunction

If your dry cabinet were to malfunction, your items that are stored inside could be at risk of damage from moisture or other environmental factors. By sticking to your maintenance schedule, your mind can be put at ease that the seals, sensors, and other working parts are functioning as intended.

 

Avoid costly repairs

By detecting minor issues early on through regular maintenance, they can be prevented from developing into larger, more expensive problems. For example, if you notice a malfunctioning seal or fluctuating humidity levels, you can address them before they worsen. This approach can save you time and money in the long run by avoiding the need for costly repairs and replacements.   

What is the checklist for routine maintenance tasks?

If you are not sure where to start, we have come up with a list of routine maintenance tasks that you can carry out whenever the scheduled date rolls around. While having a list on hand may seem excessive, we believe it is better to be safe than sorry and ensure all necessary steps are taken when it comes to caring for your dry cabinet.

 

Cleaning the interior

Use a soft lint-free cloth to give the walls, shelves, and interior of the dry cabinet a wipe-down. Remember to do so with gentle motions and avoid the usage of harsh chemicals or abrasive materials as they can damage the dry cabinet.

 

Inspect humidity levels

Read the hygrometer to check the humidity levels inside your dry cabinet to prevent the risk of damage to the items kept inside. You should also check the humidity controls to see if they are calibrated correctly.

Check the seals and gaskets

Check the seals and gaskets for signs of wear and tear and get in touch with our service centre  for maintenance if they are too worn out. You can do this by looking for cracks, tears, or areas where the seal is no longer making contact with the cabinet. If they are damaged, moisture can leak into the dry cabinet and put your items at risk.

Maintain proper ventilation

Have a look at the space where your dry cabinet is placed. Make sure it is not blocked by furniture and has adequate ventilation. This helps prevent your dry cabinet from overheating and ensures that your dry cabinet continues to operate efficiently.

Why should you follow manufacturer guidelines when performing maintenance?

Warranty protection

Manufacturers may list adherence to a list of terms and conditions or instructions for repair as a condition of continued warranty protection for the dry cabinet. We recommend following these guidelines to keep your warranty valid and avoid any unexpected costs for repairs or replacement parts.

Safety

The guidelines often include instructions on how to safely use the dry cabinet. This could include placing it away from heat sources and using it in a well-ventilated area. These instructions are to protect not only the user but also the dry cabinet.

 

Avoid damaging the dry cabinet

It may be tempting to try certain shortcuts or hacks when performing maintenance on your dry cabinet; however, please avoid doing so. This may void the warranty, leading to costly repairs or the need for a replacement. Therefore, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and get in touch with a professional if there is a need to do so.

How can you apply actions from the checklist to different scenarios?

Moisture build-up

If you notice a build-up of moisture, it may be due to the dry cabinet being placed in a high-humidity environment. You should also check the dehumidifier for signs of malfunction, especially when there is an increase in humidity levels to 70% or 80%. This may also be caused by the humidity being set at an incorrect level, which may require a recalibration of the humidity settings.

 

Unresponsive controls

If the controls of your dry cabinet are unresponsive, check the power supply to see if it is connected properly. If there is no problem with the power supply, but the controls are still malfunctioning, it may be an issue with the control panel. We recommend contacting a qualified technician for further repairs.

Poor ventilation

Poor ventilation could be the result of your dry cabinet being placed in a location where airflow is being blocked. If left unresolved, it could potentially lead to overheating and reduced efficiency. This matter could be resolved by simply moving the cabinet to a well-ventilated area with sufficient airflow.

Tips for ensuring the reliability of your dry cabinet

Avoid overloading

It might be tempting to stuff your dry cabinet with as many items as possible, but overloading can do more harm than good. When you overcrowd the cabinet, you restrict airflow, which can make it harder for the cabinet to maintain the right humidity levels. Make sure your items are spaced out and not blocking any ventilation areas.

Don’t ignore issues

If you notice any fluctuations in humidity, or anything else that may seem wrong, don’t ignore them. Addressing them early on can prevent them from getting worse or potentially rendering your cabinet irreparable.

Inspect the dry cabinet for damage

Don’t just focus your attention on the seals and gaskets. Be sure to give your entire dry cabinet a once-over for any signs of damage. Check for cracks, dents, or rust on the cabinet’s exterior, as well as any indicators of water damage or corrosion on the interior surfaces.

Get in touch with our service centre for repairs

Our service centre is staffed with professionals who are always happy to help you with repairs for your dry cabinet, especially when it comes to issues related to humidity. With our skills and knowledge, we provide a range of servicing options for the dehumidifier that can suit your needs.

Are you interested in more maintenance tips for your dry cabinet?

 If you have questions about keeping your dry cabinet in optimal condition? Contact us now at Digi-Cabi and we will get back to you soon.

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