A/W Nozzle Replacement & A/W Channel CleaningTotal Scope Inc. is a premier worldwide endoscope repair facility servicing all major endoscope and surgical camera brands.  Total Scope frequently accepts repair orders for A/W nozzle replacement or A/W channel cleaning.  For a quote on a repair contact us or call (800) 471-2255.  Follow these tips to prevent these types of repairs in the future.

Common Cause:

  • Improper care & handling, such as impact with distal end, denting or loosening of nozzle.
  • Debris from cleaning towels can get clogged in nozzle openings.
  • If the channels are not flushed in due time, any substance can harden within the channel leaving a clog.

Prevention Method:

  • After each procedure, flush the A/W channels according to OEM instructions.
  • Clean the scope as soon as possible after procedure to ensure that no material has time to dry and harden within the channel /nozzle.
  • Use only lint-free material when cleaning the scope. Lint can collect in the nozzle and cause blockage.
  • Cleaning attachments with filters or screens should be inspected regularly. Missing screens or filters will allow material to be introduced into channel and caused blockage.
  • Avoid any impact at distal end. The nozzle sits higher than other components at the distal end and will receive the brunt of any trauma.