Darkroom/Film Washer

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The darkroom has an Aqua-Vac film washer, for washing processed film. When operating normally, the washer automatically fills with water then completely drains every 20-30s.


  1. Put the film washer in the sink with the drain outlet (larger white tube) facing the direction of the sink drain.
  2. Attach the hose to the smaller white tube and screw it onto one of the tempered water taps.
  3. Set the Intellifaucet to the temperature you want to wash the film at.
  4. Turn on the flow of water so that the film washer fills up within 10-15 seconds.
  5. Drop your film in and wait while it's washed!


  • Water fills to top and drains properly, but never fills again, just leaks out the drain continually.
    • Flow is too high. Decrease the flow, empty the unit, and try again.
  • Water doesn't reach the top of the film reel in a reasonable amount of time.
    • Flow is too low. Increase the flow until the washer fills in 10-15 seconds.
  • Water overflows the unit instead of draining.
    • Give the top of the vacuum chamber (plastic bit glued to the side of the main pipe) a hard tap.