Check the water saturation level

The water will slowly become saturated with PVA after each use. It is possible to use the water in the PVA Removal Station for more than one print or cycle, but higher PVA saturation levels of the water negatively impact the efficiency. Using fresh water will speed up the cleaning process. It is recommended to regularly check the saturation level.

Tip: Turn off the PVA Removal Station using the power button when checking the water saturation. The container illumination could interfere with the inspection.

  1. Remove the top cover and lift the rinsing basket out of the container.
  2. Look down into the PVA Removal Station at the saturation indicator at the bottom. This is located on top of the magnetic rotor.
  3. Determine if the ring can be divided into two colored segments.
  4. If the ring appears as one uniform color, the water is saturated with PVA and the water should be disposed of.
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Fresh water

The ring on the rotor can still clearly be divided into separate segments

Saturated water

The water looks yellowish and the segments on the rotor ring are hard to distinguish


Note: Highly saturated water will increase the motor load and increase cleaning time. For optimum performance of the Ultimaker PVA Removal Station, refresh the water immediately when the indication label is not visible anymore or when the water has not been refreshed for 1 month.

If the water is still fresh enough, you can use it for another print. If it appears too saturated, follow the instructions for disposing of the water and refilling the container.

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