Magnetic Stir Plate

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Reignman
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Magnetic Stir Plate

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I seem to have an issue with my stir bar flying off to the sides of my 5 L flask. I have been using this for 10 years now with no problems. Now, it has decided to fly off to the side no matter what the speed is. This stir bar is the 2 inch one. I have to remove it and use the 1 inch one that came with it. Why now? The magnetic stir plate is still in the same spot I have always used it in. Starting to get on my nerves now. This is the stir plate that OBK sells and has always performed as expected.

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Re: Magnetic Stir Plate

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I have the same problem, have to start really slow, graduallly build up speed.
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Re: Magnetic Stir Plate

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Assuming its the same flask (and that it hasn't picked up a warp), the issue is likely with your stirbar or the magnets in the plate. Try buying a new bar; if that doesn't work you can try to replace the magnets
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Okay, thanks.

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Re: Magnetic Stir Plate

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Yeah same issue with my home build . I usually have to fiddle with moving my containers to get the magnet in its sweet spot prior starting up the plate. I really gotta get a potentiometer

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