How to recover samples from your Eppendorf 5424 and 5424R micro centrifuge ?

Are your samples stuck in your Eppendorf 5424 or Eppendorf 5424R micro centrifuge ?
If so then it is possible you have experienced a problem with the centrifuge.
We have put together a short video to show you how to recover your samples using the emergency lid release.


Please leave enough time for the rotor inside your centrifuge to slow down and stop spinning. You need to be 100% sure that the rotor has stopped spinning before carrying out the manual override procedure.

Failure to do this could result in serious injury.

If you are unsure about doing this please contact a trained centrifuge engineer.

Here is a link to the manual on the manufacturers website.
We always recommend following the procedure as detailed by the manufacturer, this can be found on page 41.