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Siphon hose sprays water out rather than si phoning chemical into the water mix

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  • boskone May 23, 2009

    I have the same problem, It started abruptly. When the wand is in the low pressure setting, the siphon works too well and will **** down a gallon of cleaning fluid in about ten minuites, when it's in the high pressure setting the pressure is greatly reduced due to the water spraying from the siphon port. I have disassembled and checked all of the check valve components and they seem fine, but the problem continues......advice anyone?

  • boskone May 23, 2009

    I have the same problem, It started abruptly. When the wand is in the low pressure setting, the siphon works too well and will **** down a gallon of cleaning fluid in about ten minuites, when it's in the high pressure setting the pressure is greatly reduced due to the water spraying from the siphon port. I have disassembled and checked all of the check valve components and they seem fine, but the problem continues......advice anyone?



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SOURCE: cleaning solution isn't siphoning to washer wand

you need to use i believe the black tip where there in least pressure it does not work with pressure

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