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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a 2 gal
I guess a company called the Fountainhead Group makes a lot of different sprayers other companies. They have repair parts available on their site. I replaced the nozzle and installed fresh gaskets with a kit from Lowes and with info from this site; http://www.creativeworksforchildren.com/how-to-repair-ortho-roundup-garden-pump-sprayer.htm
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
There are many possible reasons for your sprayer not pressurizing. If the pump lever is moving freely and does not seem to be building pressure while pumping it is possible that the O-ring at the valve is damaged, the seal in the pressure regulator is leaking, the piston or the collar is worn. Any of these problems will require disassembly of the unit and inspection of each part. If you do feel resistance building as you pump but quickly loose pressure you likely have leaks in the diaphram, it's seal, the pressure cylinder or the tank itself.
If you are comfortable disassembling the unit and inspecting the parts for wear or damage most of the individual replacement parts are fairly easy to replace and readily available online from Solo or at many retail outlets and supply companies. Solo has done a great job with how-to videos and instructions for each procedure on their web site www.solousa.com
If you are not comfortable disassembling and repairing your sprayer yourself you can try contacting a mower/equipment repair shop in the Redding area as is seems the nearest Authorized Solo sprayer repair center is Cloverdale Saw in Cloverdale CA, 707-894-2273
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
They sell the sprayers and parts at Home Depot, Walmart and other places. I am providing a link for you to look at:
You can click on the store logos and pick out what you want and, they have an 800 number to check stock.
Posted on Jun 12, 2011
SOURCE: My sprayer is new, but
Check under the lid/cover for a rubber gasket. This may have gotten unseated when putting the sprayer top on. It must form a tight seal around the lip of the sprayer top in order to keep the pressure. Alternative: Put water in the sprayer leaving some air on top to build pressure. Put a few drops of dish soap inside and gently stir. Put the cover on, and tilt the sprayer to coat all areas at the top. Start pumping and see where the bubbles come out---there is your leak. If it is near where the sprayer hose enters, and it is a permanent mount, you may have a bad seal. If the sprayer hose unscrews, you may need a new rubber washer inside. If bubbles come out of the wand, or other plastic seams, you may have a crack in the plastic. Depending on the location, you could epoxy over the crack to seal it permanently. Good luck.
Posted on Sep 27, 2011
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