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My Minuteman c46000-00 isn't pumping any fluid through the jets. Would this be an alkaline problem, and if so, will baking soda and vinegar clear it up?
Also, where can I get a fix-it manual for this unit.
Does anyone know how old this unit might be??
Tks for your help!
Rick

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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