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Pump does not work 2gallon spectraside sprayer

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Pour about one cup of water with a dash ( tablespoon) of liquid dish washing solution onto the top of the container trying to get as much of the mixture into the handle void of the sprayer chamber. You are trying to lubricate and clean the pump. If this doesn't help the pump to build up pressure then you can look for two clips around the top where the handle and bump body are connected. If you can seperate these two parts you can see the O-ring at the bottom of the pump handle and confirm it is clean and smooth. Rub some crisco yes, crisco on it to get it lubricated and put back the plunger into the body and make sure the clips snap back together. Now turn the completed piece upside down and see the little round rubber piece? Carefully rotate it and confirm that it fits snugly onto the bottom of the assembly. Do not pull it out!! If it is old it may break. So far are you still with me?? Good! Put it back together ( putting a little crisco on the gasket between the tank and the pump assembly won't hurt here either) try to pump up the pressure. We done yet?? No? builds pressure but won't spray? Well on to the wand. Feel lucky?? Take off the wand AFTER the spray valve the thing you push to get the spray out. Try to see if the water comes out easily under the pressure you pumped up. Careful, at the very least you have the soapy water plus God know what left over in the tank as you do this. We just want to see if there is any blockage from the tank to the valve. Unless you got foreign matter into the tank of the sprayer this should not have a blockage here. You can take the valve apart but it can be a problem sometimes PLUS Remove the pressure before you do it. Work your way down to the tip to see where the blockage is. Most often it is at the tip just behind the removable cap. The cap itself can become blocked. I carefully blow out any crud. I use air from my lungs blowing from my mouth but do not recommend this method especially if posions are being used. More often it is the holes in the wand that allow the pressured spray to come out. A paper clip works great here. Bend open and clean out the holes. DO NOT use the paper clip on the cap!! you will enlarge the hole and ruin the spray pattern. If after all this you still can't get it to work properly sometimes using some of those lime away products can clean out the hardened crud.

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