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The handle that should release the fertilizer, does not work.

Squeeze the handle, push fertilizer comes out....
P.S. I tightened the wire by turning the "thingy", but still no fertilizer.

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With the bucket empty and the handle pulled open are ther holes in the botom of the bucketif not its jammed shut just needs cleaning with wd40

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