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I can't get my pump to pump air in my daughters tire. This is my first time using a pump where I have to set the pressure. What do I set the pressure to in order for it to pump the air in the tire?

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You don't have to "set the pressure", that knob is just for your own reference.

Most problems of this sort are due to not getting a good seal with the tire nozzle. Here are some steps to help you along.

1. put the bike on a flat surface
2. spin the wheel so the nozzle is facing upward
3. put the pump end on the nozzle with the lever down (this is a common mistake as older pumps had to start with the lever up)
4. Push the end down on the nozzle and pull the lever up
5. If you hear air escaping, then hold the pump end on the nozzle for the first few pumps.
6. pump it up till its a bit hard but be careful you can pop it.

check out the video for a but more info and good luck!

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