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Old 01-25-2012, 02:20 PM
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Wand on Shurflo Elec backpack pooping out

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I have used my Shurflo Elec backpack for a few seasons now, and have noticed that the plastic wand/cone nozzle is not functioning to my liking. The lever/valve is 'sticky', IOW, it does not always turn on flow reliably when I push the lever, nor does it instantly turn off flow when I let go of the lever.
Undoubtedly a good cleaning would probably do it as the sticker I used has probably gummed it up. BUT, it is a cheap wand, should I just get a new one and if so what are good ones to get?
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:30 PM
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Save the money WD-40
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:36 PM
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Rick down in Florida had some supplier once that he suggested for the replacement. All of mine are petered out too, I have to manually pull the trigger up, they suck, but the backpacks rock.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:14 PM
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ric got his wand from TSC(tractor supply) do a search on srs600 for americanlawn he got some wands from another supplier...
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:36 PM
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I would lube first the new wand will fix it but you will get the same problem down the road. I wouldn't use WD40 it will only last 40 sec i would try some thing like fluid film. I lube my chem lawn gun and back pack wands a couple times a year.

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Old 01-25-2012, 09:57 PM
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Sure...take it apart and lube with vaseline, grease or silicone grease. Do that at least once per year, more if you use it a lot. Replace O-ring at nozzle if it is swollen or bad.

For new wands you can use the wand from a hand sprayer, they are inexpensive.
http://www.amazon.com/Gilmour-R14C-S.../dp/B00004RA2S
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