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Power Painter (317E) Seizing

Posted by Brad Richards on September 20th, 1998 04:37 PM

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I recently purchased a Wagner Power Painter model 317E (110 Watts).
I've run about three gallons through it so far (all latex, but
thinned appropriately). It's been extremely frustrating to use,
though, as the piston seizes in the cylinder every five minutes
or so and I have to disassemble and clean the unit to get it running

I clean the unit very well after each use, and have put it away
oiled and ready to go each time. I've tried the 1.5 quart paint
container and the larger backpack, but get the same seizing behavior
with both.

I've heard that the pison will seize if the sprayer encounters air
bubbles in the paint, but I've been careful to stir the paint gently
and keep the paint level well above the suction tube.

Has anyone had the same problem with their sprayer? Any suggestions
on how to get it to spray without seizing?


Brad Richards

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