My Electric Power Spray Rig Won’t Pump – Why?

My Electric Power Spray Rig Won’t Pump – Why?

Posted by Andrew Greess on Sep 2, 2012

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Electric Power Spray Rig used for weeds was brought in. Client reports Shurflo pump won’t spray. We took the pump apart and decided that was not the problem.

Photo shows the blue sludge that found at the bottom of the tank, clogging everything.

Some chemicals, in this case herbicides, don’t combine well. Potential problems: down time, missed appointments, repair expense, over time, wasted gas returning to the job site, etc.

This problem can be easily avoided. It is critical that you periodically clean out your power sprayer tank to prevent this type of thing from happening. Read my post in Spray Equipment Tank Cleanout.