Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

kustodian

Collapse

Adsense Classic 1

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • kustodian

    I have a kustodian that isn't spraying cleaner. I've replaced all filters, blew out all the lines, even went so far as to replace the pump. Its still not spraying worth a darn. I can use the prime pump button but can only get decent spray out of 3 jets. But when the machine is being ran it barely sprays out of one. Is it that my pump is starving for power? Not getting enough juice to really pump? Why would it spray better with the prime button but not on the lanes? This is a major headache. About ready to throw this machine in the river. Before I replaced this pump the last pump blew a fuse (1st fuse in 4 years) the last pump was run dry for about 6 lanes on at least 2 occassions, and was also running a mixture of oil and cleaner because one of my ex employees wasn't so bright.

    I did notice that my machine plug has a couple of posts that aren't exactly tight, and there is some gunk on the wires just as it comes out of the boot.

    Any help is appreciated, thanks

  • #2
    Re: kustodian

    Pay very close attention to the jets they may have very fine grit in them
    the reason it sprays better with the prime button it that you press it down for longer
    you could change your spray on time in the program to a longer duration that may make some improvement or you could reduce your spray off time so the sprays are closer together
    we have had no trouble with ours on the factory settings but we did change the last spray distance
    to 50 feet
    i don't need mods, i am a bloody genius

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: kustodian

      Casey, A few things to check, would be the vent valve; as this machine is 4+ years old, i am assuming that you still have the electrical vent valve on the cleaner supply tank. Next would be the In-tank filter, Also, check the lines from the cleaner supply tank to the cleaner pump, if the machine is sucking air through any of the fittings.
      Ex-Mech
      The 45/70 Goverment is the only Goverment I trust

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: kustodian

        The ends of the hoses should be cut at a 45 degree angle so if the hose gets in any coupling it won't persay bottom out. I had a hose that was cut 180 and had the same problem, I gave the hose some angle and everything was back to normal. So, check all connections and pull them apart starting at the pump until you find the problem.


        Drill
        Drill

        David Bolt
        Champaign, IL
        USBC Silver Coach
        IBPSIA BOD
        IBPSIA Advanced
        Technical Certified
        Pro Shops

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: kustodian

          Originally posted by Drillmn300:
          The ends of the hoses should be cut at a 45 degree angle so if the hose gets in any coupling it won't persay bottom out. I had a hose that was cut 180 and had the same problem
          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Just curious... how do you cut a hose 180 degrees [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img]

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: kustodian

            Originally posted by Larry The Table Guy:
            </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Drillmn300:
            The ends of the hoses should be cut at a 45 degree angle so if the hose gets in any coupling it won't persay bottom out. I had a hose that was cut 180 and had the same problem
            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Just curious... how do you cut a hose 180 degrees [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img] </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Parallel to the bottom of the tank.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: kustodian

              Inline filter from cleaner tank if not cleaned or even proper one cuts down on fluid flow which cuts out your spray results too.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: kustodian

                I have the kustodian had a problem like that and it was the cap on the pump had hairline crack in it so it could not get the pressure it needed.
                TJC

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: kustodian

                  Originally posted by 82/70 king:
                  </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Larry The Table Guy:
                  </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Drillmn300:
                  The ends of the hoses should be cut at a 45 degree angle so if the hose gets in any coupling it won't persay bottom out. I had a hose that was cut 180 and had the same problem
                  <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Just curious... how do you cut a hose 180 degrees [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img] </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Parallel to the bottom of the tank. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">LOL... yes Jerry, I know you're sticking up for your brother (and that's admirable)... but technically the hose itself would be cut at a 90 degree angle.

                  It would be a fun game to play with a pinchaser though. "Here son, go cut this hose off at a 180 degree angle".... "Whadayamean you can't"!? "Aww hell, just cut it off at 360 degrees then" [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: kustodian

                    Originally posted by Larry The Table Guy:
                    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Drillmn300:
                    The ends of the hoses should be cut at a 45 degree angle so if the hose gets in any coupling it won't persay bottom out. I had a hose that was cut 180 and had the same problem
                    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Just curious... how do you cut a hose 180 degrees [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img] </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">You heat it up until it is at the right temperature.
                    Drill

                    David Bolt
                    Champaign, IL
                    USBC Silver Coach
                    IBPSIA BOD
                    IBPSIA Advanced
                    Technical Certified
                    Pro Shops

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: kustodian

                      Originally posted by Drillmn300:
                      You heat it up until it is at the right temperature.
                      <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">LOL...thanks Drill [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                      You know, this really isn't fair. You two are like "The Joker" and "The Riddler"...
                      and I'm just Batman flying solo without a Robin.

                      Jim Dorsin where are you when I need you???

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: kustodian

                        Originally posted by Larry The Table Guy:
                        </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Drillmn300:
                        You heat it up until it is at the right temperature.
                        <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">LOL...thanks Drill [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                        You know, this really isn't fair. You two are like "The Joker" and "The Riddler"...
                        and I'm just Batman flying solo without a Robin.

                        Jim Dorsin where are you when I need you???
                        </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">LMAO [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                        Still here. just a watchin now.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: kustodian

                          Originally posted by EX-MECH:
                          Casey, A few things to check, would be the vent valve; as this machine is 4+ years old, i am assuming that you still have the electrical vent valve on the cleaner supply tank. Next would be the In-tank filter, Also, check the lines from the cleaner supply tank to the cleaner pump, if the machine is sucking air through any of the fittings.
                          Ex-Mech
                          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Fixed. The vent line going back to the tank is smaller at the end than the rest of the line. If anyone has messed with it or replaced it with regular line, it won't work.
                          Still here. just a watchin now.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: kustodian

                            Originally posted by Larry The Table Guy:
                            </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by 82/70 king:
                            </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Larry The Table Guy:
                            </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Drillmn300:
                            The ends of the hoses should be cut at a 45 degree angle so if the hose gets in any coupling it won't persay bottom out. I had a hose that was cut 180 and had the same problem
                            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Just curious... how do you cut a hose 180 degrees [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img] </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Parallel to the bottom of the tank. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">LOL... yes Jerry, I know you're sticking up for your brother (and that's admirable)... but technically the hose itself would be cut at a 90 degree angle.

                            It would be a fun game to play with a pinchaser though. "Here son, go cut this hose off at a 180 degree angle".... "Whadayamean you can't"!? "Aww hell, just cut it off at 360 degrees then" [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                            </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Wade, Robins in limbo for now…So I’ll give you a hand against the tag team from hell. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                            Using crude measuring equipment such as drill bits, I found:
                            The inside diameter of 1/4” tubing is 1/8” with 1/16” wall.
                            The reduced hole in the coupling is 3/16” with 1/32” wall.
                            The distance from the wall of the coupling to the center of the “O” ring is 3/16”.

                            Using the above data…a 45 degree cut would extend the bottom of the cut 1/16” past the center of the “O” ring and you would have a leak. According to my calculations and measurements you would need to cut the angle (measured from the top) greater than 53.13 degrees to 90 degrees to keep fluid from leaking past the “O” ring

                            A 90 degree cut would not restrict any flow since the reduced hole for the coupling is 1/16” larger than the hole for the tubing. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

                            Triac

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: kustodian

                              Originally posted by Larry The Table Guy:
                              You know, this really isn't fair. You two are like "The Joker" and "The Riddler"...
                              and I'm just Batman flying solo without a Robin.
                              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">You are more like the Lone Ranger.

                              Comment

                              Topic Starter RibbonScript

                              Collapse

                              Adsense Classic 2

                              Collapse

                              Related Topics

                              Collapse

                               

                              Broken Things!

                              Here ya go. This will get us started. This came off lane 40. Feel free to pile on!...
                               

                              Help-broken Part

                              my crew was clearing a pin jam when the part fell on to the pin-deck. no enough experience to know where this is or what it's called. looking for help so we can order the part...
                               

                              Qubica VDB Battery Replacement Part 2.

                              Greeting all.
                              I am sharing a link for a video, part 2, on how I replaced the battery in a Qubica VDB unit.
                              Thanks for looking.
                              Bolton454
                               

                              Pin Damage

                              I have GSX pinsetters just over one year old. Just one of my machines is causing this damage to my pins. I have already adjusted the pin deflector boards to cover the bottom bolts...
                               

                              Gold Crown Masking Unit

                              Here are some photos of a Brunswick Gold Crown single masking unit that I refurbished. I stripped off the old orange vinyl skin and used it to make a template for the new green...
                              Working...
                              X