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Cimex Solution Valve Finally Working Correctly

May 16 2012 at 10:58 AM
Steve Dills 

 

I have had a problem with my Cimex supplying too much solution to the carpet from day one. This was especially a problem when the tank was full. The work around I used was shutting the valve about 1/2 way when fulle and opening it up as the tank drained. The real solution was much simplier. I purchased a new spring thinking the spring was not smashing the vinal tube enough. My original spring was still good. When I took the plunger unit apart I saw the blue plastic plunger has the trigger wire threaded into it. I replaced the spring but the problem continued. The wire to the trigger did not have any slack on it when relaxed. I simply unthreaded the plunger about 1/8" which allowed the spring to apply it's full tention on the tube. I now have a little backlash on the trigger when not pulled. By making the entire assembly about 1/8" longer solved a problem I have been fighting for two years. Originally the tube looked closed but when I blew into the tube there was not a complete seal. Now there is. The Cimex works like it is suppose to and I get the ft per gallon I am suppose to instead of 1/2 the correct rate. I hope others benifit from my struggles and simple solution.

 
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