Posted: 8/22/2017 3:24:57 PM EST
Needed to do some painting and was using a Graco LTS 15. We finished and started clean up. Somehow (I'll take the blame) the spray painter was hooked up to the water hose (didn't know that it would attached to where the strainer attaches) and it was turned on to "clean it out".
It now is leaking water from inside the unit itself (the blue housing). Anyone have any experience with this type of painter and if so did we completely mess it up? Is it fixable and if so what am I looking at to fix it?
Thanks for any help!
Probably gonna need a seal kit to rebuild it...
Was this a rental unit?
I've looked online but haven't found anything that is helpful.
Here is a link to a diagram.
Control/Circuit Board Kit17L104
Inlet Valve Kit16E844
On/Off Switch Kit24Y329
Outlet Valve Kit16E845
Pressure Control Switch Kit244267
Prime Valve Repair Kit235014
Suction Hose Kit24V074
Besides the damage how is the pump? I was looking to pick one up.
This is why i never borrow anything i can't afford to replace with one paycheck. Cause that's all I'm willing to lose on somebody else's stuff.
Thanks. That is not as bad as I thought but I'm just not certain I can do that kind of a repair since my stroke.
Whatever you end up doing, don't let paint dry inside the thing... even if it means opening it all up to clean it. Letting an airless sit with paint in it causes all sorts of issues. I used to work in a rental shop, and airless sprayers were one of the things we rented, and often were a big headache when not cleaned correctly. I'd start by tearing it down and cleaning everything.
Were you shooting water based paint, or something else?
I don't have any other specific advice, but unless you somehow ruined the motor, it's probably salvageable. I didn't watch it, but one of the links above has a youtube showing a Graco rebuild.
When I was a kid, I mowed lawns for money...Was the richest kid in the neighborhood.
This guy from church wanted me to mow his grass while he was vacay. He lived across town, so he said I could use his mower.
Sweet....easy $75. Didn't even have to pay Dad for mower rental or logistics....all the money was to be mine!!
Well, to make a long story short, I was using the customer's mower and smashed into a tree. Broke the front grill and headlight.
I was a familiar face at the small engine repair shop, and used my connections to have the new parts shipped directly from Bolens in time that the repairs would be complete before the customer arrived home.
Needless to say, I told the customer what I had done, showed him the repairs, and learned valuable lessons.
It could ALWAYS be worse!
Suck it up, buttercup!
We were using Zinsser Primer. I did manage to get it washed out.
It is a drip more than a gushing leak
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