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K18-Screen Washers Cleaning And Installation

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Tools Needed:

Large Pliers

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Flathead Screwdriver





  1. Gently pull the wand out from the receptor as far as the hose will allow.

  2. To prevent the hose from accidentally retracting back into the receptor, tie a cloth or large plastic bag around the hose. In addition, place a towel in the sink to cover the drain to prevent losing the washer down the drain.
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  3. With pliers hold the metal collar at the end of the hose, use your hand to unscrew the wand.

  4. Look inside of the hose collar and the threaded end of the wand. Inside of one of these areas will be a screen washer (there are two types shown below). Remove the screen washer.
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Type 1: In Spray Wand

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Type 2: In Hose End

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Two versions of this type are shown below

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  1. Hold the screen washer under the hose and turn the water on. This will allow you rinse away any debris the might have built up on the screen.screen washer .png

**NOTE: When running water through the hose without the screen washer in place, the flow of water should be fairly strong. If there is little or no water from the hose, then it is possible there is an obstruction further back in the system

Obstructed Stream

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Good Stream

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  1. Place the screen washer into the wand. If there was a separate O-ring, place this in on top of the washer.
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  2. Hand-tighten the hose to the wand. Then, using the pliers on the hose collar, turn 1/8 of a turn.
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  3. Turn the faucet on and inspect the connection for leaks. If there is a leak, tighten the connection another 1/8 of a turn.

  4. Remove the towel or bag from the hose and set the wand into the receptor.

You are all done!

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