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drained cylinders and pump now no side to side

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by wiseguyslawn, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    wanted to flush everything so I drained the cylinders and pump. Refilled the e-58 pump with a quart of snowplow fluid and I have up and down but no side to side. It went all the way to left and will not move now. Do I have to bleed the lines? Would there be a caught air pocket in the line. Just doesn't seem like fluid is getting to the cylinder.
     
  2. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Sounds like an air lock to me. Crack a few lines and run it side to side, it should work the air out.
     
  3. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Thanks ill give it a try
     
  4. wiseguyslawn

    wiseguyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    What do you mean by cracking the line. Sorry dont have the best mechanically inclined mind. just trying to save a repair bill. THanks again
     
  5. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Just loosen one line on each angle cylinder about a quarter turn and run the pump. You will lose a little fluid but it should work the air out. Keep your kids and pets away while you are running the pump. High pressure can cause a lot of damage to skin and eyes. Maybe hang a shop towel over the loosened line to slow it down a bit. Don't run it too long, just long enough to get it angleing again. Retighten the fittings, fill the tank and check for leaks. Should be good to go.