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Downstream Injector Troubleshooting

Welcome to the Downstream Injector Troubleshooting Guide for Cigar City Softwash Supply. This guide will assist you in troubleshooting common issues with the downstream injector used in your softwash equipment. By following these steps, you can ensure optimal performance and efficiency. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Check for Leaks or Disconnected Tubing

• Inspect the downstream injector and associated tubing for any signs of leaks or disconnected connections.
• Tighten any loose fittings and secure any disconnected tubing.
• If there are leaks or damaged parts, replace them as necessary with compatible components.

Step 2: Verify the Injector Arrow Direction

• Locate the injector arrow on the downstream injector body.
• Ensure that the arrow is pointing in the direction of the flow, typically indicated by an arrow or a “flow” label.
• If the arrow is pointing in the wrong direction, carefully reposition the injector to align it correctly with the flow direction.

Step 3: Check the Ball and Spring Assembly

• Remove the 1/4” barb fitting connected to the downstream injector.
• Examine the ball and spring assembly within the injector body.
• Look for any signs of the ball being stuck or the spring being corroded.
• If the ball and spring are stuck or corroded, it’s recommended to replace them with a new kit.

Step 4: Upgrade to the Stainless Steel Check Valve Kit (Optional)

• Consider upgrading to the new stainless steel check valve kit, which replaces the traditional ball and spring assembly with a check valve.
• This upgrade provides enhanced durability and longevity, minimizing potential issues with stuck balls or corroded springs.
• Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install the stainless steel check valve kit properly.

Step 5: Reassemble and Test

• Once you have completed the necessary replacements or upgrades, reassemble the downstream injector, ensuring all fittings are properly tightened.
• Perform a test run of your pressure Washing equipment to check if the downstream injector is now functioning correctly.
• Observe the flow and pressure to confirm that the downstream injector is injecting the desired chemical solution effectively.

If you are still having issues, please reach out to us at 813-686-7638 for for further assistance.