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Old 10-04-2018, 07:23 PM   #1
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Foam cannon frustration!!

Evening all!!

Foam cannons are becoming a bane of my life at the moment and need advice, please!!

I have a Kranzel cannon that, as far as I can make out, has given up and only produces watery foam, which after 3 years loyal service is to be expected?

2 weeks ago I received my nice new cannon from Cleanteq and it worked brilliantly till today........ After 5, yes, 5 uses, it's started producing thin watery foam!! I checked the mixture settings on the top and it would only work to produce thin watery foam!! I've checked the pipe in the bottle and it's clear, used another soap to produce foam using hot water and still get the same result. I was using Anglewax snow foam in my old and new cannon, with dilution ratio's as per the instructions.

So, with 3 cars needing their spring detailing fairly soon, I'm some what peeved!! I have emailed Cleanteq this evening and will wait for their response.
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Have you turned the knob all the way down so it's reducing it
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Have you turned the knob all the way down so it's reducing it
Turned it up and down several times.
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If you live in a hard water area you may want to strip it down and descale the gauze.
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If you live in a hard water area you may want to strip it down and descale the gauze.
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Even after 5 uses?
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Even after 5 uses?
I doubt it, but I'd phone the people from where you bought it from if by turning the knob clockwise and anti-clockwise as far as It'll go and still not working ask for a replacement.
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I doubt it, but I'd phone the people from where you bought it from if by turning the knob clockwise and anti-clockwise as far as It'll go and still not working ask for a replacement.
I've emailed them, so lets wait and see.....
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Hi Top Gear

If you need a quick replacement, I got one from Amazon £19.49 that I can recommend. Only used it a few times but works very well and they do next day delivery. it was from pressurewasherparts.
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do you have ptfe tape on the adapter joint?
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do you have ptfe tape on the adapter joint?
Can you elaborate? Not sure how PTFE tape or lack of will affect the operation of the foam lance? the PTFE tape is there to provide a leakproof seal for the adaptor?
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