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Jem ZR22 blockage


jacet

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Hello people,

 

Long time lurker here, first time poster.

We've got a Jem ZR22 which has not been performing as well as it should do, it's been flushed through with distilled water and given a bit of a clean however the output is still quite pathetic.

 

At first we thought one of the pumps had given up but closer inspection / testing / swapping revealed that this was not the issue, instead it seems that there's a blockage somewhere within the copper pipe that goes from the pump into the heating block (and eventually out the front) as the pump definitely pumps fluid through. Additionally, when the copper pipe was attached to the 'downstream' end of it but not done up fully, fluid leaked out at a rate that would suggest it was backed up further down the pipe.

 

If anybody knows how to identify where / if there is actually a blockage or any ways of removing it I'd be extremely great full. The notion of a really long, bendy industrial strength pipe cleaner isn't too appealing, but then neither is putting up with a smoke machine that is quite frankly a bit of an embarrassment.

 

Cheers

jacet

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Guest joewhite903

Generally when cleaning out its best to use a mixture of 90% distilled water and 10% white vinigar, You may have to use a slightly higher percentage off vinigar!!

Run it through then leave it in the pipes over night, then run it through and it should clear up really well. Just make sure this is done in a well ventilated area as it stinks and is possibly toxic (not sure)

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Cheers for that, I've tried flushing it with distilled water and a bit of vinegar recently (before the blockage was identified) but will give this another shot as you described.
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