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Old 06-06-2011, 11:07 PM   #1
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25 gallons tops. It's pro "shot".
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:10 PM   #2
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What happened to it? I take it Graco did not warranty it.
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It started pushing paint through the small hole on the shaft just behind the tip housing. Wish I knew what the purpose was of that hole. It spits a burst of water out of the hole everytime I pull the trigger when testing it. I end up with a hand full of paint after about 5 minutes of spraying every time. The gun performed great for the first 5 to 10 gallons, and then it started acting up. Now I cant even use it, paint just gushes from the housing. oh what to do now.

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That sux coll pics tho
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What happened to it? I take it Graco did not warranty it.
I put it all back together, even put the rebuild kit on it, nothing helped. Now I need to contact Graco, because I very much doubt SW will help me out with it.
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Overpriced imo. It should be the cost of a decent cordless drill.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:26 PM   #7
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Trying to find the service manual for this. I don't own one, but curious as to the problem could be.

Found this over at CT from a guy named tide88

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Agree. I got mine when they first came out too. The first time I used it paint started leaking out of the hole in the front of the gun. When I looked up the solution for the problem in the book, it said replace gun. The did give me a brand new one. After using that one for about 10 gallons the plastic paint intake tube would not hold securely. I actually had to tape it so the paint would flow through the gun. I have been trying to get a replacement tube for about a month now. Lastly, you really have to clean out the threads where the gun and paint cup screw on. If you get build up there and try to take the paint cup off, too much pressure can cause the housing to crack. Graco will not fix it if it does.
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I put it all back together, even put the rebuild kit on it, nothing helped. Now I need to contact Graco, because I very much doubt SW will help me out with it.
Thats funny, I just returned mine today at SW and they gave me a new "Gun" only. This will be my 3rd replacement. I've maybe ran 5gal tops through each one before it became Pro "shot"!! LOL...

I talked to my SW rep and he set up a meeting with the Graco rep and they inspected my gun, tore it all apart...it would spray water but no paint!

This will be my last try on this PROSHOT. If it starts acting up again... I'm going back to get a refund or maybe switch to the fine finish proshot. Heck for the money I might just get a small tradeworks 150 and put a small hose on it!
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Thats funny, I just returned mine today at SW and they gave me a new "Gun" only. This will be my 3rd replacement. I've maybe ran 5gal tops through each one before it became Pro "shot"!! LOL...

I talked to my SW rep and he set up a meeting with the Graco rep and they inspected my gun, tore it all apart...it would spray water but no paint!

This will be my last try on this PROSHOT. If it starts acting up again... I'm going back to get a refund or maybe switch to the fine finish proshot. Heck for the money I might just get a small tradeworks 150 and put a small hose on it!
See if the siphon tube fits loosely on the proshot. That is how my first one behaved when it went bad due to the siphon tube swelling from thinner,
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I put it all back together, even put the rebuild kit on it, nothing helped. Now I need to contact Graco, because I very much doubt SW will help me out with it.
Cool pics, I would be concerned that you voided your warranty by cracking it open. I would contact Graco and keep pushing until they replace or possibly upgrade you to a new generation.

I have this Printer that I purchased from the manufacturers site, it dumps a lot of ink into the ink pads and when they are filled the printer is dead in the water until repaired. I am on my second free replacement in 3 & 1/2 years. There are modifications I can do but once I do that my two year warranty is voided and at this rate every time they send me a new one my two year warranty is starting fresh.

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I might just get a small tradeworks 150 and put a small hose on it!
I have been putting a small hose on a pump for years when spraying small projects.
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Cool pics, I would be concerned that you voided your warranty by cracking it open. I would contact Graco and keep pushing until they replace or possibly upgrade you to a new generation.
The gun in the pic belongs to my brother-in-law's uncle Leroy. My proshot has the same problem but is at home untouched waiting for a call from the graco rep.
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The Graco rep will tell you you must have done something wrong and no one else has this problem. Standard line.
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that sucks .......... equipment shouldnt go down like that esp after only a few gallons.........built to fail
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Put some JP weld on that leak and rock on.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:46 PM   #17
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Put some JP weld on that leak and rock on.
I should find out where the Graco Rep parks his SUV and JB Weld him a new hood Ornament.
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See if the siphon tube fits loosely on the proshot. That is how my first one behaved when it went bad due to the siphon tube swelling from thinner,
Siphon tube is a tight fit.
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Bringing this thread back only to give an update. After dropping off my proshot and having it sit behind the counter at Duron for 4 months waiting for a Graco Rep to come in and pick it up I decided to take matters into my own hands.

I emailed customer service on Graco's website. Explained I'm a contractor, that my gun failed after 20 gallons, and that I'm a fan of their pumps which I own 3, but am terribly disappointed in the proshot.

2 days later I get a phone call from a rep asking what my address is.

3 days later a brand new gun was on my front doorstep....no questions asked, not even proof of purchase of the original gun.

That is one of the reasons I buy Graco.
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Nice! I have NEVER had any large company actually return a customer service email from a website. Every. Not Cabots, Not Glidden, Not Intuit, etc. Small companies, yes. Large companies, no.
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