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Hi Guys, I have been spraying with airless rigs for 35 years and never had this problem, no matter what I store it in after cleaning,( blue stuff, mineral spirits, water, k-1,) I have tried it all the ball is stuck when I go to use it again after sitting more than 1 week. Utah is a very hot dry climate so that can't be helping. This has done this since day one. The only way to free the ball is shove a garden hose up the intake. Then I hear a snap and the machine is up and running otherwise flawlessly. Does anyone else have this problem? I bought a new 495 as a back up rig and it doesn't happen. Why can't Graco fix this problem. It even tells you in the manual to tap on it with a hammer to free the ball. That doesn't work with this rig. Any advice appreciated. I am tired of giving my rig an enema.