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I've recently acquired a Graco X5 airless sprayer and encountered what seems to be a factory defect. I set the sprayer up inside a well-ventilated house and proceeded to toggle the power switch to "on". The product did not turn on during this initial switch and so I toggled the switch once more. After this, the product erupted in flames. I did my best to carry the sprayer outside of the home so as not to burn the whole house down and the sprayer exploded soon after.

The X5 was connected to a grounded power outlet at the time. Also, I had only used the device once prior to this incident.

Has anyone encountered a problem like this with their Graco X5 or similar airless sprayers? Specifically in regard to spark, flame, or smoke development from within the sprayer
 

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I've recently acquired a Graco X5 airless sprayer and encountered what seems to be a factory defect. I set the sprayer up inside a well-ventilated house and proceeded to toggle the power switch to "on". The product did not turn on during this initial switch and so I toggled the switch once more. After this, the product erupted in flames. I did my best to carry the sprayer outside of the home so as not to burn the whole house down and the sprayer exploded soon after.

The X5 was connected to a grounded power outlet at the time. Also, I had only used the device once prior to this incident.

Has anyone encountered a problem like this with their Graco X5 or similar airless sprayers? Specifically in regard to spark, flame, or smoke development from within the sprayer
Welcome to paint talk. Are you a Contractor? Those little units are known for catching fire, yes. Upgrade to the 395 or 490.
 

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I've recently acquired a Graco X5 airless sprayer and encountered what seems to be a factory defect. I set the sprayer up inside a well-ventilated house and proceeded to toggle the power switch to "on". The product did not turn on during this initial switch and so I toggled the switch once more. After this, the product erupted in flames. I did my best to carry the sprayer outside of the home so as not to burn the whole house down and the sprayer exploded soon after.

The X5 was connected to a grounded power outlet at the time. Also, I had only used the device once prior to this incident.

Has anyone encountered a problem like this with their Graco X5 or similar airless sprayers? Specifically in regard to spark, flame, or smoke development from within the sprayer
The Graco X5 unit is a great unit for HO painter or pro. I have 2 of them and use those to spray trim and doors only. My bigger units G490s and G395s are used for walls and ceilings only. Never had an X5 burn up. Were You using a solvent like spray lacquer ? The X5 is super light at 11 lbs and we can move them all over the house with ease. the work the X5 produces is identical to that from a Graco 490 PC with the same gun ( new contractor blue gun). We purchase these from a refurbish outfit in Minnesota (CJ Spray).
buy another.
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The Graco X5 unit is a great unit for HO painter or pro. I have 2 of them and use those to spray trim and doors only. My bigger units G490s and G395s are used for walls and ceilings only. Never had an X5 burn up. Were You using a solvent like spray lacquer ? The X5 is super light at 11 lbs and we can move them all over the house with ease. the work the X5 produces is identical to that from a Graco 490 PC with the same gun ( new contractor blue gun). We purchase these from a refurbish outfit in Minnesota (CJ Spray).
buy another.
brian
False. HD models have no transducer means you will have pulsing at the gun. Put a pressure gauge on see for your self. I've personally had a unit catch on fire in front of a customer just running water through the pump. Graco sent me a brand new one after the pump packings blew out in another X17, which sprayed latex solid stain all over the inside and not repairable. That one quit working as well. My 395's are 4 years old and I havn't even repacked them yet after 100's of gallons through them.

Quite frankly graco 390/titan 440 is the minimum pump a professional should own.

Titan ED655 is probably the best small pump, being a diaphram pump no pulsing with a TEFC motor
 
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