Well as it says, this is going to seem a daft question.
Having, at long last, bought myself an oil can (reservoir, spout and pump
lever type - is that really the correct description?),
I can't seem to get any oil out. The 'bottle' is more than half full, I've
tried priming it with oil down the outlet (the flexible spout unscrews) all
to no avail.
What am I missing, it can't be that hard can it.
Mine takes several pumps to get any out after refilling, but it sounds like
yours actually isn't working. Does the pump feel like it might be doing any
work, ie getting stiff as it picks up oil?
Try putting the end of the spout in a jar of water, see if any air bubbles
Try taking the pump bit out of the container then put your finger over the
inlet hole, work the pump, if you finger feels suction you have a blockage
on the outlet.
If the suction goes away between pumps the one way valve is leaking, could
be a bit of swarf on the ball
I'm thinking I've bought a duff one here.
There is no (noticeable) suction, the 'one way valve' seems to be a ball at
the bottom of the pump with a spring inside, that looks to be working and
the ball is good and the spring is fairly powerful. Cleared out, and reset
as it were, I get one small jet of air on the first pump but nothing
further. I wonder if the one-way valve is really inside and the ball is
there simply to help keep what oil has already been drawn up.
Ah well, thanks for the suggestions.
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