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Forum topic by vince805 posted 02-07-2017 02:53 AM 345 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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vince805

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02-07-2017 02:53 AM

hello, I boughta earlex 5500 on Craigslist. it came with the 2.0 nozzle installed a 1.5. I tried to put the 1.5 nozzle and needle in but the needle doesn’t go all the way in. it seems the barrel is too fat or something. any ideas or suggestions?


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#1 posted 02-07-2017 03:03 AM

Have you tried to loosen this nut? (Needle Packing)

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#2 posted 02-07-2017 03:20 AM



Have you tried to loosen this nut? (Needle Packing)

- jbay


I’ll give that a shot, thanks!

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#3 posted 02-07-2017 03:42 AM

Put some mineral oil on the needle. Just rub some on. Don’t need much.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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