A machine that has been exposed to cold should be carefully checked before use:
- Make sure that the machine has defrosted completely before testing it.
- Place the machine on a dry surface so that you can easily check for leaks.
- Then connect to water, and look/listen for leaks.
If you cannot see/hear movement of water through the pump, the machine is may be clogged.
- Then press in the pistol grip so that the water flows all the way through the machine and out of the nozzle.
- Check in parallel whether it is still dry everywhere.
- Release the pistol grip again and look/listen for leaks.
If the machine seems to have accepted water all the way through to the gun, you can now start the machine. Be aware that the pressure that now builds up can lead to leakage if there was any damage not highlighted by the low pressure water flow, both on the accessories and the machine, so be ready to switch off the machine immediately so you don't get wet.
Also switch off the machine if you hear noises that were not there before.
If the machine seems to be functioning properly so far, then you should be fine to use the machine, but be aware that small cracks in the pump or accessories can cause errors or leaks over time. For a machine that has been exposed to frost, we recommend preparing for the eventuality of such a failure, as we can almost guarantee that it will happen at the most inconvenient time!
Jump into our online shop , order a service kit, as well as a First Aid Kit , and you should hopefully be covered for the most common consequences of frost damage if they do appear. If your gun has an inner tube that can be replaced, then this spare part should also be ordered.
We are unable to cover damage caused by frost/cold temperatures under our warranty.
Why does AVA think there is frost damage? Want to know how to prevent frost damage in the first place? Feel free to read more here