Mosquito Magnet Question

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Mosquito Magnet Question

I have been getting lots of questions about the Mosquito Magnet -- in fact it is weird how many e-mails I get because of blog entries. Anyway, I received this e-mail today and figured others have the same questions, so my answer is at the bottom.

My unit worked great for a year by the way and I haven't taken it out of storage this year. I probably should as there are more bugs this year than I recall seeing in many years.

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 6:24 PM
To: Rich Tehrani
Subject: Mosquito Magnet Woes

Hi friend,

I found your e-mail address on a posting you did re. the Mosquito Magnet,
thanks to a Google search I did for "Mosquito Magnet Tech Support".

I agree 100% with your comments that the manufacturer needs to address this
issue regarding the liquid propane source in their owner's manual.

I am about ready to smash mine too!  I had a Liberty model that was flashing
the "fuel out" signal at me with a full tank.  (Flashing green, solid red and
yellow).  I was sent a factory refurbished unit, which worked for a week, then
did the same thing, asking for more propane.  Tech support told me yesterday
that "swapped tanks" are often contaminated with air, and clog the carbeurator
in the Mosquito Magnet.  I took a swapped tank to U-Haul, asked them to purge
it, then refill it.  Still doesn't work.

I am curious if you were getting the same flashing green, solid red and yellow
warning, and if this went away just by replacing the tank with a new one, or if
you also had replaced the Mosquito Magnet.  Did you replace the Mosquito Magnet
too, or just switch to a new tank?

Sorry to bug you!  (Pardon the pun!)  Thanks in advance for your reply.

Best regards,
Name Withheld

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Hello,

When I replaced the tank with a new one, all my troubles went away. I haven't used it this year yet.

I recall the manual saying tat there is some compressed air you can buy from a bicycle store. The compressed carbon dioxide gas will clean the unit out.

The unit is very sensitive and I recall a tool that equalizes the pressure from the tank and the Mosquito Magnet. If you don't use this, the system doesn't work... At least it didn't for me.

Good luck.



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