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Waterpik water flossers are extremely durable and they normally don’t require complicated maintenance or repairs. However, after months or years of use, some issues may occur. It is a wise decision to know how to perform Waterpik water flosser troubleshooting and how to solve the problem. Here, we will guide you through the process.
Waterpik Water Flossers: Main Components
Electric Motor and Pump
Basically, these two elements are implemented into the case you will see and which will sit in your bathroom. This is the main and therefore the largest component of each water flosser. The main purpose is to produce pressure and send it to the tip. Usually, issues occur in these two components.
This is a component where you will pour warm water. In simple words, it is an ordinary tank which stores water before it reaches the water pump. Although it is a simple part, it is linked with a few issues, usually related to the valves and smaller elements inside a tank.
Water Flosser Tip
Now when you know the main components of each water flosser, you can deduce and discover the main issue which has occurred to your product. Just to add, Waterpik warranty covers all three components from the list.
Caring For Your Water Flosser
The last, but not least is the prevention of further damages. If you travel and you are planning to go to parts of the world where temperatures are below zero, make sure to remove all the water from the reservoir and from the device. This can prevent ice development which will cause severe damage to your unit.
Now, the time is to mention the most common issues and how to fix them. Waterpik troubleshooting and fixing are easier than you may believe. Go to our How to use a Waterpik article to read more about proper use.
Fix: Depending on where the leaking comes, make sure to remove that component. Usually, you will need to perform Waterpik hose repair. Obviously, all you have to do is to replace an old hose with a brand new and you are done. Needed time is under 10 minutes if you are a beginner. In a case you see leaking from the reservoir, make sure the black valve is properly installed. If it isn’t, then you will have to purchase a replacement unit. Just in case, remove the old one, clean it and put it back to place. It should do the trick. Addition: You cannot repair Waterpik hose using duct tape, it simply won’t last!
If your reservoir or the entire unit dropped to the floor, the reservoir may have cracked. Repairs are possible with a glue gun, or adhesive, but it is a much better and smarter decision to purchase a replacement reservoir.
If the leaking comes from the tip, remove it and reinstall it. If it still leaks, install another one. If there is no leaning anymore, the problem is in the tip itself. Replace it.
Mineral Deposits Or Mold
Fix: Use white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide to fill the reservoir. Then, direct the tip to the sink and turn the device on. Make a short break and repeat the process. In essence, all the mold and mineral debris will be removed within a matter of minutes.
Hydrogen peroxide may be a more complicated alternative than vinegar, but it is stronger and therefore more efficient in removing the mentioned issues. After this, your water flosser will work better and without any, additional complications.
Lower Pressure Than Usual
Fix: First of all, inspect the device. Make sure all the components are installed properly and there are no damages. Make sure the black valve in a reservoir is properly cleaned and fitted as well. The last, but not least, check the tip and the opening on it. There should be sufficient amount of room for the water to pass.
In a case, a tip is clogged or something else is, make sure to clean it properly and to remove any obstacles. In addition, leaking may cause the low pressure as well, but you will have to perform inspection and fixes from the leakage section.
Waterpik Not Working
Fix: The main issue here is in the charger. It can get damaged due to water exposure. The charging port may be damaged as well. Always check the cable for damages.
If a switch on a handle doesn’t work, you should disassemble the handle and try to diagnose the issue. Worn spring or broken switch are common issues here. If a tip doesn’t work properly it will have to be replaced. Always replace them after 3 or 6 months, depending on a version.
At the end, we can only say that the Waterpik warranty repair is probably the most likely solution to all of these issues which may occur at any given moment. A good thing is a fact all Waterpik water flossers guarantee a high quality and they are well-made, specifically for longer usages. In addition, they are optimized for flossing once or two times per day, which is recommended by dentists. Anyway, now you will be ready to solve any problem which may occur at some point. And yes, it is easier than it sounds.