HOW TO CLEAN A SPRINKLER FILTER



In this tutorial we show you how to easily clean the filters on your sprinkler heads to keep them running in top form.  The process is quick and simple, and the increased performance is well worth the time.

What You need for this job.

Tools

Step 1


Raise sprinkler
Raise sprinkler
Raise the spray head using your Orbit Sprinkler Pull Up tool.

Step 2


Clamp base with pop up tool
Clamp base with pop up tool
Clamp the base of the spray stem with the Orbit Sprinkler Pull Up tool to hold it in place.

Step 3


Remove nozzle
Remove nozzle
Unscrew the nozzle in a counter clockwise direction.

Step 4


Remove filter
Remove filter
Remove the nozzle filter and inspect it for debris or damage.  If damaged with cracks or large holes, it's a good idea to replace the filter.

Step 5


Clean filter
Clean filter
Place the filter in the cup of water and let it sit for a about 30 seconds.  This will allow any debris to loosen.  Then swish the filter around, clearing it of any obstructions.

Step 6


Replace filter
Replace filter
Inspect the filter again for any unremoved blockages and remove them with your fingers or a push pin.

Step 7


Replace nozzle
Replace nozzle
Reinsert the cleaned filter to the stem and screw the nozzle back on, making sure it is oriented correctly.

Step 8


Remove pop up tool
Remove pop up tool
Unclamp the stem and gently let it return to resting position.


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