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flipper

Since 17 Oct 2011
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PostSun Aug 22, 21 5:42 pm    WMFG Reply with quote

I have one of those WMFG pumps from
Wind dance. It was great until it wasn’t. Can’t inflate anything now. Are they fixable or trash?

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hilton

Since 15 Aug 2008
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PostSun Aug 22, 21 6:09 pm     Reply with quote

https://wmfg.co/pages/inflation-pump-maintenance

https://wmfg.co/products/wmfg-kite-pump-gasket-kit

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flipper

Since 17 Oct 2011
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PostSun Aug 22, 21 6:59 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks!

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shred_da_gorge

Since 12 Nov 2008
1081 Posts
Local, not Low Cal
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PostSun Aug 22, 21 7:38 pm     Reply with quote

I love the part about durable hoses... everything's relative I guess.

Been hearing a lot of squeaky pumps at the event site. Those older pumps need to be greased from time to time with silicone lube.

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Pepi

Since 16 Jun 2006
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Pure Stoke Sports
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PostTue Aug 24, 21 12:03 pm     Reply with quote

shred_da_gorge wrote:
Been hearing a lot of squeaky pumps at the event site. Those older pumps need to be greased from time to time with silicone lube.


Higher PSI kites and hotter temps this summer can do a lot of wear and tear on a pump.

Wish more people followed your advice on the pump lubing.

*For hoses, everyone just needs to remember to remove the hose from their pump when not using it. Leaving the hose on is a sure sign that it will crack or crease 3-5" from the top connection end.

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mikeinhoodriver

Since 23 Apr 2009
318 Posts
down wind somewhere
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PostTue Aug 24, 21 12:23 pm     Reply with quote

Pepi wrote:
shred_da_gorge wrote:
Been hearing a lot of squeaky pumps at the event site. Those older pumps need to be greased from time to time with silicone lube.


Higher PSI kites and hotter temps this summer can do a lot of wear and tear on a pump.

Wish more people followed your advice on the pump lubing.


They are not supposed to squeak?? Shocked Very Happy Was actually wondering what to lube it with. Thanks for that.

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Slappysan

Since 13 Jun 2012
291 Posts

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PostTue Aug 24, 21 12:46 pm     Reply with quote

My Slingshot KimK pump had been working great for years but the other day I was pumping up and I could hear air blowing out of the pump during the downstroke.

Turns out it was the O-ring for the pressure gauge. I unscrewed the pressure gauge and pulled the O-ring out away from the threads a bit and screwed it back on and it works fine again.

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IWantToFly

Since 29 Jul 2019
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PostFri Aug 27, 21 12:37 pm     Reply with quote

This thread inspired me to open up my pump. Holy sh!t there is a lot of sand in there. Any recs on what type of grease to use or will any old silicone grease from Home Depot do?

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IWantToFly

Since 29 Jul 2019
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PostFri Aug 27, 21 3:51 pm     Reply with quote

I'm just going to answer my own question in case someone else comes along looking. I called WMFG and they told me to use any general purpose white lithium grease.

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shred_da_gorge

Since 12 Nov 2008
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PostSat Aug 28, 21 8:50 am     Reply with quote

Astroglide.

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west

Since 09 Oct 2008
132 Posts
Lake Michigan
Stoked



PostSun Aug 29, 21 9:22 am     Reply with quote

Rare is the kiter that tunes-up their pump , or tunes-in their bar and lines....

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Clyde S. Dale

Since 23 Jul 2016
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PostTue Aug 31, 21 4:16 pm     Reply with quote

Seems like the gaskets aren't in stock anywhere. I had to rip the shaft seal out at beach yesterday just to get it unlocked ,still works without the gasket !

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