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#1 of 13 Old 11-21-2008, 12:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I got a swiffer wet jet as a wedding gift a little over a year ago. I dont buy the refills because I hate the smell so I cut a hole in the top of the bottle and re fill it with water and some cleaner here. My question is- in the last few weeks my swiffer doesnt spray the water out, it kinda sprays it out right in front of the swiffer in a puddle, not the wide spray it used it. Has anyone else had this problem? Is the stuff I am mixing myself messing it up? And ideas? I love the swiffer but I dont want to buy a new one they are pretty expensive. . .
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Sorry, no help here. I just wanted to say that your idea of cutting a hole in the top is genius! I hate their refills and I have always wished that I could figure out a way to make it more natural. Thanks!
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it sounds like it needs new batteries!
thats exactly what mine did wehn it needed new ones.
and btw, old prefold make excellent wetjet cloths!
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Try new batteries and see if that helps.
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Duh! New batteries. Why didnt I think of that? Thanks mamas!!!
Teary Cloud- Thanks! My advice though is not to make the hole too big, otherwise it tends to spill out more when its full since its on the handle and you lean it back to use it. And somewhere I read that someone used either a cork to stick in the hole and someone also used a plastic "stop" like you have on the hold for a swimming pool to drain it out? KWIM? I think they said you can find those at a hardware store. But I just use Duck Tape (lol, I use duck tape for everything) and tape over it.
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You don't have to cut a hole in the top of the bottle- the lid will twist off with a pair of pliers and once you take it off it's easy to do again.
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You don't have to cut a hole in the top of the bottle- the lid will twist off with a pair of pliers and once you take it off it's easy to do again.
We tried this first and it worked but we found that it also leaked. I filled the bottle one day and the next day I went to use it and it was empty.
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You don't have to cut a hole in the top of the bottle- the lid will twist off with a pair of pliers and once you take it off it's easy to do again.
we cut the ring off around the edge (ya know like if it was a soda bottle that part wouldn't be attached once you open it?) and that's how we refill it.

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I tried putting new batteries in it and still the same. . .So that wasnt it. But thanks everyone!
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I tried putting new batteries in it and still the same. . .So that wasnt it. But thanks everyone!
maybe whatever cleaning solution you're putting in is clogging the jet. Can you soak it in some hot water &/or vinegar to try & clear it?
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maybe whatever cleaning solution you're putting in is clogging the jet. Can you soak it in some hot water &/or vinegar to try & clear it?
Thats what I was wondering, if its clogging it. I currently am putting about 1/4 MR Clean and 3/4 Water. I might try to soak it today and see if that helps
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I am totally stealing these ideas. The WetJet is so handy when it comes to cleaning small areas (like dog tracks in the dining room) but I feel like I am cleaning my floors with a disposable diaper.

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Ok so I soaked it in Hot water and Vinegar and I think it just died. Now its not spraying at all . . .
So I am wondering has anyone here had a Swiffer Wet Jet for longer than a year? Maybe that is as long as it last??
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