Changing Over A Refill Can

Please note that cans only require tightening to finger tight. Do not over tighten when screwing in a refill.

Is the refill can is empty or are the batteries are dead?
To open the dispenser unit.
How to open a Fly Lady Automatic Insect Spray Dispenser Part 1
How to open an automatic fly spray dispenser Part 2
Once open, the unit has three controls.
One is labelled on/off One is the 5 or 7-minute spray option.
The third is a small round black primer button.
Controls Switches of an Automatic Fly Spray Dispenser

When you press the black button, two things should happen. ( Ensure the slider is in the ‘on’ position ) You should hear a clicking noise, this is the mechanism that propels the spray out of the can. The clicking noise means your batteries still have life (as your batteries lose strength the spray becomes weaker). When you hit the black primer button a measure of spray should come out the unit’s nozzle. Don’t be afraid to pump the primer button as many times as needed to get the product through the dispenser No clicking sound means the batteries are dead. No spray (but a clicking sound) indicates your refill can is empty.

The 5/7 setting is how often the unit sprays, every five or seven minutes. At five minutes spray intervals a refill can will last six weeks. At seven-minute intervals a refill will run to eight weeks. The effectiveness of units is determined by the quantity of product in the air so if you are still noticing flies make sure your unit is set to dispense every five minutes. Run your unit at seven minutes when the flies start to appear at the beginning of Summer and at the tail end of the season.

ALWAYS test the air flow, using the primer button before installing a unit. Hold the unit where you intend to install it, give it a spray and watch where the spray goes. This is the most important thing you can do. Product that blows out the door is not going to help.

To close the unit.


How to close closing an Automatic Fly Spray dispenser Part 1
How to close an Automatic Fly Spray Dispenser Part 2
Pro Tip. When putting a unit on the wall, put the back plate on the screw first then put the face plate on. Much easier!

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