How to get this aerosol can to spray
September 8, 2009 9:51 PM Subscribe
I feel ridiculous asking this. I have a new can of WD40, and the nozzle won't depress. What do I need to do to get it to spray?
posted by Phire to home & garden (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The plastic cap
of the nozzle, the part you push down on and the part with the spray hole, comes off very easily. The tube that's embedded in the can itself
and that presumably leads to the liquid depresses very slightly, maybe 2-3 mm. It stops completely after that. It feels like there's some sort of safety catch I have to remove before it'll push down enough to actually pump out liquid.
What is that safety catch, and how do I remove it? Or am I just out of luck with this can? My chair is squeaky, please help.