Mosquito Magnet® Patriot

What to do if you have the Patriot fault Code

After you start the trap, if you notice fast blinking light on the switch, this indicates that there was a problem during start up. This fault could indicate one of several problems. Here we will walk you through a start up with a few troubleshooting steps.

  1. Shut down the trap - When troubleshooting, always remember to shut down the trap as the first step.
    1. Disconnect the power cord.
    2. Shut off the propane tank.
    3. Disconnect the regulator from the tank.
  2. Getting started - Having everything you need to troubleshoot the problem can help you finish troubleshooting faster.
    1. Having a fully purged propane tank
    2. Reset tool
    3. Quick-Clear Valve adapter
    4. Quick Clear Cartridge (8g, 12g or 16g) (May need more than one)
  3. Troubleshooting the problem
    1. Quick-Clear Valve - With the Mosquito Magnet® you always want to use the Quick-Clear Valve to clear out any impurities that may be clogging the lines. If you need instructions on this please refer to the Quick-Clear Valve section.
    2. Reset Tool - The reset tool should always be used whenever you change the tank to ensure that the valves in the regulator and on the OPD valve are not locked out. If you need instructions on this please refer to the Reset Tool section.
    3. Connecting the power cord - Reconnect the power cord to the trap. Making sure that the plug is free from debris before you plug it in to the trap.
    4. Connecting the regulator - Slowly connect the regulator to the OPD valve on the propane tank, making sure not to cross thread the connecter.
    5. Turning on the propane tank - Turn on the valve on the propane tank slowly and all the way. If you turn the propane tank valve on too quickly, the valve in the regulator and in the OPD valve can become locked out. If this happens then repeat step 3.2.
    6. Powering up the trap - After the propane tank is on and the power cord has been hooked up, turn the power to the trap on by flipping the power switch to the right.

At this point the light on the power switch should be blinking slowly. After about 5 to 10 minutes the trap should be fully operational which will be indicated by a solid red light on the back of the unit.

If the problem persists and you keep getting a fault code even after you have tried up to 2 Quick Clear cartridges, then call technical support.

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