Why should you use the Quick-Clear Valve?
Beginning in 2003, a new one-way Quick-Clear Valve was installed on all Mosquito Magnet® models. It is used to clear out propane contaminants in the fuel line that may build up and can block the flow of propane from the tank into the Mosquito Magnet®. These contaminants can clog the gas line in the Mosquito Magnet® and cause trap failure.
NOTE: The Quick-Clear Valve and Quick-Clear cartridge are for preventive maintenance only. The Quick-Clear Valve and Quick-Clear cartridge are NOT required for start-up or operation of the Mosquito Magnet®.
When should you use the Quick-Clear Valve?
It is recommended that you use the Quick-Clear Valve before and after any prolonged storage period, at least every two propane changes, and if you have problems starting your Mosquito Magnet® or keeping the Mosquito Magnet® running.
It is recommended that you use the Quick-Clear Valve after the first propane change and then every two tank changes after that in order to keep any contaminants from building up in the fuel system of the Mosquito Magnet®. These contaminants may build up over time and clog the fuel system and cause trap failure. For additional maintenance, you can use the Quick-Clear Valve after every tank change, this will help prevent problems from happening. It is also recommended to use the Quick-Clear Valve before and after any prolonged storage period so that contaminants do not build up during that time.
Where is the Quick-Clear Valve on my Mosquito Magnet®?
Pro/Pro Plus - The Quick-Clear Valve on the Pro/Pro Plus is located right on the back of the trap.
Liberty Plus - The Quick-Clear Valve on the Liberty Plus, Independence, and Executive is located right on the back of the trap.
Commercial Pro - The Quick-Clear Valve on the Commercial Pro is under the power pack.
Freedom - The Quick-Clear Valve on the Freedom is just up and to the right of the silver gas button.
Liberty - The Quick-Clear Valve on the Liberty is to the right of the propane hose and power cord.
Defender - The Quick-Clear Valve on the Defender and Patriot is to the left of the On/Off Power switch.
How do I use the Quick Clear Valve?
We recommend that you use the Mosquito Magnet® Quick-Clear Cartridges that are available at most retail location where the Mosquito Magnet® and its accessories are sold or on our web store.
For a printable version of the Quick-Clear Valve with Adapter & Cartridge instructions Click here.