Help! My Kerr Injectomatic II wax injector is leaking!
I moved it to a brand new workbench today. It was last lifted and
moved around about a month ago when it was emptied, cleaned, refilled
and a brand new nozzle assembly was installed. At that time the only
part that was leaking was the worn-out nozzle assembly. After the new
nozzle part was installed it seemed to be working fine.
When I lifted it today, I discovered that it’s been leaking wax out
of the bottom from the place where the temp gauge wire goes up into
the body. The wax had piled up on the bench top under the body but
hadn’t spilled out to where I could see it. When I tilted it back to
inspect the glob of hardened wax that’s stuck over the wire opening,
hot wax began to pour out from the lower seam between the black body
casing and the silver base.
There is a large nut in the center underneath the pot, but it
doesn’t seem loose. I haven’t pulled the glob of wax off of the wire
opening because right now the pot is still plugged in and hot, and
it’s not leaking from that spot right now.
I want to find out what might be wrong and if I can fix it myself
before I empty it out. I need it for a big casting job, and right now
it still works despite the evidence of recent leaking.
What’s around the other end of the wire that leads from the
temperature gauge? Is there a gasket there? A nut?
Has anyone ever had their wax injector start to leak like this? Can
it be fixed? (I hope so–I can’t afford a new one just now!)
I don’t have an assembly schematic for this thing. Does anyone have
one they could e-mail to me?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Orchid, y’all
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