BumGenius Diaper Sprayer Leaking? This Might Fix It!

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Is Your BumGenius Diaper Sprayer Leaking?

Those of you who follow my blog know that my BumGenius diaper sprayer is possibly my favorite cloth diapering accessory. To be honest, I cannot imagine using cloth diapers without it. I try to have as little contact with soiling as possible, so the dunk and swish method hold no appeal for me.

Malfunctioning

When my diaper sprayer began malfunctioning a few weeks ago, I was near devastated. At first, the problem was minor; the button on the handle would get stuck on when the sprayer was actively spraying. This caught me off guard the first time, and I got pretty wet trying to get the silly thing to turn off. But once I knew that the button was going to get stuck down each time the sprayer was on, I adjusted.

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A Few Days Later

Hopeful that this was the only problem, I continued using my sprayer. A few days later, the actual spray began to be affected. Instead of spraying evenly out of all the holes in the head, the sprayer started spraying out of only a few of the holes and having almost no water pressure. The bizarre thing about this new development was that the spray pattern changed each time I turned the sprayer on. Sometimes, the spray was coming out enough of the holes with enough water pressure that I could get a diaper reasonably clean. Other times, it was just about impossible to remove the soiling from a diaper.

Diagnosis

Since the sprayer was only 8-9 months old and I did not have it in the budget to buy another one, my dear husband did some troubleshooting. He took the faceplate off to see what was inside and attempt to fix it. Looking at the sprayer, he immediately diagnosed that a piece inside was broken and would need to be replaced.

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Contacting The Company

Before spending any money, I decided to contact CottonBabies to see if the sprayer was still under warranty. CottonBabies promptly returned my e-mail and told me that while they sell the product, they are not the manufacturer. MiniShower manufactures the sprayer.

Generous Replacement

Next, I e-mailed MiniShower and explained the problem. They responded that it was likely the anti-leak gasket that had broken. They also explained that if I removed the gasket, the sprayer would work while I waited for a new part to arrive. We examined our sprayer and confirmed that it was indeed the anti-leak gasket that was torn. MiniShower generously agreed to replace the part at no cost to me.

About a week later, a small gasket arrived in the mail. With just a screwdriver, I was able to replace the part quickly, and voila, my sprayer worked like new!

Do you have a diaper sprayer? Have you ever experienced this problem? Were you able to fix it?

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  1. Arvilla Hermann May 4, 2018 at 11:20 am

    yes! There was some rubber stopper washer looking thing in the original tube that was hooked up to my toilet. When I took that out of the original tube and put it in the diaper sprayer tube it stopped leaking…. get it?

  2. Ahmed Connelly May 4, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Our BG sprayer leaks occasionally, and it’s mostly when at a certain angle. I agree it should be off when not in use, I wouldn’t worry unless it’s really bugging you

  3. Even though his poop is solid, we don’t always catch it before he smashes it into his bum/diaper, and honestly, the liners don’t stay put all that well with how much he runs around. So though they catch most of the poop, they get crinkled up and there is inevitably some that gets on the diaper too, in the creases and what not, so I have to get my hands dirty and push it off into the toilet before I can throw the diaper in the wet bag. That’s why I’m in the market for a sprayer right now, cause I’m sick of getting poop on my hands.

  4. Claude Kris DVM May 1, 2018 at 11:20 am

    The lever should be in the off position except when you are using it. I find that mine does occasionally leak while I’m using it, but hey I’m spraying off stinky poo who cares about a little water dripping out

  5. Chesley Ondricka April 26, 2018 at 6:23 am

    This thing has some power behind it! I think this is a must if you want to make cloth diapering work. If you can make your own sprayer, more power to you, but if you’re lazy like me then this is awesome.

  6. I am installing one this weekend. I have a one year old with very peanut butter poop and I am sick of letting it sit in my toliet soaking and scraping. Yes they do still wash in the washer but god it would save me time to just spray it off. I also have to say that even when I scrap in the potty now it can still splash dirty water so I think thats a givin ladies. I am also due in 6 weeks with another boy and I want ease. Sorry but thats the real reason anything for a little ease please:)

  7. I was wondering how these worked! We plan on getting one and have a bumgenius sprayer on our baby registry. I know a lot of people who swear by them. Looks like hubby will have no problem hooking it up once we get one. Thanks!

  8. LOVE mine! Couldn’t live without it!!! Well, I suppose I COULD but I wouldn’t WANT to!!!!

  9. Great now that my baby is on solids. Just squit and throw in the wet bag! It was pretty easy to install. We were so super excited and installed it before the baby was born. Then b/c she’s nursing, we didn’t use it for 5 months!!! We just threw the poop and all in a prewash in our stainless steel washing machine. Now though we use it to help clean off the diapers.

  10. This diaper sprayer has been a great addition to our diaper cleaning process. It’s super easy to install and the all-metal valve allows you to adjust the flow of water to set the strength of the spray. No leaking, no mess. It’s been great.

  11. Miss Elody Paucek February 16, 2018 at 11:50 am

    My husband hooked ours up, so I’m not sure about the fittings. I haven’t really gotten to use it much since our baby is taking her sweet time coming out! I have tried it out, just turned it on to see how it works and haven’t had any leaks. My husband did tell me that after I turn the pressure handle thing to “off”, I have to spray the sprayer into the toilet to release any pressure left in the line, or it could leak. Could that be your problem?

  12. I highly recommend a spray pal to protect u and your bathroom from splatter!!!

  13. Ms. Nedra Mante January 29, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Get a spray pal. Its like a clipboard with walls sortof and it should reduce all splatter im buying one today, but just research it to go along with your sprayer

  14. When I brought the list and directions to lowe’s the employee had me buy an extra part that wasn’t on the list, but was in the directions to use. Don’t remember what it was though. If it’s leaking at a threaded connection try tephlon tape. My husband uses that on anything that screws together (like the garden hose) and it works wonderfully. The dIY wasn’t as much of a savings as I was hoping but every bit helps I guess.

  15. Abbigail Willms January 19, 2018 at 3:19 am

    Love this product! Little background story: I ordered this sprayer and about a month later had to take the filter apart due to some water problems. Well… I had a little accident. A part of the sprayer (like the entire black filter thing with holes in it? Hope that makes some since.) fell into the toilet. So, first I cried… Like a little baby, then I got my dunces back and called the bum genius company and explained what happened and told him I had all my payment info and I was ready to just pay for the replacement part. He said, no problem Mrs. Dees! We will just send you your replacement today and it was in my mail box the next day! <3 Wonderful product, wonderful company!!! Two thumbs up in my book!!!

  16. Prof. Carmelo Jaskolski January 2, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Thanks! This is exactly what was wrong with mine!!!

  17. I just installed my diaper sprayer three days ago (by myself and it took about 10 minutes – I am no handy-woman either. The time was mostly taken up by my indecision on cutting the hose to length). The first time I turned it on was hilarious. I had the sprayer pointing up (duh) and “washed” the whole bathroom. I adjusted the spray power and pointed it in the toilet. I have loved it ever since. My daughter is 5 months old and new on solids. Her diapers are a mess. I took an old kitty litter pail and placed next to the toilet to hold the wet diapers after they have been sprayed off. This is the best solution I have found to work with my front loader. Poopy diapers are a mess. The diaper spayer has been very helpful once I figured a system out.

  18. Araceli Treutel August 12, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Great customer support! My wife used this for 2.5 years and it began to leak from the handle. After a quick email to the rinse works customer support they sent me a new handle covered under the 3 year warranty. I would recommend this sprayer to anyone.

  19. Ms. Golda Marks I July 22, 2017 at 2:22 am

    I am all for the diaper sprayer. I have found a way to use it that when it splashes, it splashes into the toilet. I also clean my bathroom (usually) daily, and would even if I did not have a diaper sprayer. My son has had the “peanut butter poo” for months now, and there are times that NOTHING gets it off except spraying it. I am talking when I clean my son, I have to either sit there and scrub his bottom until he cries or give him a bath. That stuff is impossible to wipe out of the diaper, impossible to swish out of the diaper (which I think is actually far more disgusting then spraying it… even though I keep my toilet pretty clean, I don’t like the idea of dipping his diaper in it), and impossible to shake off. I truly wish this was not the case and I could just shake the diaper off, but that is not the case. The diaper sprayer is the ONLY reason I have been able to continue CD through the last several months. I personally think the $50 I spend of the sprayer was better then the $400+ I would have spent on disposables, especially since he started having these horrible bowl movements within a month of me spending around $300 on CD.

  20. Sprayers are a must-have, IMO. Repeating others in that it took all of 5 minutes to install, and ours has an on/off lever that will hopefully discourage toddler mishaps in the future.

    Also, with pocket dipes our trick is to unstuff and then spray from the inside out – I stick the nozzle in the pocket and spray out. No mess as long as the diaper is low enough in the bowl.

    As far as procedure, mostly we are spraying pockets that come home from daycare in a wetbag, so they get unstuffed and sprayed all at once at the end of the day. We have a small plastic tub that we use to transport the sprayed diapers back to the Diaper Champ.

    An added bonus is that the sprayer can also be used to clean out potty chairs later on.

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