Replacement pumps for soap and lotion dispensers.
All three pump styles pictured here will fit any of our pumps. The stainless steel, chrome and bronze are plated over food grade stainless steel. They will also work with any dispenser that has a 28mm-400 thread. The 8” long tubes will need to be cut to fit.
Please Read. Using the wrong brand of soap will damage the pump mechanism.
Some brands of soap do not work well in soap pumps. If the pump has difficulty within a few months of the first filling this may be the case. Try cleaning the pump with hot water and switching brands. The word soap is a general term referring to thousands of different chemical formulas, but in general the soap used should be a soap low in lye, sodium and or potassium hydroxide, and one that stays liquid when exposed to air. Mrs. Meyer’s, 7th generation and Palmolive dish soap work well. Soaps high in salt, used as a thickener in the soap industry, don't fair as well, or soaps with chemistry that attacks the plastics, like dawn dish soap, is not good. Extremely thick soaps also don't pump as well. Soaps with oatmeal, or chunks, and micro beads will clog the pumps. I have had feedback that many generic brands of soap cause pump failure as well as Dial hand soap. Cleaning the pump dispenser tube periodically will increase the life of the pump. Cleaning approximately every six months is good practice.
Tips for use.
Using your pump with care will extend the life of the pump mechanism. Place fingers directly above the shaft of the pump mechanism. Slowly depress the pump to dispense lotion or soap. Use your finger or sponge to remove any residue from the tip of the pump. Thicker soap or lotion will tend to cling to the end of the pump. Soap left in constant contact with the pump will dull the finish over time. Depressing the pump forcefully will decrease the life of the pump and may cause lotion or soap to spray out undesirable manner. If you receive a replacement pump make sure that there is about 1/8” clearance between the bottom of the pump straw and the bottom interior of the pump to allow for uptake of the lotion or soap. When the pump top is inserted into the dispenser, the soap or lotion should not extend beyond the top of the ceramic portion of the pump. Overfilling will damage the dispenser. Pumps that are left unused for long periods of time may need to have the nozzle cleared of dry soap.
If you are unable to depress the pump or it is hard to depress use a small wire, such as a paper clip, to clean out opening of the dispenser. Insert the wire up to the point where the dispenser head turns into the neck of the pump then clean with water. Pump life varies due to conditions and frequency of use and brand of soap used. The pumps we use have lasted over five years. Harsh soap like Dawn and Dial may only last a year.
If you are able to depress the pump but nothing comes out there may be a clot of solidified soap preventing a seal on the uptake end of the pump. Remove the uptake straw and direct water into the end of the pump to remove the obstruction. If the pump head does not return to an extended position it is time for a replacement.