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The paint sprayer we are using got paint in the motor that blows the air out to spray the paint. Is it possible to clean the motor with paint thinner or motor cleaner? Or will paint thinner or motor cleaner ruin this electric motor?

Some details on the sprayer
enter image description here This is where the sprayer head attaches. You can see all the way down to the back.

enter image description here This attaches to the back of the part in the previous image. The motor is in this part and so any paint that goes through the previous part, comes right down into the motor.

It doesn't really make sense for sprayer not to have something to prevent paint down to the motor... But there isn't, so we wanting to see if we can clean the motor without ruining it...

Also, here is the motor... enter image description here

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  • Some pictures would help. Also, most if not all sprayers are designed to keep the paint separate to the motor as some paints give off volatile vapors and some motors produce sparks.
    – Solar Mike
    Aug 23 '21 at 19:32
  • Lemme guess ... the filters got clogged up with paint, so you took them out - now the motor is clogged up with paint ... ?
    – brhans
    Aug 23 '21 at 20:21
  • Pictures of what specifically? Thanks for the info... this sprayer we have doesn't really have anything to prevent paint from going into the motor... Aug 23 '21 at 20:47
  • @brhans No, the only filters are for the air intake for the motor, and those are still currently in the sprayer. The paint came back through the airway and got in the motor. Aug 23 '21 at 20:53
  • Pictures of the on/in the motor would help. Off hand would say leave the paint if the motor works.
    – crip659
    Aug 23 '21 at 20:54

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