Start by making sure it is unplugged from the power source. Whether it is electrically attached to a generator or it works with a battery, it is important to unplug the cord. For zappers that are part of a system that is hard-wired, make sure you look for the circuit breaker and turn it off.

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Next, slowly remove the tray located at the bottom of the mosquito catcher. It is most likely full of dead insects so be careful not to make a mess. Carcass of insects may be hazardous so make sure you dispose it properly. Once the tray is fully removed, clean it with a mild detergent and warm water. Rinse the tray thoroughly and wait for it to dry.

You will then need to remove the screws that hold the top and the outer casing together. Once you remove the top, you will see the electronic components of the device. Look for the capacitor terminals as well as the wires. Using a screwdriver, discharge the remaining electricity by touching the screwdriver’s metal across the screws.

Once this is done, you can then remove debris from the device using a vacuum. Make sure you do not dislodge the wiring. Be careful in cleaning the area near the bulb as well. After cleaning, locate the starter and replace it with the new one. Most damages are caused by faulty starters.

Test the device after replacing the starter. If the bulb is turned on, then your device is back in business. If not, maybe there are bigger damages and it’s time to buy a new one. After testing, make sure you remove the power source before reassembling the device. Solder the wires to their proper places and then put it back together. These steps are so simple it is worth a try before spending more money to buy a new device.

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