Unless you’ve run pump saver through it, your pressure washer pump could freeze and crack if left where temperatures drop below freezing. If your garage or storage shed gets cold, you must add a pump saver product like Pump Guard to keep the pump from freezing and cracking.
What does pressure washer pump protector do?
Pressurized pump protector for short or long term pressure washer storage. Protects pistons and seals during storage, and keeps internal components lubricated.
Are pump savers necessary?
The “pump saver” is highly recommended by mfgs to protect pressure washer pumps against corrosion, byt at $7 a can and 7-8 uses per can, it ads up quick.
How do I keep my pressure washer from freezing?
To protect your pressure washer overnight and during the weekend while using on a regular basis, store the unit in a heated area. Remember, storing in an unheated shed does not save your pressure washer from freezing. Before storing your pressure washer, always disconnect the pressure hose and drain.
How do you store a pressure washer for the winter?
Store the pressure washer indoors and in a warm spot to prevent freezing and internal seal damage. Add “Pump Saver” antifreeze to the pump inlet to protect inner seals.
When should I use pump protector?
The best solution: use specially formulated Pump Protector from Cat Pumps® to protect your pressure washer pump from freezing, corrosion, mineral deposits and premature wear. Recommended for use with all pressure washers, Pump Protector adds lubrication to pistons, valves and seals to pre- vent sticking.
Can you use automotive antifreeze in pressure washer?
RV Antifreeze is used to winterize a RV’s water lines (potable water lines, not in the engine). It’s main difference with normal antifreeze is that it is non-toxic and biodegradable, making it perfect for a pressure washer.
What is pump oil in a pressure washer?
Most pressure washer pumps use a 30w non-detergent oil. This is because most pressure washer pumps use splash lubrication. This is a process that includes rotating “dippers” that throw oil into the pistons and cylinders.
Does electric power washer need oil?
Do electric power washers need oil? Yes, electric power washers also need oil for their pump. In contrast to gas engines, the power washer’s electric motor does not need oil, but the pump needs oil to keep working properly. Pressure washer water pumps need a relatively low amount of oil.
Can you use RV antifreeze to winterize a pressure washer?
If using a funnel and hose, fill the funnel with R.V. antifreeze and pull the starter cord repeatedly to cycle the antifreeze through the pump. Add a fuel stabilizer such as STA-BIL. This will keep any moisture in the fuel from freezing and keep the fuel stabilized through the winter months.