What is the most common problem with pressure washers?

Many pressure problems begin and end at the unloader. A cracked o-ring, dirt caught in the spring or a stuck shaft are the most common issues solved by simply removing the unloader and cleaning/looking for issues.

Why would a pressure washer stop working?

Remove and clean it, and you should be good to go. Assuming water is flowing through the pump properly, start the engine, hook up the hose and wand and see if it works. If not, you have a collapsed or kinked hose or a clogged wand. Both problems can most likely be fixed quickly without professional help.

How long do pressure washers last?

In general, most well know pressure washer companies guaranty their machine for at least 500 hours. Most persons use it for around 50 hours each year. That means that a well-maintained pressure washer should last at least 10 years.

Do Pressure washers need maintenance?

Regular maintenance will ensure the safety and dependability of the pressure washer. Follow these steps before and after each use to ensure the unit is in proper working order.

How long can a pressure washer run?

You should not run a pressure washer (except professional equipment) for more than five minutes. While the duration may vary from model to model, it should be between 3 and 5 minutes. Leaving your pressure washer running for more than five minutes can result in overheating.

Why does my power washer keep surging?

Surging occurs when the pressure is fine and then weakens. It is caused when the flow rate for the pump cannot be supported by the water supply. Problems can mount from there so it is important that it is dealt with as soon as possible.

Is it OK to start a pressure washer without water?

The use of a pressure washer without water is not recommended, even if you can start it. In addition to lubricating the pump, water keeps it cool as well. The pump will wear down quickly if the water is not lubricated and cooled.

Why does my pressure washer keep starting and stopping?

Water leaking from a loose connection can cause the unit to cycle on and off. Verify if the pressure hose has an O-ring at the connection. If missing, this will also cause the unit to cycle on and off. While the unit is running look for any water leaks that may cause the unit to turn back on.

How do you reset a power washer?

Each time the power cord is plugged in to an outlet, the Reset button on the GFCI module must be pressed down to connect to electricity. Check to see if the Reset button has been pressed. Next, confirm the small plastic window below the Reset button shows RED in the window.

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