Black max will not pick up detergent, water runs out detergent cap and no pressure
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Are you using a low pressure nozzle?? You have to use a low pressure nozzle to siphon detergent. Use the black nozzle with the giant spray opening.
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Check clear hose placement. Make sure you are using the proper soap siphon setting or nozzle. Refer to operator`s manual for correct application. Slowly close the water supply valve while spraying the soap nozzle until suds are visible.
If you are experiencing this issue, the first thing to check is the sensor area. The sensor area might be obstructed by soap or sanitizer residue. Clean the area, removing any visible residue, and test the unit. Pro Tip: Do not use abrasive cleaners on the dispenser or cartridge.
To clean the pump, simply flush your pump with warm water and a bit of vinegar. For stubborn clogs, use a bit more vinegar ; a toothpick may come in handy. Allow it to dry thoroughly before adding soap to the dispenser. It is recommended to flush your pump with warm water once a month ; or each fill up.
This thing is powerful. I was able to clean my large driveway in under 2 hours, something that took me over 4 with my old electric pressure washer. The unit is well built and solid. I also like that it comes with 4 nozzles so you can get the right spray type for what you will be cleaning.
If you`re looking to eliminate dirt or dust buildup on your patio or balcony, pressure washer soap is not required. It can still be used if you`d prefer, but it won`t be the end of all days if you don`t use it.
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We have a Black Max 3000 psi with a Honda GC 190 engine and the water will not come out of the power washer anymore
Cud b a few things 1.check filter 2.check 2 c if water is returning tru the over flow 3screw down pressure valve as far as u can
Unloader valve broke off and in need of replacement
What oil is requierd for the pump – Honda Black Max 2600 PSI Pressure Washer
See the attached link for the correct oil for the pump on this machine.
What kind of soap do I need to use? – Honda Black Max 2600 PSI Pressure Washer
I suppose that would be dependent upon what you would be cleaning eh?If moss on white siding use a bleach solutionOtherwise for general cleaning I prefer “simple green” — you may cut it up to ten times with water….Best regardsCk
What type of oil can i use – Honda Black Max 3000 Psi Pressure Washer
The engine and the pump can use the same oil. SAE 30 non detergent oil. No need to pay more for speciality oil. Check oil often and look for any unusual signs such as milky or foamy oil in pump which would indicate water leaking past seals. Good luck.
What type of motor oil – Honda Black Max 2600 PSI Pressure Washer
4-Cycle Engine Oil (SAE 30 or SAE 10W30)
Here is a link to the owners manual, should you need it.
MY MACHINE STARTED TO LEAK BLACK OIL UNDERNEATH THE PRESSURE MACHINE, I SUPPOSE ITS THE WATER PUMP WHICH WAS RUNNING WITHOUT ANY OIL
If there is black oil coming from the bottom of the pump area there is a good chance it is either coming from the pump or the engine. If the oil is coming through the pump one of the seals is bad.
Unlike most brands the Black Max offers very limited parts for their pumps and depending on what model you have there is a good possibility that the oil seals aren’t available. On the other hand, you should be able to find a pump to replace the one that you have at a very good price.
If I knew the model number of your machine I could better assist you in finding the correct replacement pump for your machine.
How do I replace the outlet valve on a Honda black max 2700 psi power washer that broke off?
For $290 is savings, I’d work at backing that piece out … someone has put it on.