a red cap on top of the pump with no level indicator. Thank You
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What type of oil to use in pressure washers? We use automotive 10W-30, and as I mentioned we have had great results for several years.
Pressure washer water pumps need relatively low oil recommended by the manufacturer, as specified in the owner`s manual. (Purchase pre-measured bottles of pump oil for water pumps without dipsticks.) Never use special oil additives or detergents, unless specified in the owner`s manual.
If however, your pressure washer pump does require maintenance, it will likely employ a small sight glass on the sidewall of the pump. The sight glass allows the operator to check the pump oil level at a glance. With the wash-off, the pump oil should rest 3/4 way up the window.
First out of the box/carton use, The unit is shipped to the store or to your location with NO oil in it… You will need to add the oil that comes with your new dewalt 3400 psi pressure washer… A package of oil should come with it if not add your own.
The last thing you want to do is be in a hurry and accidentally grab motor oil instead of the synthetic stuff you need to properly run your pressure washer. It won`t matter what brand it is. As long as it has the SAE 10W-30 or SAE 10W-40 on the label, that`s exactly what you`re looking for.
When changing or adding oil, do not overfill the engine crankcase. Overfilling oil may cause smoking, hard starting, spark plug fouling, and oil saturation of the air filter. Do not run the pressure washer before connecting and turning on the water supply failing to do so will result in damage to the pump.
Oil Capacity: 14 Ounces For best results, pump oil designed specifically for pressure washers is recommended, as these contain a rust inhibitor and an anti-foaming agent. If this oil is not available, an SAE 30W non-detergent oil may be used.
Experts advise doing an initial oil change after the first 50 hours of pump use. After that, change the crankcase oil every 3 months or after every 500 hours of operation, whichever comes first. High pressure plunger pumps require a specially formulated oil; otherwise regular pump oil is appropriate.
Use a work light or flashlight to look under your car. You should be able to see and reach a large nut or plug located under the oil pan at the bottom of the engine (see Figure 13-6). This is the oil drain plug.
First out of the box/carton use, The unit is shipped to the store or to your location with NO oil in it… You will need to add the oil that comes with your new dewalt 3400 psi pressure washer… A package of oil should come with it if not add your own.

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Oil appears to have come out of the oil filler cap. Is this a sign of overfilling the oil, or something else?
ANSWER : Id definitley say its over filled. try checking the dipstick

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What oil do i use in the pump? The oil is milky and needs changing.
ANSWER : Well you can use direct recommended from Ace Hardware see link.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1340266

They recommend 250 hours, but i’d change more often, like you said when it’s milky. If it begins to get water in the oil sooner, that indicates your piston to crankcase seal is beginning to leak.

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I bought a troybuilt pressure washer used and i changed the motor oil and ran it maybe 5 minutes.
later i checked the oil level again and it shot out the cap and i noticed the pump oil level is also almost to the top of sight glass. Does anyone know whats wrong?
ANSWER : If you left it sit for a while & did not turn the fuel tap off,it may have flooded and therefore the oil level would have risen causing the oil to over flow.

always turn the fuel tap off when not using your pressure wahser.

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2700 Series Presser Washer, and I need to change the “engine” oil. There on two oil “yellow” fill point, and the manual talks about changing the pump oil. How exactly do I change the engine oil?
ANSWER : Look for a drain plug on the base of the engine.Take the fill cap off also, and it’ll drain easier.

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Pump oil leak where pump connects to engine
ANSWER : With that few hours, you need to return it as the seal shouldn’t leak. Probably was improper pump assembly, so you should take it back, because it will only get worse and fail. Hope this helps you, Rick

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Lack of pressure in a karcher 455. motor powers on changes sound as trigger is depressed but water remains at mains pressure. oil replaced and had no water in old oil. any ideas.
ANSWER : Most cases the engine is used on many different units find one of those for a pump

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I think I added too much oil to my pressure washer. It lost pressure after about 20 minutes, then smoke came our where the exhaust area is. I immediately turned it off. Then I noticed oil dripping from the oil filter. What do you might have happened and what should I do?
ANSWER : Drain the oil until the proper level is reached….let the unit sit for awhile until cool and then remove spark plug and clean it….i think it should be just fine….good luck

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Where is drain plug for engine oil – Briggs & Stratton Gas Pressure Washer 20244
ANSWER : If you are refering to the engine, the drain plug is on the underside above the pump. Sometimes it’s located on both sides at the very bottom where the engine is bolted to the frame. It may have both of these drains, but the one on the side you can’t get to due to the frame being in the way so this is why they put them in two different spots. I hope this helps.

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