the lance to detergent application mode and then rotate it back to high pressure mode the high pressure kicks in and all is well. Is the lance faulty?
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The number one cause of low or no pressure when using a pressure washer is a blocked or worn nozzle. Blocked nozzles will prevent water from escaping, while a worn nozzle will allow too much water to pass through, causing the pressure to drop.
There could be small leaks, holes, or tears in your garden hose or high-pressure hose that are causing your pressure washer to lose pressure when you pull the trigger. If you find leaks, plug the holes or replace the hose, which should solve your pressure issues.
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.
How Do I Tell If My Unloader Valve is Bad? In most occurrences, the first symptom of an unloader valve going bad is no pressure from the wand when the trigger is pressed. This happens when the unloader valve gets stuck open and does not allow water to enter the hose and trigger.
DON`T Let the Machine Run Too Long Without Pulling the Trigger. Pressure washers operate under pressure, and that pressure needs to be released by pulling the trigger. If you let the machine run for two minutes or longer without spraying water, then you could damage the pump.
Little Or No Water Pressure

Begin isolating the problem by hooking a water hose to the washer`s inlet and turning it on. If water flows out the outlet, you know water is cycling through. If not, chances are your inlet filter is clogged. Remove and clean it, and you should be good to go.

Common check valve problems include noise (water hammer), vibration/chattering, reverse flow, sticking, leakage, missing internals, component wear or damage. However, it is worth mentioning that normally the real cause is the wrong size, spring, and/or style for the check valve application.
What Is the Unloader Valve? A compressor unloader valve is a small part, typically measuring approximately 4-5 inches in length and width. It performs the critical function of releasing trapped air inside the tank, enabling the motor to restart.
Without an unloader valve, the water pressure continues to build up in the nozzle, potentially causing a very unsafe situation. The increase in pressure – without an unloader valve to regulate it – could cause the water pressure to go over the PSI limit, potentially damaging your pressure washer`s pump.
A worn nozzle on the spray gun. A clogged water inlet filter (20). Worn O-rings on the bypass valve (19), or a bypass valve hanging up. High-pressure valve (43-46) fails to function properly.
Low blood pressure has many different causes including: Emotional stress, fear, insecurity or pain (the most common causes of fainting) Dehydration, which reduces blood volume. The body`s reaction to heat, which is to shunt blood into the vessels of the skin, leading to dehydration.
A worn nozzle on the spray gun. A clogged water inlet filter (20). Worn O-rings on the bypass valve (19), or a bypass valve hanging up. High-pressure valve (43-46) fails to function properly.
A worn nozzle on the spray gun. A clogged water inlet filter (20). Worn O-rings on the bypass valve (19), or a bypass valve hanging up. High-pressure valve (43-46) fails to function properly.
If you only notice low water pressure when using the hot water setting, then you probably have a clogged hot water line (or vise-versa for cold water). The easiest solution to this problem is to replace the clogged line with a new one. Water lines can be purchased either online or at most major home improvement stores.
If you only notice low water pressure when using the hot water setting, then you probably have a clogged hot water line (or vise-versa for cold water). The easiest solution to this problem is to replace the clogged line with a new one. Water lines can be purchased either online or at most major home improvement stores.

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Kranzle electric washer will not suck up soap
ANSWER : Hi, if it has a chemical injector on the machine then the pressure at the lance will have to be lowered for it to pull in soap. it works on a similar principle to how carburetors on cars pull in fuel, bernouli principle. high pressure at one side of an orifice going to low pressure at the other side which causes a negative pressure ( vacuum) which should pull in the soap. there should be a non return valve at the orifice (hole) which prevents the water back feeding into the soap container, it is quite common for this valve to get stuck, it is just a ball, spring and o ring , and the ball sticks to the o ring. if it is this system then take the soap pick up pipe off the injector and just push the ball off it’s seat with a bit of wire.If it is a high pressure soap system then that is different, but they usually work with an injector in my experience.try taking the high pressure hose off the front off the machine and running it, if it has an injector on it it should pull in plenty off soap.hope this helps ,andy

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Need help in getting Honda engine on NorthStar pressure washer to run.
ANSWER : Could be low water pressure I have found.Also, I purchased a can of “stuff” at Lowes today which allows you to circulate a liquid substance which lubricates the pressure pump….the pump could be frozen up…I have a rotating nozzle which I bought…and it had frozen up…this stuff works

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1750 psi Electric Pressure Washer: My pressure washer is losing pressure and is pulsa…
ANSWER : If the pressure washer is pulsating then that is a sign of check valve failure. You may be able to clean of replace the check valves. Replacing the head is the wrong way to go. This is completely unnecessary. If you can tell me the model number of your pressure washer then I can assist you better in pointing you in the right direction.

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No high pressure. has been a consistant problem for a while. Was able to get high pressure to “kick-in” before by removing nozzle, squeezing trigger to “prime” high pressure, then quickly put nozzle back in then it would work. now it doesn’t work at all.
ANSWER : See this link to fix the problem

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New pressure washer runs starts and runs for 30-45 minutes with no problems then dies and will not restart. Once it cools for a few minutes it will restart but will die again quickly. If it is allowed to sit for 30+ minutes it will run for another half hour but then dies again. Changed oil, gas, checked all obvious areas. Any suggestions?
ANSWER : Try removing the carb bowl and check for dirt/water etc , also if the machine is over heating it may be getting vapour locked

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Honda powwer boss 3000-whenyoupull the handale to spray it kills the engine
ANSWER : Sounds like the unloader (regulator). Try removing the nozzle, the pull the trigger with the engine running. If motor is still running then it could be the Unloader malfunctioning. If you require a new one try a bypass system for the unloader. The bypass will help save the life of the unloader.

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Engine will not run with out choke being puh in
ANSWER : You will need to remove the carburetor and clean. Be sure to clean the high speed jet. This jet is the bolt that holds the fuel bowl on. Remove and clean the small holes in the sides of bolt. You will need a small piece of wire or bread tie just remove the outer covering and run this through the holes. Some have a hole in the bottom and smaller hole in the threads towards the top. Clean with carburetor cleaner and blow with compressed air. Try cleaning the jet first and if this doesn’t work then clean and rebuild entire carb. Hope this helps.

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Althogh the motor is running, the water comes out at very low pressure. The machine is a K4.91
ANSWER : Has it been store in sub zero tempiture if so your pump housing is cracked

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