Karcher K 5.93 M Electric Pressure Washer
K5.140 electric pressure washer makes a revving noise when releasing the trigger. the pressure also seems to be lower.
this washer is 12 months old and only been used three times.
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Before you do the below steps check the water supply inlet screen for obstructions where the water hose connects to the unit. If you notice debris remove and clean the screen under running water with a small NYLON brush.
The bypass unloader valve is triggering earlier than it should. You can lubricate this by adding oil to the water supply inlet (at least 3 oz.) and very briefly switching the unit on then off 0.5 seconds. Then let is sit overnight. The next day connect power briefly and again cycle the unit on then off for 0.5 seconds. Connect the water supply and then purge the water wand hose into a bucket to catch the oil before use. After this restart the unit and operate the wand trigger under full pressure at 0.5 second intervals to ;scycle the bypass / unloader valve inside the pump. This method has worked in about 95\0 % of the machines I have worked on. The oil lubricates and fattens the seals in the bypass / unloader valve. It eihter works the first time or the seals are torn in the unloader valve and must be replaced. With only 3 uses I think your pretty much in the clear and will not need new seals.
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The engine of your pressure washer may rev sporadically because it is experiencing an intermittent blockage of the air that it needs to function properly. The first thing that you should do is to check the air filter for clogs caused by debris or dirt. Clean out any clogs that you find and the erratic revving may stop.
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This can be confirmed when the trigger is released and the pressure builds back up to a normal level. It is telling the operator that the water supply does not meet the pump`s recommended flow rate.
If the machine is pulsing whilst in use, it may be that the accessory you are using has a blockage. Clear by soaking the accessory in warm soapy water and then rinsing out under the tap.
Worn valves can allow water to free flow in and out of a valve chamber and not be properly discharged from the pump. This condition can cause a loud knocking noise in the pump. Remove each valve or set of valves and inspect for wear or debris. Clean or replace as necessary.
Often times, a machine producing low pressure will surge, cycle on and off, or continue to run. This typically indicates that the machine is losing pressure somewhere, such as a leak in one of the lines or inside the case of the machine.
Usually, well water pulsates when there isn`t enough air pressure in the tank. The two parts that regulate this pressure are the electric pressure switch and the internal air bladder inside the water tank. If either of them is malfunctioning, this can cause the water from your taps to pulsate rather than flow steadily.
Check for leaks
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.
A faulty or broken water inlet valve often causes a clicking sound that`s a little like the noise made by an old movie projector. These valves can sometimes get rusty or blocked with lint and other debris. You can usually tell if the inlet valve is faulty because the washing machine won`t fill with water.
A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the pressure washer for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to run stall.
A rattling sound inside a pump may be caused by damaging cavitation, resulting from imploding internal gaseous bubbles due to restricted flow, improper pressure, or other issues. Likewise, water hammering, a single implosion of a large gaseous bubble or air pocket might sound like a loud bang.
This could be an indication that the motor is overloaded. If the pump is buzzing you should turn it off straight away before the motor burns out. Usually, the capacitor has failed to result in the buzzing sound. The capacitor is what serves the motor power.
Give Your Pressure Washer a Break
No matter how powerful your pressure washer might be, it`s never a good idea to leave your machine running for too long because doing so will increase the risk that it will overheat. Instead, most professionals suggest using a pressure washer in intervals of three to five minutes.
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.
Damage to the machine: Overheating can damage the internal components of the machine and lead to costly repairs. Pressure washers are expensive as it is – you want to protect your investment any way you can. Fire: In some cases, overheating can lead to a fire.
An electric pressure washer can overheat, but not in the same way that a gas unit will. Electric pressure washers automatically shut down the motor when the wand trigger is closed. The main culprit that will cause your pressure washer to overheat is running it too long in direct sunlight on a hot day.
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