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Sometimes the water pressure from the house is insufficient, when it happened to me it would run weird. The water would come out in spurts because little water would come out of the water hose. You could try and lower the pressure on the machine to compensate for the lack of pressure going in, that’s all I can think of.

How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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The Hose Is Too Old or Worn Out

You should always inspect hoses regularly and always before use. Check for signs of wear, dents, kinks, abrasions, and holes. Minor problems become big ones under pressure. Before use, ensure that the hoses are securely and properly connected to your pressure washer.

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.
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.
Surging Pressure Washer Troubleshooting Tips

Check that the water supply and inlet screen are unrestricted. Check to see if the water supply does meet the necessary flow rate. If not, discontinue using the pump, because it will suck air, causing cavitation that can damage the pump`s parts.

Gas Pressure Washer: Why does water spray out of my pressure washer`s pressure relief valve? If the pressure washer runs for more than 5 minutes when the spray wand isn`t in use, the water in the pump often overheats, causing the thermal relief valve to open and discharge hot water onto the ground.
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.
Machine Type: Gas pressure washers can typically run for about 30 minutes before they need a break. Electric models can usually go for an hour or more. If you`re using a hot water pressure washer, you`ll need to give it breaks more frequently – about every 15 minutes.
It may be tempting to try patching the leak, but the high-pressure water that`s carried through the hose will force that patch loose, and could even cause serious injury. While there are ways to repair a hose with the right tools and experience, it`s not recommended.
It may be tempting to try patching the leak, but the high-pressure water that`s carried through the hose will force that patch loose, and could even cause serious injury. While there are ways to repair a hose with the right tools and experience, it`s not recommended.
If the barbs on the fitting are too aggressive, they will bite through the tube causing a leak path. Material being conveyed through the tube will find the path of least resistance, and when the pressure builds up, air or water will escape through this leak path to form a bubble behind the fitting.

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710 d has problem in hydrolics ax like main pump is destroking to soon no power in all hydrolics. did presure test found low presure in charge circuit on test port on main pump .have checked or replaced all that can cause low charge presure according to manual still low charge presure have found correct charge presure on test port on backhoe
ANSWER : Hydraulic pump may be going out, you have to have a good working pump for your hydraulics to work right, there are also some check valves that could be leaking, this will also give you a low pressure reading, low pressure will also effect pto engagement

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Rpm fluctuates idles high then low high then low
ANSWER : It could be the governor spring is weak. Get your model type and code numbers off the engine shroud and take them to your local small engine repair shop and get the new spring. It’s not hard to replace. Install the new one and you should be up and running.


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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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Starts instantly. If moved or shut off manually, will not re-start. Very aggrevating. There must be a faulty safety switch. Where is this safety switch located? Please help!
ANSWER : There is a low oil level sensor on the opposite side of the engine as the oil fill / dipstick. The next time that your presure washer acts up disconnect ONE wire to the oil level sensor. On pressure washers mose engines have the oil level sensor removed for just this reason. You tip the engine to move the power washer and you can not start it or.. if you move it with the unit running the oil level sensor kills the ignition. Just make sure that anytime you are going to use it that you ensure the oil level is properly serviced. (Each use)

There is yet another possibility. Debris in the bottom of the fuel bowl will draft directly into the lower fuel jet (Located inthe bowl nut area) with a tip of the unit and clog the fuel nozzle. You can prove you have a fuel problem simply by adding gas to the carb throat with the air filter removed. If you get a brief start… you have a fuel not a spark problem. Turn off the fuel selector… remove the fuel float bowl nut and drop the float bowl. Use carb cleaner in the threaded area to clean out the orifice in the body of the carb and then remove the debris from the float bowl. CLEAN the bowl nut also.

Use a spray can lid for the next step under the float bowl area.
Open the fuel selector and gently lift the float to level. Fuel must shut off when near level and re-start fuel flow as you lower the float. The spray paint can lid should fill up in 8 seconds or less. If you have poor fuel flow start looking at the bottom of the gas tank or an inline fuel filter as the problem. Some fuel selectors have tiny bowls under the fuel selector lever. Make sure to clean this out also if you have one.

Turn off the fuel selector. Reinstall the float bowl making sure the rubber bowl gasket is fitted properly. Fuel selector ON… leak test. Then test start the unit and see if your symptom is gone.

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Cleaner will not syphon from bottle – Karcher G2650HHR Gas Pressure Washer
ANSWER : Siphon only works on low pressure. Put low pressure tip on wand to get it working right.All other tips will not allow fluids to flow out fast enough to build siphon pressure / draw.

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How do i get the soap to come out from the washer
ANSWER : To get the soad to come out you will need to adjust your machine to low pressure. You can do this by turning the knob at the end of the lance and then your machine will **** chemical.

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Coleman APW-VB-1400A Pressure Washers, pump runs but low presure

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Saw will not start, excessive amount of gas coming out the exhaus
ANSWER : The Vitan seat you talk about is not a seat at all. It is the soft tip at the end of the needle. Make sure your hi and low speed jets are 1 1/2 turns open. and try again. If problem persists check for piston scarring by removing the muffler and looking into the exhaust port.

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