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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.
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.
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.
SIMPSON pressure washers are designed to ensure you do not damage the engine or any of the mechanical components. Generally, the reason your SIMPSON pressure washer just shut off is because it has run out of gas or oil. ALWAYS check the oil and gas level of your pressure washer every time you plan to turn it on.
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 pressure washer unloader valve diverts the water flow through the bypass when the trigger on the gun is depressed. The Unloader valve is designed to respond to an increase in pressure or a change in water flow. The unloader valve can also be used for adjusting the pressure of your machine.
Unloader valve failure — Power lags also result from failed unloader valves. This problem can be diagnosed by manually enacting the valve function. Open the tank and drain out the air and water, then close and power back up. If the compressor bogs down once again, the valve needs to be replaced.
If the machine is pulsing when on standby, is the garden hose supplying the pressure washer fully uncoiled? 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.

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This pressure washer will continue to build pressure when you let off the trigger. I have replaced the hose 3 times because the pump continues to pump until it blows the hose. The pump will not stop pumping!
ANSWER : You have a defective pressure release valve or someone has misadjusted.

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Motor stops, washer was working , full level in oil and good oil. Don’t starts again, apparently barred engine, does not “turn” around.
ANSWER : Whats it like if you remove the pump and gearbox if driven by a gearbox?

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Motor starts, stops, starts, stops etc never running completely. not putting out much water pressure. not building pressure??
ANSWER : Is you nozzle plugged? That is what this sounds like.

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Lawn scarifier motor runs slow than starts to smoke
ANSWER : What sort of scarifier is it?

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SMOKE AND SPARKS OUT OF ELECTRIC MOTOR ON FLYMO MOWER
ANSWER : No doubt the brushes have decided they need replaced .

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Pump works for about 20 seconds then stops for 40 seconds then starts again.
ANSWER : This sounds as if motor is overheating and the thermal switch is stopping it (why it restarts by itself) if a pump is overheating then a few reasons need be looked at , is pump encountering higher viscosity’s than designed for and is having trouble moving liquid fast enough , is distance pump has to lift liquid over what it’s designed to do most of these pumps use liquid it’s moving to provide cooling to pump , is liquid it’s moving warm/Hot allready if so use different type of pump (non submerged) and last but not least is pump worn out and is failing moving parts wearing together make heat !!! ?

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I have a mt2000-h magnum pump, but did not get the controlls with the pump. Im trying to figure out how to get the two speeds out of the motor when i only have one set of motor leads for the 220v hook up. motor data tag says 1750-3425 for motor rpm. how does this motor produce two differant rpm’s without two differant sets of windings?
ANSWER : You have two windings if it is two speed. What you need is a switch
before your wires come into the motor you need to take one of the leads and run it through a high low switch. This will simply take one of your 110v lines and make it go to high and low speed on the motor.
Green will go to ground, one 110v line will go to common and the other goes to the switch. It comes out as two leads. One will hook up to the low speed terminal and the other will hook to the high speed terminal in the back of the motor.

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My 1hp pump runs for about 30-40mins it gets hot and stops can you help me?
ANSWER : Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com.

Something is causing the pump motor to overheat and shut off to avoid permanent failure.

The motor is likely failing. It may be a small part such as the capacitor or the starting switch, but could also be more severe such as the winding itself. You will also want to examine the shaft to see if it is damaged, bent, or the bearings failing or seized.

If you are not familiar with testing these parts your best bet would be a local electric motor repair shop to see if the motor can be repaired or if it would need to be replaced.

*All of this assumes this is an older/exisintg installation that has worked properly in the past and is just now showing signs of failure. If this is a new install look at your line voltage versus the voltage the motor is set to accept. If feeding 115 to a motor wired to be on 230 you will also get the situation you describe.

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John

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