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Check the O-ring seal may be missing or damaged, If you have a screw connection high-pressure hose, the hose may blow off if it has not been screwed tight enough, or if the threads are damaged.
A dirty inlet or discharge valve is the most common cause of a pulsating pressure washer. Dirt or hard water can get caught up in these little divots. It is important that you clean out these pieces every so often to prevent these kinds of problems.
What is a Pulse Hose? A pulse hose is a specially manufactured hose that, unlike a typical hose, will expand slightly to dissipate energy and built-up pressure. The energy dissipation quality decreases momentary pressure spikes and smooths flow and performance.
The pump may have air in it from a leak in the hose, or the tank running low/dry. The pump will generally take care of this itself if allowed to do so. Simply turn the unloader valve pressure way down (turn the adjusting screw out/counter-clockwise) and let the pump move a high volume of water at a low pressure.
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.
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.

We recommend using a replacement hose that can handle the pressure. The durable materials in these hoses will not kink and curl like a simple garden hose. There are four things you`ll need to consider when choosing your replacement hose: Length: This will help you decide how portable you`d like to be with your washer.
An average garden hose allows water to flow at a rate of 5 – 10 GPM (gallon per minute) at a pressure of 30 – 50 PSI (pounds per square inch). A light duty residential pressure washer uses 1.6 GPM at a pressure of 1750 PSI. This gives the pressure washer between 5 – 18 times more cleaning power, using 68% less water.
The thermal relief valve opens to release hot, high-pressure water from the pump system onto the ground to prevent damage to the pump. Hot water builds up when the spray gun is unused for more than 5 minutes while the pump is running.
Your washing machine needs to stand level and balanced on its feet to function properly. An unbalanced appliance will vibrate and shake during operation. Try rocking the appliance from side to side or back and forth. If it`s rocking a lot, your flooring or appliance`s feet may be uneven.
Why do hoses burst? Hoses burst from an increase in pressure that causes weak points in the hose to develop and burst. This pressure can build up due to frozen water in the hose or a degradation of the material the hose is made of due to adverse conditions(ie heat, animals, weathering, etc).
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.
Turn Off the Machine

Turn off the water source. Don`t immediately detach the hose from the machine if the main water source is still on. Pressure has built up in the hose and could cause injury. Now, turn off the safety lock on the pressure washer and pull the trigger to remove any excess water and pressure.

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.
Symptoms of a Failing Check Valve

For example, failing check valves will start to vibrate and even lose some internal parts when problems begin to arise. Other symptoms of check valve failure include reverse flow and excessive component wear and damage. Check valves will also emit noises as they start to break down.

A surge in pressure within a piping system, known as water or fluid hammer, occurs whenever the linear flow rate of fluid in pipe changes quickly – when pumps start or stop, valves open or close with quick acting actuation devices, or entrapped air moves within the system.
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 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.
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.
The pressure washer vibrates excessively and is too much noisy > the water inlet filter may be responsible for it: if dirty, simply clean it.

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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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Excell pressure washer honda motor—have fuel flow—fresh—only runs when carb cleaner sprayed–then dies……….
ANSWER : Sounds like the carb is badly clogged internally. If you can remove it yourself, you can soak it overnight in a can of carb cleaner. But keep in mind some of the internal passageways in the carb are as fine a human hair and soaking may not work, it which case go to plan B, new carb. Last resort you could try to find cleaners small enough to get in the passageways of the carb, I’ve heard of people using wire brush bristles for example. Today’s gas is terrible, it does not take long to gum up the carb, if it sits for any time.

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What kind of soap do I need to use? – Honda Black Max 2600 PSI Pressure Washer
ANSWER : I suppose that would be dependent upon what you would be cleaning eh?If moss on white siding use a bleach solutionOtherwise for general cleaning I prefer “simple green” — you may cut it up to ten times with water….Best regardsCk

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I have a pressure washer that sputer when i pull the trigger. The moter sounds fine but i have pressure then nothing and i have pressure. Thank you Stu
ANSWER : How do i unclog the end of my pressure sprayer it works on low pressure but when i put it on high pressure nothing comes no water comes out.

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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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My Honda 2600 psi power washer will not pull to start. It was running great then I allowed the neighbor to borrow it. He ran the washer till it was out of gas and proceeded to refuel and at this point it would no longer start. The pull cord is out about 4-6 inches out and I am concerned about taking the casing off myself.

Fearing that it may throw more off on the unit. If i take the casing off are there any spring loaded parts that will dismount?

What should I do? Spark Plug? Turn wrenches?

Please let me know

ANSWER : You should be fine to take the recoil off, there shouldn’t be anything that shoots out at you. You might want to check the oil level on the engine, many of the Honda engines won’t start unless there is enough oil in them. If your oil level is fine, check to make sure that your motor is getting spark.

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The motor will only run when i pour gas into the carb
ANSWER : Clean the carburetor

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