1750 psi Electric Pressure Washer

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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.

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.
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.

Low water pressure in a kitchen faucet is often fixed by cleaning the aerator and changing the cartridge. Sediment buildup is common in all faucets, so they should be maintained regularly. Reduced water pressure in kitchen faucets is common due to sediment clogging the aerator or problems with the faucet`s cartridge.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most common reasons a pressure washer won`t stay running is because the spark plug is dirty or damaged. To clean the spark plug, you will need to remove it from the engine and use a wire brush to remove any build-up on the electrode.
These include an incoming power problem, a damaged power cord, a malfunctioning door lid switch or lock, a defective user control board or timer, a broken drive belt, or a faulty or obstructed drain pump.
The simple answer is yes, pressure washers can overheat. This is not unique to pressure washing machines – anything with a motor or power source can overheat in the right (or perhaps, wrong) circumstances. The key to preventing this detriment is to understand what causes this to happen.
While gas pressure washers require more maintenance, they`re not the only kind that needs a little TLC. Electric pressure washers are famous for being convenient and maintenance-free, but that doesn`t mean they can be left in service during the off-season.
Too Little Air in the Reservoir Tank

These tanks depend on air pressure within to regulate the pressure switch. If the inside air pressure drops, the tank will not trigger the pressure switch correctly, causing the pump to switch ON and OFF erroneously.

If your pump seems to be cycling (turning on and off repeatedly), there are a few common causes. One of the most frequent culprits is a blown bladder in the water tank. You`ll need to replace this component, and also inspect the switch contacts to see if they`ve suffered any damage from the cycling.
Pressure pulsations are the oscillations of the discharge pressure, occurring nominally during steady operating conditions, at a frequency equal to or higher than the pump drive shaft speed.
Pressure may decrease if your packing is worn out or if there are abrasives or severe cavitation (bubbles) in the pumped fluids. This can be caused by an inadequate amount of water and/or a lack of proper filtration. To fix, install the proper filter.
Pressure may decrease if your packing is worn out or if there are abrasives or severe cavitation (bubbles) in the pumped fluids. This can be caused by an inadequate amount of water and/or a lack of proper filtration. To fix, install the proper filter.
The pump may turn on and off several times with very short pauses causing a pulsing sound. This is part of normal operation.

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The engine surges at idle and then does not run constantly underpressure. sounds like fuel but cleaned all lines and used new fuel. any suggestions
ANSWER : A new spark plug and don,t forget to push in the choke after start.

When I start it the engine surges. When I pull the handle on the wand the engine will not go to max rpm.
ANSWER : Check to see if the choke is not on.

I just bought a new toro mower. the engine surges in speed about 1/sec. how can i get it to run smoothly?
ANSWER : If this is a brand new mower you could take it to the shop where you purchased it. I will say that newer units are set to run pretty lean to meet emission standards and may surge a bit when not under a load. You could take a look at the carb and see if there are any adjustment screws visible. A minor turn with a screwdriver may solve your problem, probably turn the screw out about 1/4 turn or so, just until the surging stops. Many of the new machines today do not have any owner adjustable parts. If you don’t feel comfortable trying this, please supply a model number off the mower and more info might be available.

New husqvarne 42 inch 22v b&s eng .engine surges bad at idle ok in full throttle dealer says this is ok not buying that
ANSWER : Yes, this is ok…. i would suggest to have throttle cable adjusted. it may be set back to low.

Poulan Weed Eater runs in surges, with or without air filter on will not run smooth. Mower engine (B&S 4 HP) is “FIXED SPEED” 20″ type. Engine started easy, it will run in pulsating surges.

Craftsman 550 lawnmower engine surging
ANSWER : Sounds like you need to clean the carb

My engine surges,i tryed to adjust the gonvoner and now it just races and wont idle down
ANSWER : Adjust the govenor back to where is was. You have a partially plugged carb

Engine surges at idle or any speed – Troy-Bilt Pony Garden Tiller
ANSWER : That is called hunting and can be caused by various things. The governor controls the engine speed. Is the lever and link/spring correct. Carb in good shape? Spark plug clean and gapped? Fresh fuel or was there old fuel in it?