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When running and water going through the pump the engine shut off and the pump gets so hot I can't keep my hands on it.
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It usually happens when the pressure washer runs out of gas. A blocked fuel filter can also stop a pressure washer from running smoothly. The gas flow to the carburetor will be limited. Solution: Check the air vent on the fuel cap is not blocked.
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 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.
Water leaking from a loose connection can cause the unit to cycle on and off. Verify if the pressure hose has an O-ring at the connection. If missing, this will also cause the unit to cycle on and off. While the unit is running look for any water leaks that may cause the unit to turn back on.
If the water pressure is too high, it can cause the machine to overheat. Adjust the pressure accordingly and see if that solves the problem. Next, take a look at the machine itself. If there is a build-up of dirt and debris, this can also lead to overheating.
If the spark arrestor is dirty or damaged, it can cause the engine to stall. To clean the spark arrestor, you will need to remove it from the pressure washer and use a wire brush to remove any build-up. Once the spark arrestor is clean, you can reattach it and try starting the power washer again.
The vast majority of pressure washer spray guns feature a trigger lock that can be used when you need to step away from the pressure washer. Utilizing the trigger lock will prevent any unintentional spraying and accidents.
Cold water is recommended for high volume low pressure applications to knock away caked on mud and debris or when stripping away paint. For all other applications Hot water will allow for faster cleaning and reduce the amount of detergent required. Hot water is especially recommended when cleaning grease and oil.
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My pressure washer will start for a second and then shuts down. I just bought it from a friend and don,t think the springs to the govner are right but not sure.would like a skicamitc of the engine or manual so i can see if they are right
When you start your engine open wand trigger this will probably allow you to get the engine warmed up and I think it’ll work for you it used to work for us .
Oil appears to have come out of the oil filler cap. Is this a sign of overfilling the oil, or something else?
Id definitley say its over filled. try checking the dipstick
No pressure Pump reassembly. I purchased a new pump and installed it. Got machine back together and I’m not getting any pressure. What would be the signs if I don’t have the shaft key in properly? Or any other suggestions?
Water comes out of nozzle with pressure for a quick second then no pressure, just water. This is a brand new pump so was curious if I installed it wrong. Wondering before taking it apart again.
No pressure would be a sign that the key was not in properly.
What oil do i use in the pump? The oil is milky and needs changing.
Well you can use direct recommended from Ace Hardware see link.
They recommend 250 hours, but i’d change more often, like you said when it’s milky. If it begins to get water in the oil sooner, that indicates your piston to crankcase seal is beginning to leak.
Need help in getting Honda engine on NorthStar pressure washer to run.
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
My electric stea pressure washer wont ignite burner
There can be multiple problems with the burner.
Here is a link to a page for troubleshooting burners.
Starts great and sprays great, but will not continue to run when [ stop spraying. It locks up until I release the pressure from the gun.is there a pressure by-pass adjustment I can make?
Tune up motor, replace air filter/spark plug and oil.
Won’t heat It pumps water but when you switch heat on it won’t ignite and it just smells like diesel. What part needs to be replaced?
Sound like its not getting a spark at your electrodes.