Maxus Prosumer MX5223 Pressure Washer

Water is leaking from the top of the pump area. It leaks from the plastic tube, which I assumed was a soap intake tube. Shouldn’t this tube be pulling in vs spraying out?
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The hose going to the soap-intake has probably fell off and the ball and spring that should be inside the intake has fallen out.. Find them or buy new. I have the exact same problem.. :-/

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A pump leaking water indicates that there is something wrong such as bad water seals/packings or a broken ceramic plunger, or something minor like a leak o-ring. Any of these problems can be minor at first, but prolonged neglect can lead to bigger problems.
If the pump is leaking, the cause may be minor and easy to repair. Check the seals, packings, and O-rings for wear. These can easily be replaced, saving you the cost of a new pump. However, major leaks such as the ones caused by cracked or damaged plungers, can lead to pump failures.
The water pump contains several seals and gaskets that keep coolant enclosed and secure as it flows throughout the engine. As these seals and gaskets age, they will become worn, cracked, and dried out. Once this occurs, the coolant can leak from the water pump.
Dry running

A pump seal normally needs fluids to lubricate the materials around shaft. If there are no fluids available to lubricate, the seal runs dry which causes extra friction and heat. The seal will burn or melt and become damaged, which causes fluid leakage due to the pressure.

Fixing a water pump refers to the process of replacing an essential part of your vehicle`s cooling system. It is one of the least complicated procedures to carry out, as far as auto repairs go, so almost anyone who can operate a wrench can do this on their own.
Without a correctly running water pump, your engine will overheat in the summer or freeze in the winter. This can not only cause damage to the gaskets, cylinder heads and pistons, it often results in total engine failure.
Remember, a leaking and corroded water pump should always be replaced. Another tell-tale sign is sound. Worn out pump bearings, or a loose pulley, can cause a whirring noise. Replace the water pump if it is making this noise.
This is usually caused by a faulty radiator pressure cap, leaking hose, clogged radiator, compromised seals, and low fluid levels. Worn out or cracked seal in the water pump which can cause leaks. Timing belt that is too tight which can exert excessive pressure on the water pump`s shaft and bearings.
The washer pump on a car is intended to last a lifetime. In some cases, defects and other issues will require the unit to have to be replaced. The last thing that you want is to have your washer pump not functioning properly due to the danger that it can put you and your passengers in.
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Leaking or residue from the front of the engine, overheating, and whining or squealing noises from the engine can indicate a bad water pump.

Replacing a well pump is something that every homeowner with a private well will need to do at some point. The average lifespan of a well pump is 15-25 years, and you will typically start to notice more issues with your pump as it ages like an increase in repairs, changes in water pressure or increasing utility costs.
The expected lifespan of a water pump is 60,000 miles to 90,000 miles, but many can last longer than that. Usually, once your car has reached the coveted 100,000 miles, you can plan on the need for a pump replacement soon.
One of the common signs of bad water pump functionality is overheating. The pump may not leak coolant, but the pump mechanism itself may have failed. Over time the fins of the pump can actually wear down to the point where they are no longer moving coolant.
Common problems include overheating, leakage, low water pressure, noisy operation, and cavitation. These problems can be prevented or fixed by regular maintenance, inspection, and replacement of worn-out parts.
An old water pump will develop a slow leak that causes it to corrode. The reason for the corrosion is that the coolant pools around the pump and is constantly resting against the metal housing. Naturally, the liquid will start to rust the metal and the rust will eat through the metal.
A water pump replacement costs between $400 and $800 depending on the vehicle and the difficulty involved. Parts can run from $200 to $400, with labor services similarly priced.
Steel Sealâ„¢ will not seal leaks in hoses, seals, water pumps, or extremely large cracks in the head or block resulting in the vehicle not starting. If it does not run Steel Seal cannot work as it relies on temperature.
Most seal manufacturers say that operation of the seal at one of these limits will result in a minimum life span of two years; three years with some seal types such as those specified in Standard API 682.
Once the coolant becomes corrosive, it can cause the water pump gasket to deteriorate and leak. Water pumps can also leak from the shaft seal.
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.
Keep an eye on the wear of your pump parts. Replacing worn-out parts before they break can save you time and money in the long run. Keep your pump clean. A build-up of dirt and debris can cause your pump to work harder than necessary and shorten its lifespan.
You should replace the water pump after 60,000 to 100,000 miles for most modern vehicles. If your car is new, there is no need to worry about it. However, if you drive an older car, be sure to mention it to your mechanic.
A pump check valve is a self-actuating, one-way or non-return valve. This automatic safety device allows fluids to flow freely in one direction. However, if the fluid flow is reversed, the valve will automatically close, thus protecting the connected piping and pump.

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Leakin water pump
ANSWER : The water pump on a car has a bearing that blocks a hole when working. When the pump goes, it pulls the bearing from the hole and leaks. This is very common, and it was made this way for pin-pointing the issue. The water pump should be replaced.

The well pump is running, but no water is supplied to thr irrigation lines. once I put water in the pump housing by removing the pump guage the pump pumps water through the irrigation lines. when it shuts down, iloose the prime again. what should I do?
ANSWER : Sounds like you have an air leak. First check your fittings, next carefully run water over the pump seals (avoid getting water on the motor or you’ll hurt yourself and the pump if not worse) the pump will prime if the leaking seal is covered with water. Take your time and be careful and it should only be a matter of a loose fitting or simple seal swap.

I have a 1/2 horse wayne shallow well pump. At times the water in the house slows to a trickel. This will happen for about 40-120 seconds then the pump seems to kick on and the pressure is restored. I have replaced the high low switch and the problem persists. Please let me know any thoughts on the problem. Thank You
ANSWER : Check air in your water tank should be less than you’re cut in pressure..

I have a pressure booster pump installed which turns on automatically when we open the tap and turns off by itself when we close the tap, but when power goes and comes back(common in india), the pump will turn on even with no tap opened and does not turn off automatically and goes on running, some kind of airlock problem I think, when we just shut off and on water input several times, it again starts working well
ANSWER : Check to see if the output pipe has water in it when the pump swutches off the pump needs to be primed at all time what we normally find cases like this is the pump is higher than the supply or there is an air pocket on the output where the pressure sensor is

Pump comes on–the water stopped coming out—noticed the 2 wires coming from the pump hooked to points are black at end—-top of pump got warm—-have had a lot of lighting in my area—3/4 pump
ANSWER : Likely two very separate problems:

Prime failure is either mechanical wear in the pump or an air leak in the suction line. It is usually easier to look for air leaks in the suction prior to disassembling the pump to look for trouble. A clogged foot valve, a clogged impeller, clogged inlet screens, etc.

Line leads discoloring can mean many things: Line voltage may be dropping too much and/or the line leads undersized. The motor may be beginning to fail causing an increase in amp draw. The pump may be overloaded but that is unlikely.

As you narrow down the possibilities please add comments to this post if you need additional guidance.

John

Couple of guys tried to help me on this, perhaps you guys could come back. I forgot to mention there is a pressure tank bladder type on the discharge side. Could the air in this tank be messing with the prime. I checked the intake. It has water in it after bleeding air from the discharge system where before it was dry before purging air. I think there is air in the system and wonder if it is coming from the pressure tank?. i open up one of the discharge valves and a lot of air comes out. Should I put a valve on the pressure tank to take it off line until I get water from the well?

Mar 12, 2010 – Could it be the check valve? I took it off and the flap appears to be working correctly. This well has been here a long time. Never given me any problems. I do have galvenized couplers on the discharge and intake sides. Old. Could these be leaking even though they show no sign of water? The discharge is able to hold 30 pounds easily overnight. I do not hear any vacuum in the intake when I take it off. Could the pipe to the well have a leak? I know I would have to insert a sleeve but I do not want to go through the hassle if I do not have to. I had put on a brand new pump from the hardware store that did the same thing so I think that would elliminate the pump as being the problem.
I disconnected it for the winter and rehooked it up. The galvanized couplers on the discharge and pump side are old but do not appear to be leakeing as I taped them well. The check valve seems to be functioning well as I took it off and the flap works correctly. The well is not pulling water. there does not appear to be a vacuum on the check vale when I losen it. could the check valve be bad? I am aware I might have to resleeve the well, but do not want to hassle with this if I do not have to. I want to eliminate everything else first. i put another brand new pump on it to see if it was that. That partiuclar pump which was the same thng did not work either.
I took the pump nose off and looked at it. The one way valve appears to be working fine. The impeller is working fine also evidenced by when I turn it on witht the discharge cap off, water shoots out. When I open one of the discharge valves and turn it on, the pressure drops to 10lbs. At this point the prime water has moved through the pipe and and the pump does not soound like it has any water in it. I pull the cap off and have to “reprime it again.” It again goes back to the pressure gauage rapidly fluctuating while pump on. I disconnect pump on intake side I hear no vacuum. The guage is on the discharge side. The seals on the pump nose do not look frayed or damaged. The pump is not leaking water in any of the joints. The pipes on discharge and well side do not appear to be leaking.

ANSWER : My friend, please boil your question down. Your title has to do with riding mowers but the leaking, bladder, impeller, air bubbles, pressure tank, check valve comments seem to be migrating toward a pump of some kind – well? spa? pool? irrigation?

Briefly, any system that involves a water source, a water moving device, water storage device and ultimate useage is subject to leaks … into the system and out of the system. If this is a well and you have air in your system, your pump may be sucking air at the well or any loose connection between the tip of the pipe and the inlet to the pump. Your bladder could have failed but from what I can get from your comments, this is not the case. On the pressure side, neither air nor water will leak in … only out.

Please recheck all connections. Make sure your check valve is installed correctly and not leaking. The check valve assists the foot valve, which may have failed.

I am more inclined to think your well may be at the end of its useful life. To prove or disprove, you could have a plumber put a vacuum gage on your pump. He or she can answer this question is about 90 seconds based on this test. Expect to pay for one hour of time, which will be less than the time you have already invested in your project.

Pump making growling noise – INTEX Sand Filter Pump
ANSWER : This could be serious , ck that pump is full of fresh water , and theres no sign of sand in there , if theres sand you have a oring leaking or your aration fingers require replacment , use old nylon stocking or coffee filter on pump dish to see if any sand is getting out of filter

I am getting oil out of the pump. Can this be a leak of coolant and can it be fixed.
ANSWER : I am sorry to hear your getting oil, this is not a good thing. If you remove the pump from water and disconnect it from any power source, try removing the lower housing and take a look around the impeller if you can. If the leak is coming from around the edge of the main housing your in luck, it is probably the main seal that can be replaced without too much trouble. If the housing is cracked or leaking near the bearing I am sorry to say it would be best to start looking for a replacement pump.