16017720 K3.690 X Series 1800 PSI Electric Cold Water…
I was using the pressure washer to clean my deck when suddenly I had no pressure. There was however water coming out of the pressure washer. My husband suspects that an o-ring or washer must have blown. I had no way to check as the fasteners are of a different origin that a phillips or robertson screwdriver. Where can I get this item serviced in the Saskatoon area as I desperately would like to get my user-friendly pressure washer back!!!!
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Does the electric motor keep running? If it does continue to run with the trigger in the spraying position, then your pressure switch and motor are OK. If the motor is running and the water is not coming out with pressure, then either your check valves are not closing properly or the pumping mechanism is in need of repair. I think those little electrics have a simple wobble plate design. Basically not worth the effort to fix them
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Medium Duty 2000-2800 PSI
They`re great for cleaning concrete, brick, and wood. They work especially well for cleaning patios, sidings, roofs, decks, and fences. The medium-duty power washer is best for getting rid of stubborn stains and dirt that a low-duty pressure washer can`t clean.
Electrical pressure washers have the benefit of lower upfront costs and few additional maintenance needs. Electric pressure washers cost less on average, are easier to start and weigh less than gas models. They are also quieter than gas models, due to the lower psi.
It depends on the pressure washing equipment you purchase. New pressure washers will be rated with a number of hours they should last. For example, if it is rated 500 hours and you use it fewer than 50 hours throughout the year then it will last you more than ten years as long as you keep it well maintained.
What PSI pressure washer do I need to clean concrete? To clean concrete effectively, use a power washer with a pressure rating of at least 3000 psi and a flow rate of at least 4 gallons per minute (gpm).
Good for light cleaning jobs or for jobs where the surface to be cleaned is soft and easily damaged. This pressure range is good for cleaning decks and siding and for light-duty auto cleaning.
Overall, we think the Karcher Power Control is the best pressure washer because it`s powerful but also approachable and it performed solidly throughout testing.
Negatives – Using a pressure washer to clean your home may not be all that it is cracked up to be. The pressure can blast through wood, asphalt and even concrete if close enough. So, you`re forcing water behind the siding which could cause problems within your walls and you wouldn`t even know until it`s too late.
There`s no doubt that electric pressure washers from 1,300 to 2,300 psi can wash a concrete driveway, but it`ll take longer. If you have a large driveway with lots of stains, you`ll want more power to do the job faster. I chose the 3,100-psi gas pressure washer and cut the job time in half.
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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
1750 psi Electric Pressure Washer: My pressure washer is losing pressure and is pulsa…
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.
Kranzle electric washer will not suck up soap
Hi, if it has a chemical injector on the machine then the pressure at the lance will have to be lowered for it to pull in soap. it works on a similar principle to how carburetors on cars pull in fuel, bernouli principle. high pressure at one side of an orifice going to low pressure at the other side which causes a negative pressure ( vacuum) which should pull in the soap. there should be a non return valve at the orifice (hole) which prevents the water back feeding into the soap container, it is quite common for this valve to get stuck, it is just a ball, spring and o ring , and the ball sticks to the o ring. if it is this system then take the soap pick up pipe off the injector and just push the ball off it’s seat with a bit of wire.If it is a high pressure soap system then that is different, but they usually work with an injector in my experience.try taking the high pressure hose off the front off the machine and running it, if it has an injector on it it should pull in plenty off soap.hope this helps ,andy
I have used the McCulloch (FH180A) three times over the course of two years. On my fourth use the pressure washer just surged on and off and I would get a tiny spray from the gun each time it surged. In other words it would do nothing. Please help… very frustrated. Thanks
Sounds like the problem could be low input water flow or pressure. There could be crud on the intake where you hook up the garden hose, there could be some other sort of blockage. Try hooking it up to the hose and pull the trigger (with the power switched off) and wait to see if water comes out the tip. Also look at the tip(s) themselves. sometimes a piece of crud gets into the hose and then clogs the tip.
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
Honda powwer boss 3000-whenyoupull the handale to spray it kills the engine
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.
I think I added too much oil to my pressure washer. It lost pressure after about 20 minutes, then smoke came our where the exhaust area is. I immediately turned it off. Then I noticed oil dripping from the oil filter. What do you might have happened and what should I do?
Drain the oil until the proper level is reached….let the unit sit for awhile until cool and then remove spark plug and clean it….i think it should be just fine….good luck
My dewalt dpd3300 ,why is it getting gas in the oil
This happens when the gas needle valve in the carburator sticks open. With it open, gas continues to flow into the carburator then into the cylinder and finally down into the crankcase. It can be caused by dirt in the needle valve’s seat, a stuck needle or float. Most of the time you can remove the float bowl and flush out any dirt. If there’s a lot you should consider flushing the gas tank and check your gas can for dirt. If the washer has been sitting for a long time the problem could be varnish is gumming up the carb works. Carb cleaner works well to flush that out. If the float, needle or seat is damaged you’ll have to rebuild or replace the carb.