You ever helped a neighbour fix something?
Be careful because once you do – and word gets around – you’ll be the go-to-fixit-guy-or-gal for everyone and everything.
Trust me, I know. All my neighbours now know me as the power equipment and pressure washer troubleshooting guy.
Here’s what happens when you’re the neighbourhood fixer:
4 pm last Saturday I’m in the shed changing pressure washer water pump oil, and over the fence my neighbour says:
“Hey, James, come fix my pressure washer and I’ll give you a beer.”
5 minutes later (beer in hand) he tells me he bought a used pressure washer with water pressure problems…
…It was an electric and started-up fine but when in-use pulsed out water to start, then after 10 seconds fell to low pressure.
My pressure washer troubleshooting experience told me it was air in the pump causing the problem. We switched off the electric motor but kept the water running through the pump. After holding the trigger to keep the water running through the machine we managed to clear the air from the pump and lines. My neighbour turned the machine on again and it worked. Full pressure, no pulsing.
Why you’ll love this beginner’s guide:
Nothing is worse than a pressure washer that starts up but won’t pressure wash properly. You get excited hearing it roar to speed but then it doesn’t properly clean your surface.
That’s why we put together this in-depth power washer troubleshooting guide for you… So you can fix the problem from your garage – even with zero experience and minimal tools.
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