If you don’t have a warm place to store your pressure washer or you don’t plan on using it during the winter, you should take a few extra steps to protect it from cold damage. Start by filling the empty float tank with anti-freeze, and then fire up the pressure washer to spray out any residual water. Remove the wand spray tip and continue recirculating the anti-freeze through the pressure washer until the tank is empty. This will protect the pump and plumbing from freezing during the winter. Use a 5-gallon bucket to catch the anti-freeze so you can reuse it later.
Once you’ve flushed the system with anti-freeze, top off the motor with oil, disconnect the hose and gun, and store them in a safe place. Add fuel stabilizer to the gas tank as well and run the engine for a few minutes once a month to make it easier to start-up in the spring.
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