Signs Your Pressure Washer Needs Repair



A pressure washer is a powerful tool that helps create a clean environment by blasting away dirt and grime at a high volume. Whether you use this machine for home or business it is important to maintain it properly. Over time you may notice your pressure washer operate differently. Being aware of the different issues that arise when operating a pressure washer can help to keep it running as long as possible.

Here are a few common issues that can occur while operating your pressure washer:

Signs your pressure washer needs repair

1. Leaking

One of the most common issues that arise when operating a pressure washer is leaking. This may indicate that the seal is worn out. There are a number of seals that help keep liquids contained in the pressure washer, but is they fail it can cause leaks. This issue should be addressed quickly as this can potentially be dangerous, especially if it is leaking oil.

2. Low pressure

The last thing you want your pressure washer to do is to be operating with low pressure. This issue can mean a few different things. If your pressure is low, first take a look at your pressure gauge. While you may be able to feel the pressure is low, it is best to check the gauge to determine that the pressure is actually low. After you check the gauge, try changing the nozzle. 

The nozzle size is what determines the amount of pressure your machine outputs. After changing the nozzle, check to see if the pressure has returned. If not, try running your machine and check for leaks. If you notice leaks, be sure to have your washer serviced by a professional.

3. pressure washer won't start

If your pressure washer is failing to start, first check that there is fuel and oil in the washer. If you have an electric pressure washer, it may not be starting because the power supply is not strong enough. If you are running several appliances or machines, try turning some off or unplugging them.

4. starting then stopping

Two can be a very frustrating issue when trying to operate your pressure washer. This might mean that your fuel cap vent is clogged, and air is getting trapped. This could also mean that the carburetor is clogged, and furl was left in the washer for too long.

5. Choppy Operating/Making Loud Noises

After operating your pressure washer for several uses, you may notice it begin to work differently. If it makes a loud noise, this can be alarming and immediately indicate that something may be wrong with your pressure washer. This may be a quick fix, but it may mean something else. 

If your pressure washer is making excessive noise, it may not be enough oil in the engine, enough oil in the pump, or the water intake is blocked. After checking those items, if your pressure washer is still showing signs of failure be sure to get serviced by a professional.

NorTex Sales & Service is committed to fast and reliable service for all Hotsy pressure washers, and all makes and models of pressure wash equipment in Dallas and surrounding areas. We are committed to finding what issue your pressure washer is displaying and returning it to its full working condition. Our field service technicians have years of experience with a wide variety of hot water and cold-water pressure washers, and a full list of part replacements to fix any problem with your pressure washer.

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