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Pressure washer

I have repaired hundreds of pressure washer pumps.( Winterizing)Always tip up pressure washer to get out most of the water.Then purchase pump armor.This is like anti-freeze.If not available use light weight oil.(mineral oil is o.k.Tip back washer and pour a little in.Then pull motor start cord a couple of times and your safe for the winter.

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Is there a drain plug to remove any standing water within the pump to prevent freezing over the winter? I have lost the manula that came with the pressure washer


No, there isn't a plug to drain the water. There are a couple options though when it comes to winterizing your pump. Here is a link with the different options

I would recommend using Karchers Pump Guard, it works very well and can be assured that your pump is properly winterized.

Here is the information on how to use Karchers Pump Guard

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Winterizing a well pump and pressure tank


Remove the drain plugs and install drain valves so you can open the drains by hand instead of always getting tools and eventually stripping the plug heads.

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I have a Troybilt Model 2200 PSI Pressure Washer in which I have used only 2 times in the past 2 1/2 years. Went to use it this past weekend and the pump in not working. Water shoots out of the side. I bought this brand and model as I thought Troybilt was suppose to be so good. Went back to where it was purchased and had no success but to say I could buy another pump or take it in to be repaired. I believe that this power washer should be replaced at no charge. 2 uses does not constitute a few hundreds of dollars.
Have you to heard anything concerning pump problems on this particular model? Thanks for any advice. .

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no pressure from pressure washer


Do you plan on doing the repair yourself. I need more info, when you supply water to the pressure washer, pull the trigger to purge air from pump, and start the machine. Do you see water coming out from the bottom of the pump? Do you hear the pump working or is it quiet. If you hear a cycling pattern or hear the pump trying to push the water out but it isn't, then you may have a blockage inside the trigger or the spray tip. If the pump isnt building pressure then you may have a pump problem. A stuck check valve, cracked plunger, bad seal, or could be air bound.

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