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No pressure in the pressure washer

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I'm having trouble with my Honda Pressure washer. I connected up the hose, trigger and water hose. Turned on the pressure washer, then pulled the trigger and started it up. Within a few seconds, I had good pressure and used on the roof for about 1 1/2 hours. Then I got off the roof and shut down the motor, and did something (forgetting to shut off the water hose). This was for about 15 minutes. When I started it back up, I do not have any pressure in the pressure washer. It is just spraying very lightly. What have I done? Is it an easy fix?

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    My Troy-bilt pressure washer model 020296, I hook up the garden hose and squeeze the wand trigger and water comes out, but when I start the engine I don't get any water.

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    I have an excell 2500, 6.5hp pressure washer. It spray correctly for about 2 or 3 seconds then the water just trickles out. I've replaced the wand with a new one and it didn't fix the problem. Any suggestions?

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Leaving the hose on shouldn't cause a problem so don't panic. It sounds like you could just have a dirty nozzle. Try sticking a pin or something in the end of the nozzle (machine not running) and giving it a clear out. also if it is a two peice gun, split it and tap the squirting part on something clean like a workbench to clear any debris that might have got in there.

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