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I have an Alto Force Kew washer that has simply stopped working.
It is about 3 years old and was working fine, befrore it stopped.
I have tried changing the fuse, leaving it to reset and etc but to no avail.
Can you help me?
To remove the cover, undo the two screws holding on the equipment tray on the handle. Then turn upside down and undo the two screws on the bottom. You will need a very long handled screw driver to reach into the deep recesses. I think they may to TORX screws (working from memory and has been a while since I pulled one apart). The blue cover will now pull off. The only trouble you may have is that the bolts are ordinary black steel ones and may have rusted through
Most likely fault is that the pressure switch has failed open. A combination of dirty water leaking past the seals and rust will eventuall jam the switch. The switch assembly is the white plastic part directly bolted onto the pump. A plunger is pushed by the pump when it is up to pressure which trips a micro switch and turns the power off. You will need to replace the complete pressure switch which is about $60. If you take care the micro switch assembly can be removed and then put back onto the new switch. If you break it, then another $40.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
I pulled mine apart before I read this (it would have saved a heap of trouble if I had read this frst, as it took ages to find the two screws underneath, which are torx). Like others I found that the pressure switch was jammed up with rust. I cleaned it up and got it moving, but managed to break off the two tiny lugs at the top of the switch, so it will now cut out, but not cut back in. Trying to source spare parts in Australia, but only found one company here (have sent an email to see if they have any) and one in England, who seem to have them. Check out http://www.chamjet.com/product_image.asp?P_ID=216 for a picture of the problem part (marked part 14 in the diagram)
Posted on May 31, 2009
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