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My hds 745 keeps runing wether you pull the triger or note the motor only stops when you turn the switch off
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Did you check if the igniters? they may be cloged up with ****. Unscrew the Sight glass on top of the boiler and run the machine (in cold or hot mode, doesn't matter, as the igniters are running all the time) and see if there are working, you should take them out anyway and give them a wipe with a rag as general maintenance item, and when you put them back in there should be about 5mm gap between them.
Less common reasons for the boiler to not work
- Faulty fuel solenoid valve, (You should hear a click sound about 5 - 10 seconds after you pull the trigger)
- Dirty fuel filter,
Take a look at those simple things and let me know if its any of these.
I have a Karcher HDS 750 1989 Year model
This machine just keeps going, it's had a fairly tough life but it has stood up to it all,
i hadent spent anything on it until about 6 months ago when i purchased a new fuel pump for it as the old was wasn't pushing 170PSI to the Disiel injector it had slowly droped 70psi, and it doesn't create a hotter burn in the boiler, but still very good for a 19yr old pump,
other than that thats all it's needed, it's still going strong to date
Very robust machine.
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Posted on Nov 07, 2008
The machine has a pressure leak. Check for a cracked controll head or either a leaking outlet elbow. The machine will short cycle if the holding pressure can not be maintained
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
Having a 13A fuse I am concluding that the machine is single phase. Most probably you have a faulty capacitor. Check the capacitor and if you find it expanded and leaking...then you must change it with a new one. If you see the capacitor is normal just the same it could be shorted. So change the capacitor with a new one and try to start the machine WITHOUT LOAD. Which means no water inlet and no gun attached. Doing this you can also remove temporarly the micro switches. If the motor still hums, then most probably there is a fault in the electric motor.
Now if you find out that the fault is the capacitor (which in my opinion it is the case)...you must see why the capacitor broke. If when using the machine and the gun is closed, the machine starts on and off on its own,...this will damage the capacitor. This on and off fault could come from a leaking gun. Or a leak from the seals. Whatever....the machine must not be left going ON and Off when the gun is closed. This ON and OFF could be due to faulty micro switches and control valves.
I am very sorry to mention a lot of things, but I hope as in many cases,..the changing of the capacitor will solve the problem. I wish to add that the electrical lead wire must be checked. On many occasions I found that the electrical lead wire from the plug to the machine was damaged and shorted, ..due to pulling, wear and tear.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
I have the same problem. With mine I have to remove the tip that I am using then pull the trigger and then replace the tip and pull and pressure should return. I believe that one of my valves is sticking causing me to reprime the pump frequently. I am trying to clean or replace my valves to fix the problem.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
Many of the models of Karcher machines, have a valve that under pressure...will compress and at the same time it will let water by-pass and circulating inside the head. As this valve compresses it also puts off a micro switch. This all happens when the gun is closed. This valve is called a SPILL VALVE or sometimes a CONTROL VALVE. Now for various reasons (example you store the machine with pressure in the system)....the seals of this Spill Valve get damaged. So you can have a problem in which the machine stays off....or a problem like yours...the machine continues running with gun closed. Your problem with gun closed...the spill Valve is not compressing and therefore not stoping the machine. At first when this happened it caused a fault also in your machine's valves. The gun was closed...pressure grew high...and this burst the intake valves for sure.
So my advice is that the spill valve must be renewed and also the intake valves. You must also check the Miro-Switch to see if it got stuck in the on position. If micro-switch is faulty, this also must be renewed. The Spill Valve is often located where you find a micro-switch holder with an electrical wire coming out. When you find this micro-switch...detach it from machine...then put on machine for a few minutes and press micro switch to see if machine stops. If machine stops...then at least Miro-Switch is OK. Always do these tests with electrical protective clothing, Shoes and Gloves!! Now if your machine does not have a micro-switch...then you have a spill valve which only by-passes water. This type of spill valve also needs checking and if need be renewed.
In a few simple words, the spill valve does all the work after one has opened or closed the gun. Sometimes by changing the spill valve only....the pressure will get back to normal. If not ...suction and delivery valves must be checked.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
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