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I have a Lutian 168F pressure washer and the pull chrod mechanism is broken. One of the two small metal plates on springs has been lost and the other now slips out of its housing each time I use it. Any ideas please where I can get spares for it, I live in the UK. Thanks, Steve

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check the coupling or the belt between the engine and pump. unsure which this washer uses. the pump may also have failed, usually it is the coupling or belt broken or slipping

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Hi Steve, In 3 years of repairing pressure washers I've only ever seen one of these, and am having a hard time remembering much about it, except that it was really awkward to work on! Strictly speaking, many small pressure washer repairs are uneconomical, because the labour time involved costs almost as much as the machine is worth. However, a "motor won't go" problem does narrow things down a lot. To state the obvious, we're looking at an electrical problem. The challenge is to find the cause! Did the motor stop while you were using it, or did it fail to start when you got it out of storage? If you are in the UK you should first check the plug-top fuse and the full length of the flex for any damage. If you have any kind of low-voltage electrical testing device, you can test for continuity between the live and neutral pins of the plug (with the machine switched on you should have continuity). If you have no continuity (and the fuse is OK) there may be a problem with the switch on the machine. Unfortunately, unless you are a really keen DIY person, there's not much you can do by way of self-help. A repair centre may be able to help you, but beware of costs spiraling beyond the cost of a replacement machine. I hope this will be helpful - if you can give more details I'll help further if I can. Good luck!

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Hi:
You need to find the bypass (unloader) valve and grease it with a good waterproof grease. Sorry, I cannot find a pic for you

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