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Motor runs fine but not pressure other that from garden hose.

I took my Huskey 1800 from the basement a bit ago and it operated fine. I turned it off to change locations and upon turning back on it had no pressure. There are no leaks anywhere--the motor runs and sounds fine. the hose is clear because water shoots out with the house pressure.My neighbor has the same unit and my hose and gun work fine with his unit. There seems to something wrong with the pump as the motor runs fine.Someone told me that it may be the manifold but I am not sure if that would cause the problem and I do not know how to test it.
Please advise
W Sether
St Paul,MN wayne@sether.org

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You have a unloader or bypass valve on the machine & it sounds like that is sticking.
take out and lubricate

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