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The detergent ****** on my pressure washer is not working

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How do I get the detergent hose to suck

There must be static pressure at the reservoir. Try to remove the cap. If it works then the cap will need to vent, i.e. Drill a hole in it.

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How do I connect detergent tank to pump? This is a g3000 washer

G3000 is not much help. I have a car with an engine, can you help me get parts for it?
In general it is not a good idea to run solvents and cleaners through the pump. It tends to destroy the pressure seals ( people are often creative in what they use as cleaners) To protect the pump there is usually a siphon fitting on the high pressure side of the pump. There is usually a hose that you stick into your detergent. You then put in a large capacity cleaning nozzle and the detergent is sucked up the hose and out the low pressure cleaning nozzle. When you put on the high pressure spray nozzle the siphon valve seals and it does not draw detergent through the hose.

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Clear hose not sucking up detergent

Check the manual. Bleach eats most plastics and rubber rings. If not flushed well after, the suction will be destroyed.

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Why the water is running from detergent siphoning tube?

The siphoning mechanism on almost all power washers use "The Venturi" effect to suck up the detergent. Basically, there's no pump...the force of the water passing the siphon hose causes a vacuum which draws the detergent up the tube. There's a small ball that is supposed to fall and block the tube when the trigger is released so it sounds like it got jammed up in there somehow. You could it apart and free it up but I would recommend just purchasing an external detergent dispenser. Home Depot carries them for about 15 bucks. They allow you to use soap with high pressure and bypass the always problematic siphon system.

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Why is my detergent not working on my new k5 pressure washer

If you are referring to an electric washer,The wand for the detergent is a double action wand. You usually pull the wand end out for low pressure and detergent flow.

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I have a Campbell Hausfeld RBPW1810 pressure washer, It has two detergent tanks. I cann't get either to work. I just purchased the unit in June if this year and this is the frist time I am useing the unit....

Sometimes thinning the solution will help, but in any case make sure the line from detergent tank to pump is sealed, otherwise it just sucks air. I use a small hose clamp at pump. let us know

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Pressure washer doesn't get up to high pressure

what model of pressure washer? is it sucking out of a barrel or is it on mains water pressure.?
do you have detergent on this machine?

a bit more info will help a lot.

bit like ringing the garage and saying my car wont start, what do you think it is?

Jul 18, 2009 | Karcher 2500 PSI Pressure Washer

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I have a detergent tank and cant seem to get detergent to come out what do I need to do?

Dear bug4222,
I have never worked on your type of machine. But generally this is what you do. Disconect the pipe from the inlet to the machine. Attach another pipe and put the other end in a bottle of water. Start machine and on low pressure see if the machine sucks water from the bottle. If this does not happen, try to service the inlet part at the machine. This usually it will have a ball-bearing as a non-return valve. This non-return valve sometimes gets stuck. If you see that you have solved the fault in the non-return valve, attach the detergent tank as it was, but instead of detergent, use water. You should always use low pressure. If all is OK, try some detergent. Always remember that after using detergent, always pass clear water from the detergent tank. If you leave detergent in the system, this will cause problems.

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B302 - unable to start detergent flowing - How should it work?

It will only pick up detergent if you use a low pressure detergent nozzle - or no nozzle at all. It also takes a while for the detergent to get to the nozzle.

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