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Pressure washer runs for 15 minutes then shut itself off. Overheating? I have to let it cool for 30 minutes before it can be used again, may be for 10 minutes before shutting down again. What can b

I have a B&D pressure washer model PW1600 that runs fine for about 15 minutes then shut itself off. I have to let it cool for 30 minutes before it can be used again, may be for 10 minutes before shutting down again. What can be wrong and how can I fix it? Thanks

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    garfield jones Apr 26, 2014

    Thank you Fasteddy. I will try the pressure wassher with a new larger and shorter garden hose and let you know how it goes. Thanks again.

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Not enough water VOLUME and pressure to supply the pump with a steady flow of water. Water is cavatating (adding air to the water) and the piston is heating up and jambing. Try using a larger size hose diameter and a shorter hose to supply the pump.

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