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How do I add soap/chemicals in my Honda GC 160 pressure washer?

Other hand scrubbing separately with a brush, is there not a way to incorporate the soap into the machine to spray out of the wand? I have not used it in years and it seems like there was a way but I cannot figure it out. Thanks.

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problem is that u have to use with lowest pressure i believe black tip

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With the tip removed you have pressure? or you have flow. Usually, with no tip you have very little pressure with lotsa flow. Sounds like tip clogged up. Have you tried other tips? If you hold the tip up to the light you should be able to see through the oriface.

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