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Why is my powerstroke pressure washer overheating and stopping?

My pressure washer works for five minutes then over heats and stalls. It was out of oil so I refilled it. Water pressure is on high. It was working fine for about 1/2 an hour then stopped.

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    Trixie Damico May 09, 2014

    My husband thinks I need spark plugs. I though the spark plugs were just to ignite it, which is happening. It ignites and then dies.

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    Trixie Damico May 11, 2014

    Why would my pressure washer function for one hour and then begin to work sporadically and die. It was low in oil so we added some. The water is on and pressure is good. However, it will not run for more that five minutes with out dying.

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From what i understand ,you might have a bad armature
Armature partly dammed it can work for a while then will
stop when it overheat ,
Check if you have a high spark around armature , red spark
then check brushes , if brushes is good but the spring is damaged
that mean you have an overheating problem and you need to replace your armature , I hope this will help you solve your
problem ,, let me know if you need any further assistance.

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