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Can a hose on a pressure washer be shortened from the take up wheel end.

I have a hole in hose of press washer. can i cut hose to shorten it and re-attach at take up reel end. reading suggestions to use plumbers epoxy on the hole. little afraid of that alternative any advice kj

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I strongly doubt anything will hold; after all, we're talking about high pressure here. I've had customer's use a hose barb and clamp on home duty units, but for safety reasons, I don't recommend it. If it blows off, it could cause serious injury.
Replacement hoses for home duty units are available on line and in hardware stores. I'd buy a new one.

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SOURCE: Cant change the high pressure hose on a Karcher

On the Kärcher, you have a bayonet mount at the base of the tip end of the pistol grip. This is where you attach different types of nozzles and gadgets after having removed the existing sprayer tube. Just push in and turn a quarter of a turn, then you pull it off the pistol grip. The hose is possible to remove from the machine as well, an ordinary threaded mount but since you need the pistol grip to regulate on/off this is probably not what you want to do. If the telescopic wand is made by Kärcher it should be very easy to snap it into place just like when you removed the sprayer tube/nozzle. If the attachment was made to fit Alto washers there is an inexpensive adapter that works very well. Good luck!

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SOURCE: Pressure washer starts then shuts down in 2 seconds

hey mate,

It sounds like your bypass valve/unloader valve is sticking when pressure builds up in the lance,hose and head the pressure cleaner changes to a recirculate mode so it does not blow out hoses or seals or causes any damage to the unit, the bypass valve is the component that activates this sequence if that valve is stuck it will just try to continue to create pressure which in turn puts load on the engine and stalls it...

That is why it starts up straight away and only when it builds up pressure is when the engine stalls.

You would be best taking this to a qualified pressure cleaner technician as there are alot of little parts and orings plus the the head will need cleaning up and the bypass valve lubed, they may not of seen this at the service as it is hard to test a unit without the suited hose and lance... Often use will help this problem when a unit sits for a period of time that will cause issues such as this!!!

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SOURCE: I have had 3 Karcher pressure washers all

If your water is that hard (and it appears it is) WD40 will NOT solve the problem. You should look into a water softener. However, chances are that a small, inexpensive model will not have the flow capacity required for a pressure washer. You'll likely need to look at a larger, whole-house model.

Use vinegar to through the machine's "soap" dispenser to break up the hard water deposits or a heavier solvent such as CLR which is available at most retail outlets.

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SOURCE: when pressure washer is running no water is

Most of the time the problem is just debris in the spray nozzle. The hole is very small and it doesn't take much to clog it. If you can remove the nozzle, just take a pin or small piece of wire & poke it through the hole from the front of the nozzle and rinse it off with the hose. If the nozzle cannot be removed, just take the lance apart in the middle and do the same.

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