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I take it this is an electric powered machine.

If using these pressure washers with an extension lead for the electric supply it can cause a multitude of problems. voltage drops to motor etc, which increases current and overheats the motor.

I am not familiar with this model I work with industrial pressure washers. If the type of motor is a universal motor with brushes, similar to a vacuum cleaner, then I think the motor will be toast.
if it is a squirrel cage induction motor with capacitor, then the capacitor usually fails first. this is a cylinder with either wires coming out of it or push on spade connectors for the wires.
I have meters to test these but you can usually see that the cylinder is bulging , blown the cap off or pushed out a trail of grey stuff.
hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 08, 2014

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