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Task force 2000 pressure washer just quit in mid job, no water, no machine sounds, no leaks anywhere, and blew 2 hoses, any suggestions on what may be the hold up?

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The customer rating on this product at Lowe's is 1.5 stars out of 5. It is electric & operates on a series of pressure sensors and valves.I don't use electrics because There is no way to protect or lubricate the internal mechanisms from hard water sources. My guess is your machine jammed up as a result of hard water leaving residues on a switch, valve or sensor. I also learned many of the Lowes customers found no customer service for this item which leads me to believe it is a private labeled(made just for a limited store sale) machine fabricated in either Mexico or China. Your best recourse is to trash it and purchase a gas powered one with a CAT style pump(not mounted under the motor) in the future. Also, do the maintenance. These things need to be completely emptied of water after each use and lubed with a product such as "pump saver" and the fittings & triggers need to be sprayed with WD-40(it displaces water). If not they will clog, seize, corrode etc. If these "do all" pressure washers they are selling at Lowes & Home Depot with all the attachments were any good I would have bought 4 instead of spending the money I did on my set up. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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