I have a craftsman 3000psi power washer. Hose beats the ground
The hose beats the ground until it bursts while washing. I noticed the water supply hose was leaking a bunch due to no hose washer. Could this cause the pump to **** in air and cavitate. I replaced the hose washer so I had no leaks and it was still bouncing the hose. Could a faulty soap suction valve do this??
Re: I have a craftsman 3000psi power washer. Hose beats...
Its possible that while you were using it without the seal in the inlet fitting that you may have worn the pump suction seals or cracked a ceramic piston due to cavitation, do you have any leaks under the pump when the water is turned on and the machine is running?
If no leaks it could be a check valve that has a bit of dirt in it. remove valves on pump head and inspect them. There are usually six valves on the machine , three inlet and three high pressure.
if its one of those petrol engine machines with a copy honda engine, well good luck to you. they're not designed to last and have seen them destroy pumps in next to no time. cheap and cheerful.
If it is one of these machines then its probably a valve spring that has broken making it pulse because it isn't opening and closing the valve. put a different spring in it and it should be good to go.
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Check for kinked or clogged water supply hoses(s). Be sure to make sure that if there is a screen-like filter in the supply hoses or at the inlet on the wash machine, that it is clear.
Shut the water supply off. Start the washer to fill on warm wash / rinse to relieve the water pressure in the hose. Shut off the washer. Unscrew the hose connection from the washer and direct both hoses into the washer tub (or other container). Turn the water supply on. Both hoses should discharge water evenly and forcefully, then shut the water off. If the flow was uneven, slow or poor - clear obstructions in / or replace the hose(s). Next, inspect the water inlet on the washer. Clear any obstructions, dirt, etc. Reconnect the hoses and try again. If flow is still lacking, there may be obstructions in water lines or valves INSIDE the machine.
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
The seals do have a tendancy to harden / dry out or... corrosion prevents the unloader bypass valve from moving / operating properly. I recommend you put a little oil (2 oz maybe...) through the unit on purpose via the inlet water connection. Then connect your water hose and force the oil though the unit with the air in the water supply hose while it purges. DO NOT turn the unit on until your sure the water supply hose has purged out all air. Then turn on the unit making sure that you cycle the wand trigger rapidly for a few minutes by cycling the trigger until the high pressure hose is not so rigid then let the high presure hose charge fully again. Cycle trigger wait, cycle trigger wait. 1 second bursts until you get full pressure. Then use normally. This usually wakes up pressure washers that have been resting :)
Hi welcome to FixYa I am Kelly. Let's try a little water valve flushing routine to see if we can't get the washer to "Snap out of it."
Turn off both water supply hoses at the wall connection. Remove just one hose and place the wall end of the hose in a bucket. Select a warm wash cycle and let the water back-flush into the bucket. Only turn on the faucett that still has a wall connection. Use the handle of a hammer and GENTLY tap on the water valve hose connections. When the bucket is about 1/3rd full stop the fill cycle. Connect the hose you first removed. Turn off the wall connection for the first hose that was still connected to the wall. Remove that hose and place the 2nd hose wall end in the bucket. Again start a warm wash fill cycle again tapping the hose connections of the water valve with the handle of a hammer until the bucket is 2/3rds full. Reconnect the hose and turn on the water. Do a normal wash checking to see if the filling with water at the end of the cycle routine repeats. If it does NOT repeat good job. If it does repeat then unplug the unit and see if the water continues. If it does the water valve will have to be replaced. If it stops you will need to find out why you have power to the water valve at the end of the cycle.
The objective here is to losen the piece of debris that is stuck in the diaphram of the water valve. The procedure above works about 70 % of the time if it is a small piece of debris.
if there is no water on the ground or over spilling then pause the machine and lift the drain hose up until you here the water stop coming out of the hose.
keep the hose up to the top of the rear control panel and restart the machine it should fill up and go in the wash cycle
A burst hose or a broken hose connector clamp most likely. Open the back after disconnecting power. Use bright flashlightto see where its dripping from and confirm the hose-clamp is brokem/ open or a connecting hose is burst. Carry broken hose to hardware store like Rona for a replacement tubing, cut to size and re-instal, voila!
If I got the issue correct the washing machine is leaking specially from the injectore.
Leaking water from a washing machine usually comes from hoses or
connections. Be sure that water appearing to be a leak isn’t drain
water from a backed-up standpipe. To prevent potential flood damage,
which can occur if washing machine supply hoses burst, Be sure to
install “no-burst” stainless-steel mesh hoses and lever-type shutoff
valves, as shown below. With these, you can easily turn off the levers
for both hot and cold water between wash days.
1) Check the fittings where the hoses connect to the faucets and to the
back of the washing machine. Also look for worn or leaky hoses. Tighten
couplings or hose clamps if needed, or replace the hoses altogether. Be
sure to turn the water off before removing the hoses, and drain them
into a bucket after disconnecting them.
2) Determine whether the machine is oversudsing, which can cause the
machine to overflow. Reduce suds by pouring 1/2 cup white vinegar in 1
quart water into the washer. Then switch to either less detergent or a
3) the machine may have a faulty basket gasket or tub seal and bearing
that must be replaced; in this case, call an appliance repair person.