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My Pressure Washer leaks diesel fuel from under the hot box.Its has a Carlin Burner and I use regular Diesel Fuel

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I would like a karcher instruction manual for a HDS650 pressure washer

I believe the HDS sends spark to the ignitor any time the machine is on ( hot or cold) You should hear the crackle of the ignitor in the burner area. Perhaps the ignitor rods are not properly aligned. Perhaps your ignitor coil is bad. There are several safety switches and the thermostat that would keep the burner from firing if they are bad. There is a pressure switch that turns on and off the motor for hot or cold operation. That is apparently working. I think there is a flow switch that turns off the burner. The thermostat might not be opening and closing contacts and that will keep the burner from working. I believe there is a high temperature safety switch as well.

Jul 15, 2014 | Garden

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Accedentley put diesel in my gas powered pressure washer

drain it out and replace the diesel with regular gas. It will stink and smoke for a bit but will be just fine. Diesel fuel is generally used in fuel system cleaners due to the detergent properties of diesel fuel. small amount shouldn't hurt anything.

Nov 09, 2013 | Garden

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Where do I find fuel (Diesel) filter location so I can change it?

The are two locations.The fuel filter is either under the fuse box there are 2 canisters the bigger one is the fuel filter .If not there then it is under the back pasager side wing you have to take the inner protection off.The fuel/diesel filter is under the bonnet, on the left side behind the engine bay fuse box. Adjacent to the 2nd low pressure fuel pump. Thanks.

Dec 08, 2010 | 2004 Land Rover FreeLander

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I have a Landa 4-3500 from my diesel exhaust everything seemed fine then black smoke started coming out then eventually it stopped turning off the burner, there is still diesel in the tank, any...

The issue with the black smoke could be a number of different things, the fuel filter could be bad, the air to fuel ratio on the burner system could be off and needs to be adjusting, this is difficult to do if you have never worked on a system like this before.

The issue with the burner not turning off would have to do with the pressure switch, flow switch or the thermostat. With a pressure washer like this the power in the electrical system will run through these different items and either say light or don't light. More than likely if your burner is staying on though it is going to be the flow switch that is sticking, I am not the most formular with the system that they have on this machine but that is the first thing I would check.

Oct 20, 2010 | Honda Landa PG 3500 PSI Pressure Washer

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Fuel pump leaking diesel

internal drop the tank and replace extenally you may be able to get away with cutting of the broken section and replace with rubber fuel injection hose and fuel injection high pressure clamps. Make sure ints for fuel injection regular hose will strectch and leak.

Mar 12, 2010 | 2000 Ford Escort

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Smokes bad when burner kicks on

Hey mate,

What brand of burner are you running? I am a Karcher Tech but they all work on the same principle,

Your burner is getting to much diesel/kero, most have little flow swicthes on them to tell them to pump fuel or spark when there is water present in the burner coil, if this switch is faulty or getting a faulse reading then it will tell the unit to pump fuel when it is not needed and this will cause very excessive smoke for the first few mins when the burner kicks in...

If you have the excessive smoke continuously(even after 10 mins of continous use then it is probable that your fuel pump/system is running to rich, these units need regular servicing and adjustments as fuel nozzles/components wear,

There is alot of precise adjustments and checks on these units and i would reccommend getting it checked by a qualified tech, as when there is heated fuel and spark these units can be dangerous!

Hope this helps


Feb 03, 2010 | Northstar Electric Wet Steam & Hot Water...

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My diesel burner on my pressure washer smokes real bad. Could I have a leak, if so where would that leak be? It is a alkota

HI, here is a few pointers that may help you ,
  1. if the smoke is white , that usually indicates water in the diesel, empty fuel tank and replace/clean the fuel filter
  2. if the smoke is black that indicates excess diesel or unburnt fuel , normal fuel pump pressure is around 8 to 9 bar (you will need a gauge to check this ), another cause is often failure of the fuel nozzle to correctly atomise the fuel (remove nozzle and clean (a small sintered fuel filter inside this )
  3. the burner electrodes should have a blue angry looking spark across them ,when checked (BE VERY CAREFULL WHILST DOING THIS as in effect you have a flame thrower ), usual gapping distances are around 6 mm
  4. the electrodes should be sharp pointed and not rounded or pitted
  5. a final cause is commonly a leaking fuel solenoid which can cause fuel to drip into the burner/heating coil assembly ( replace the solenoid
as you can see this can often be a complex and dirty job to repair and it might be better to contact a local service agent in your area .
Hope this helps

Jan 28, 2010 | Briggs & Stratton Pressure Washer...

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My electric stea pressure washer wont ignite burner it burns on diesel fuel what is the problem

There can be multiple reasons for a burner not to fire.

Here is a link to a troubleshooting guide for hot water pressure washers.


Dec 21, 2009 | Garden

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We have a Landa with a diesel burner. The problem

There is a screen in the tip of the spray nozzle for the diesel. Remove the tip and clean the screen. Your getting a explosion because diesel is pooling in the coils and igniting when conditions are right (air/fuel mixture). There is also a screen in the diesel pump. Remove the pump and clean it also. When you split the pump the screen sits between the two halves. Hope this will help.

Mar 31, 2009 | Garden

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