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Husky HU 80522 pressure washer - some pressure to the spray gun. water coming from the pump goes straight to the sifon hose used for detergent. Can this line be clamped of if not used?

This unit has a Faip pump on the unit, no water should come out the chemical injector. The chemical injector can be closed off with no problem by installing a plug where the chemical injector hose bard is currently located.
You can also replace the chemical injector, here is a link to view the part.

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What type of detergent is used for a lx30c hobart undercounter dishwasher

What type of detergent is not necessarily important - anything intented for use in commercial dishwashers should be sufficient. A restaurant supply store should have something suitable for you.
Also, in case you don't already know, the LX30C is the non-booster-heater version of the LX30 (LX30H has a booster heater). Without a booster heater, you'll need to use chemical sanitizer. The LX30C should, hopefully, have a sanitizer pump installed to inject chemical sanitizer into the rinsewater stream. Most of these dishwashers also have a detergent pump to inject detergent into the wash tank and rinse aid pump for chemical rinse aid.
If present, these pumps are located in the bottom of the machine. Remove the lower front panel (2 screws) and look for the small, black plastic assemblies with 2 hoses connected to each.

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White residue on clothes

Common usage things to check:

  1. Detergent formulation
    Make sure you're using high quality detergent that contains both sodium carbonate and aluminosilicates. They'll be listed on the ingredient list.

  2. Amount of detergent
    The detergent amounts given on the usage label of the detergent box are for average water hardness (4-9 gpg). If your water is harder than average, or if your clothes are really dirty, you'll need to use slightly more detergent than what's recommended on the box. If you have really hard water, you may need to add a packaged water conditioner to each load, such as Calgon® or Spring Rain®.

    If your water is softer than normal, you'll create too many suds, which will retain gookus. In this case, you'd use slightly less detergent than recommended on the box.

  3. Cold water washing
    If you wash clothes in cold water only, the cold water should be in the range of 65-75F. If it's too cold for your hands to comfortably be in the water, it's too cold to activate the detergent.

  4. Overloading
    After the washer is loaded with clothes and then filled with water, there needs to be enough head room in the tub for the clothes to swish around in. A properly loaded washer has clothes loosely placed in the tub up to the top row of holes.

  5. Rinse-added fabric softener
    Some fabric softeners and detergents have a chemical reaction that can create white deposits (also called 'gookus') on the clothes. Try switching brands of fabric softeners or detergents or not using fabric softener at all for a couple of loads.

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Why want my pressure washer suction the solution while pressure washing the house?

The first problem might be that you are trying to use the wrong nozzle, see this link to read more about what nozzle to use for detergents

If you still have an issue the problem is going to be in the chemical valve on the pump, there are two different styles they have on this type of machine, look at the links below on directions on how to repair your chemical valve.

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My am-14 is eating the detergent. It use to last a month now less than one week. Is there a soleniod valve thatisn't closing?

The over consumption of detergent could be caused by a couple of things. If the detergent is dispensed by an external chemical pump, the detergent probe may not be working correctly. The probe will cause the pump to dispense too much chemical if it is dirty or has hard water build up on it. You can check the probe and clean it of any debris. The probe is located in the bottom of the wash tank. Most chemical suppliers take care of these sorts of issues at no cost to the customer. If your rinse solenoid is not closing properly, this could cause the detergent to flow down the standpipe (overflow drain). This would make the chemical pump dispense detergent more often then usual. An easy way to check if your rinse soleniod is stuck open is to look at your rinse arms if water is flowing out of them and doesn't stop this would mean your solenoid is in need of repair.
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I have purchased a business - with a Hobart LXi - and no manual. I can't figure out what soap etc to use - or how it gets into the dishwasher!

Contact your local chemical supplier such as EcoLab or AutoChlor to purchase the proper chemicals. Use ONLY commercal dish washing chemicals. Residential detergents like Cascade do not dissolve fast enough and WILL, in time, cause you trouble if used in the LXi.

There should be three colored plastic tubes at the rear of your machine. Red is to be put in a container of liquid detergent, Blue is for rinse aid, and white/clear is for sanitizer. Your chemical salesman should be able to show you how it's done at no charge.

You may also want to register here then download the manuals for the LXi dish machine.

All the best.

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Dishwasher calls for detergent & rinse

I take it, the screaming is a beeping sound from the detergent alarm feature.
The chemical tubes from detergent and rinse run through a sensor board on the rear of the machine. If there is an interuption in the flow, or an air hole in the tube, or wrong chemical, it will trigger an alarm..
Is there a chance when replacing the pump tubes, that they were installed in the wrong direction? They should feed in on the bottom, run clockwise and discharge at the top. Check for restrictions in the flow.

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Karcher k3.98 pressure washer not holding good presure

Dear svoegele2,
Your machine is still good. You have to remove the 4 screws that are holding the head unit. The head unit consists of 2 parts. The outer part has Intake of water and delivery of water under pressure. It has an injector. It also has the chemical inlet attachment. This Detergent inlet valve can be replaced by a new one. (The bottom part of the head has the suction and delivery valves.)
Now this unit of 2 heads is held down with a steel cover. First release the holding down bolts( they could be allen screws or Torx Screws). If the inlet valve for the chemical is still good and t is turned 90 dgrees, twist it slowly to be alligned with the slot in the metal cover. But if this is broken, just remove the metal head and then remove by twisting,..the detergent inlet..(which is also a non return valve).
Carfull if you seperate the top half of the head from the bottom head...because underneath there is a smal spring and a small valve. Do not lose these.
Now if the machine has no pressure..change the bottom half of the head. If the machine is switching on and off...change the upper half f the head. Do not forget that small spring between the 2 heads If where the inlet for detergent in the head is cracked..this top head must be renewed for this reason also.
If all is OK...but only the inlet..where the detergent is broken....remove slowly the detergent inlet, by twisting a little,....and replace by a new one. First see that you have the NEW inlet of detergent before doing anything . Because if you do not find to buy a new on....and there is no damage to the upper can continue using the machine,...but with out having detergent. It is better using it without detergent than throwing the machine away. One final hint. Try the machine with the plastic cover removed, to see if there are any leaks or cracks in the head unit.(wear safety gogles). If only the inlet for detergent is broken and no water is escaping from it or the head, a new inlet detergent valve. If you do without detergent and you cannot find to buy a detergent inlet valve,...just close the machine and use it without detergent. When myself I service such machines...I change the whole head unit and detergent valve. Then the machine will be as good as new. And the spares are not that expensive. Better than buying another machine.

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