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Power works for a minute or two, then cuts off. Will not go on at all with water line hooked up

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Dear Sir What could have happened is that you have a control valve (Spill Valve)..that when pressure is created it will closes down and puts off electricity by hitting a micro switch. This happens if one leaves a lot of soap in the system or more often the machine is stored under pressure. Never store a power washer under pressure!! Now all one has to do is locate the spill valve ...lubricate or change with a new one. Always lubricate with silicon grease. Also never put on a power washer on without water being fed.
The spill valve is usually located where you see 2 wires coming out on the machine inside.
Well just a small reminder.....if you left the machine stored with pressure...most probably you have the spill valve jamed in the closed position, thus cutting electricity off.

Posted on Apr 20, 2011

  • Martin Grech Apr 24, 2011

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