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Karcher k2.35 pressure washer, motor is running, water is flowing, but when you press the trigger only a fine jet of water comes out.

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SOURCE: the motor is pulsing on and off without the trigger being pressed

It is probably sucking air on one of the connections or around one of the fittings at the regulator. You can also turn the pressure up allittle on the regulator, that might stop it also. Make sure the clamps on the hoses going to the regulator is tite. Also it could be that the regulator is just bypassing water and if it has air in it it will pulsate.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: pressure washer does not spray consistent flow of pressure

Pressure washers have a pressure regulator/unloader that bypasses the water back into the intake when you let go of the trigger with motor running. If you let the machine run for long preiods in bypass the system could be damaged due to heating of the water being bypassed. The water is in a closed loop. The as the unloader wears it will tend to want to bypass which is what is happening in your case. Dirt trapped at the tip will cause this also. Install clean tip to solve problem. If clean tip did not help then try lowering the pressure by turning pressure regulator counterclock wise. If problem is gone then parts are failing but keep using pump. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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Disconnect hoses.
Look for kink in water hose.
Check incoming water connection for filter washer
Replace filter washer
If you don't have a filter washer, put one in.
Hook up water, and turn on
Water should come out other side of pump.
Turn on machine.
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We had to buy guns now and then.
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when you got as good as pipe pressure,you need to accelerate the speed motor to have a good pressurise water for your purpose,the pressure washer has a surge regulating valve as you trigger water gun the pressure blow up,as long
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To determine if your problem is due to an easily replaceable part, follow these steps:

1. Connect the water supply hose, the pressure hose, and the wand WITHOUT any nozzle tip.

2. Turn on the water supply, and press the trigger until water is smoothly running out of the nozzle
after any air is all purged out. Release the nozzle trigger.

3. Start the engine, and let it warm up for about 30 seconds.

4. With the engine running smoothly, press the nozzle trigger. The water should flow out of the nozzle (without the tip installed) at a faster rate, while the engine noticeably loads down as it used to do before your "no pressure" problem. If it does not load down, turn it OFF, and disconnect everything, and contact a Karcher repair facility.

5. If the engine does load down, release the trigger, and install one of the nozzle tips (not the black one).

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