Question about Craftsman 3000 PSI 28 GPM Honda Powered Pressure Washer

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I have a Brute 3000 power washer with a MTP pump 020303. While I was using it, the water became milky and the sound of the pump changed. Now, it only sprays water for a few seconds, quits - like it's lost it's prim, then will shoot water for a few seconds again - not a consistent stream with any power to get anything done. Where do I begin - I assume the pump seal is blown? Where do I go to get an exposed view of the inside of the pump with the part numbers? What all do I have to replace?

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  • dansharonhof Apr 09, 2011

    Is a Brute 300 the same as a Craftsman 300? What do I llok for as I take the pump apart, to tell me that's the part that's shot?



    Dan

  • dansharonhof Apr 09, 2011

    In reading your answer again, is the number stamped in the pump body or where do I find that number or a number similar to that?



    Dan

  • dansharonhof Apr 10, 2011

    Plate has this invformation: bar code 1167520303, Brute 3000, 2l5 GPM, model 020303, serial number 1014529462. the pump has a paper tag or label with MTP 093502 on it. As you said, I take these numbers to a sears parts store to order parts, correct? Do we have any idea as to what I order: seal, valve, entire new pump, etc.? I know you surely have an idea as to what let go or what it could be..



    Thanks

  • dansharonhof Apr 11, 2011

    I feel you have answered my questions very well. Thanks Kel.



    I didn't find any favorable comments on the Brute 3000. Seems they have a lot of trouble with the power washer pump. Motor is great - pump is not reliable.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
It took a bit of research but I think I found the parts list here:
http://www.arkansas-ope.com/BRUTE_PW_020303.pdf (
There WAS a kit for this pump that the part number is B4182 and is no longer available. ( http://www.ppe-pressure-washer-parts.com/horizontal-replacement-pumps


The pump parts list you should be looking at is 020303-2
There are oil seal and water seal kits here: (Half way down the page)
http://www.ppe-pressure-washer-parts.com/brute-pressure-washer-020303-2-parts

You said you got a milky color then lost pressure. Until you tear it down you will not know if it is the water seals or the oil seals you need. Personally.... I was going to repair it for you I would install both sets of seals. What will be frustrating about the repair process is you usually do not get it going again on the first try. You will end up ordering other o-rings to complete the repair. If you get it by the 3rd attempt your doing great!

What may have caused this problem a lack of water supply due to a restriction somewhere. If for example there is an inlet screen to the pump and the supply line was mostly blocked the pump will cause a vacuum and draw the seals inward into the pump. ( I think this is what happened to your pump) Just make sure to check for any inlet strainers or screens. Who knows you might get lucky and just have to clean the screen / strainer.

Kelly


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    Kelly Apr 10, 2011

    Hi again,



    I forgot to mention that you must use WHITE GREASE on all the seals when installing them. You can get white grease at any automotive parts store. They have #105 White Grease in a 3 oz tube that is more than enough for this pump.



    You asked what seals to replace.

    The unloader Kit PN 42118

    The oil seals Kit PN 2236

    The water seals Kit PN 42122

    The O-ring Kit PN 2237



    If you brought it to my shop for repair the parts above are what I would change before returning it to you.



    Kelly

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    Kelly Apr 10, 2011

    Check to make sure item 44 (Filter PN 1266330) of the link below is clean.

    http://www.ppe-pressure-washer-parts.com...



    Kelly

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    Kelly Apr 11, 2011

    Hi Dan. Thanks for the complement. If down the road you end up replacing the pump get an AR pump. It will outlast the engine! You pay more for them but... once you have had one... you have 4 letter words for all the rest of the pumps out there. This is the best pump on the market and I actually have this pump.

    http://www.pressureparts.com/ARpumps-C-A...



    I have well over 2500 hours of use time on the pump and have done nothing to it. There have been times when I had 3 workers using it for 2 straight days on 4 different occasions cleaning up mud from flooding.



    I have fixed pressure washers since the early 1970's and anytime anyone asks me what pump to buy... I tell them get an AR pump.

    Annovi Reverberi

    They all complain about the price but... 2 years down the road when they are looking for a new pump I just say... It would have been cheaper in the long run to buy the AR!



    Kelly




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Hi,
It seems as though the pump blew internally....and if you do not know what you are looking for you may not even recognize the failed part...and there a a number of different parts that could have failed to allow the water and oil to mix...which is what happened when the white milky water came out...

To find parts you need to find the number on your unit that looks something like this...

580.762010

Then you can go to searspartsdirect.com and find the parts for your washer

heatman101

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

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    D. Floyd Kolb Apr 09, 2011

    That number would be on a plate on the frame of the unit somewhere... often underneath and out of site...
    or it will be in the paperwork or operator manual that came with the unit. But you will need those numbers to find parts...

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