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I have a Troy Built GVC 160 (2600 psi) pressure washer. I used yesterday afternoon without problem. Today, I can get it started, but it conks out immediately as soon as I engage the wand. I'd appreciate any help you can provide.

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Make sure that the engine is set to full power. Lower the pressure to the unit with the pressure adjust knob as much as possible. Check the nozzle to make sure that no debris has entered and is lodged at the tip of the wand. Start the engine with the spray gun handle in the open /on position allowing water to flow thru. Allow the engine to run for a while to warm-up. Increase the pressure a small amount at a time to reach the desired pressure. To increase the life of the unit, do not use the machine at max. pressure setting. Adjust to about 75% of rated capacity and increase only for stubborn debris then reduce. Good luck

Posted on May 27, 2011

  • bcmoorhead May 27, 2011

    Thanks for your help, but I ended up having to take it to be serviced. Covered under extended warranty.

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