My pressure washer works at start up, but when I release the trigger it won't work again until I shut down the motor. I have to wait about 10 seconds, pull the trigger to release the pressure in the hose, start the engine again and it works until I release the trigger. Is there an adjustment that needs to be made or does the trigger need to be replaced? I have only used this 3 times since I bought it.
There is something wrong with your unloader. It is mounted to the manifold where your water outlet is. There are several parts inside the manifold that can cause this problem. They can be tricky to get out and back in. Sears Service can fix the problem, they work on pumps like yours...
I had the same problem. I took the hand apart and glue in a metal spacer to the tip on the handle that contacts the valve. I found that with pressure on the valve that plastic handle flexes just a bite not allowing the valve to pop open, by adding the spacer to the tip of the handle I took all the play out and gave it more movement to push on the valve. I also ground off a little peg to allow the handle to go forward more to allow the spacer in. For a spacer I used the a small piece of metal 1/16 thick, then glue it in with epoxy.
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Re: Powermate pressure washer Model PW0872400
Pressure washers has this pressure switches where in as you press on the trigger, the washer works and if you release it, the pressure would build up high and it would trip this switch to turn off the motor or deflect the water to the by pass hose ( if the motor is not stopping) then as you press again the trigger, water should come out of the gun again but would not,
i have encountered the problem is in the pressure switch, even the pressure went down, sometimes it wont close the contact then the motor wont run ,
if the motor is continously running, then the trigger switch is the problem, the pressure excerted on the switch is so high that even if you press it , it won't open up to release the water.
what i can suggest is to tie the trigger in the gun so that it is always pressed and then just unplug the unit if you want to stop using it. it is an inconvenience but it will work.
or, open the gun and see if you can figure out why pressing the trigger would not open the switch.
another option is you can lower the pressure of the washer if it has an adjustable pessure controller. by lowering the pressure might open the switch when ever you press the trigger.
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Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then checkout the last two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Pull the front grill off of the refrigerator and wash that out. Then if you have a good vacuum with a crevice tool, reach in from the front and the back of the refrigerator to remove as much of the dust and dirt as possible. Often I will then use my air compressor to blow out more of the dust and dirt and continue to vacuum as needed. Use patience as you do this, as it will take time and blowing from both the front and back a number of times to really get the coil to clean out.
Now that you know what to do, why wait for the warm weather and for the refrigerator to start acting up before cleaning the coil? Get out the soap and water, the vacuum and air compressor and clean it out now. The cleaning will also help your refrigerator to run more efficiently and save you money.
All the things in your refrigerator are getting warm. The freezer is thawing and when you listen closely you hear a click with a buzz, another little click and then nothing for a few minutes. Then the same thing starts all over again. You fear the worst and you are probably correct. The compressor has decided that it will not start anymore. When this happens, sometimes it is the fault of the capacitor or the start relay. There is about as good a chance that changing these start components will work as it is that it will not work. If you can do the changing your self then you should get the parts and do the work. You have half a chance that it will work. If you will need to pay someone else to do the work then you need to look hard at what it will cost you and what the unit is worth, then decide to take a chance or not.
If you do decide to change the start components then you need to make sure that you unplug the refrigerator long enough the let the compressor cool completely. Even with new components a hot compressor often will not start. Believe me if your compressor is trying to start and can't then it will be very hot! Many people have had problems with their refrigerator compressors not starting and wonder what may be the problem. Many times the problem can be traced to the start components. The start relay and the start capacitor work together to help the compressor get started. By giving it a short extra shot of higher voltage current, it gives the compressor the kick to get it turning up to speed. If your refrigerator compressor is not starting, you can change the start components easily, to see if they are the problem. Usually you will have about a 50-50 chance of the compressor working again by changing these parts.
Call their customer service. The number can be found on their website. They have it and it can be sent out, it just isn't listed on their website. I ordered mine a few months ago. It was a little more than I wanted to pay, but a small price for a working unit on a road trip!
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the outside fan can be replaced with a 92 x 25 mm computer cooling fan. Inside fan is a 60 x 10 mm. Remove the cover on the inside by pulling straight up. Plug it in and check if the metal heat sink on the inside is getting cold. If it does, then the problem is one or both of the fans.
The unit itself is the problem. You should call coleman customer service and tell them you have been haveing this problem from the start and ask to talk to a manager. Tell them that the cord has been replaced numerous and that you checkd voltage and this is fine. You want a new unit because it has been happening since you bought it and all the keep sending is the cord. Tell them if anythig bad happens pertaining to safety issues that you don,t want to call the better bussiness office and that they will be responsible for any damage done due to a faulty unit. Be professional about it and I am sure they will help you.
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