20 Most Recent Porter Cable PCH3200 Commercial Pressure Washer Questions & Answers

Hi Mike,
If you can identify the model of Honda engine on the washer, you can download the service manual from this webpage:


Hope this helps!

Porter Cable... | Answered on Apr 07, 2011

Regular 87-89 octane gas workes (unleaded)

Porter Cable... | Answered on Jul 14, 2010

Regular gas 87-89 octane works fine.

Porter Cable... | Answered on Jul 14, 2010

Pumps use a 30-weight non-detergent pump oil. Don't use motor oil.

Porter Cable... | Answered on Jun 21, 2010

you will have to try the following start up purge up onece with just water then start the powerwasher if that does'nt give u pressure ther is gaskets inside the pumping sometimes 4 to 8 of them these might be to wore down to hold pressure if u can locate the pump and desemable it run it to ur local dealer tell u need new gaskets put into it

Porter Cable... | Answered on Apr 09, 2010

yes, yes and, yes

Porter Cable... | Answered on May 24, 2009


Porter Cable... | Answered on Oct 13, 2019

when the trigger for the wand is not pulled , there is a pressure relief valve that bypasses the water in the pump and so there is no pressure until the trigger is pulled again.
with the pump getting hot and not being able to pull the motor to restart, it indicates that that pressure relief valve has jammed ( faulty ) and the pump is running at full pressure all the time
That will heat the pump and stop the engine from restarting
That valve is where I would start looking for a problem

Porter Cable... | Answered on Apr 25, 2017

Try some blue LocTite thread fastener. It's an anaerobic-hardening resin. Remove the knob enough to get a drop onto the threads, then snug it up. Going forward, repeat as necessary. Just a drop.
Better than lock-washers. Scrollsaws basically just vibrate their little blades up & down.

Porter Cable... | Answered on Jun 11, 2016

If the charger got wet, or you tried to charge batteries that got wet... yes. Replace the charger, and throw away or recycle the water damaged batteries. I know thats not what you wanted to hear, but look at the bright side! The drill is most likley fine!

Porter Cable... | Answered on Sep 26, 2011

Hi bluejuice86...
You may have lost a small part that goes inside of the pressure adjuster.
You will save time and effort, replace it with a new pressure adjuster...you can get them from HomeDepot,Loews,Ace Hardware,etc.
Please take time to rate me

Porter Cable... | Answered on Sep 16, 2011

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