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Why does my pressure washer cut out after a few minuets use ?

The machine is about 3 years old

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Solenoid points have dirt n them, or have been burnt at some stage, and the spring tension has weakened,
Out with them and replace with new set, if its a popular model, they are not too expensive, if its an odd brand, find the part number, 99.9% of the time, another breed will fit,
Aslo check fine filters ( more than likely nylon ), for dirt or gunk,
If the washer is being used from a deep well bore, heavy minerals
can block filters...if this is the case, make a solution of hydrochloric acid & water, about 50%, even weaker, wear rubber gloves & eye protection, ( this is a must) , keep children at bay and just use common sense, this will 100% remove any mineral deposits and leave the nylon intact,
Also check for spiders, small frogs 'The Mud Wasp', 99% of the time a visual inspection will tell you , Always unplug if its 240V (Australian) ( 110 ? American ) . you will know that,
Also check for leaks,
If the pressure washer is electric or petrol or diesel, the pressure points work on the same principal
Hope this helps

Regards K1PA

Posted on Jun 15, 2015

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