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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

You can try spraying some lubricant into the blade holder. Sometimes the "ball" in the shaft gets stuck from dirt. Otherwise you will need to disassemble it by removing the roll pin that holds the collar on the shaft.

Porter Cable... | Answered on Jun 19, 2014

Your description describes a "No Fuel" problem. Start at the fuel tank and move on to the carburetor. At the fuel tank check that the fuel shut-off valve is open (if applicable). Inside the fuel tank, attached to the pet-cock, is a filter (check that it is clear). Look for kinks in the fuel-line (kinks would prevent fuel flow). Last would be the carburetor. If the carburetor is dirty or clogged, it will need to be removed, serviced, or replaced. Good luck. P.S. If this is a newer unit then use care. Do not use Carburetor cleaner on it. Because of the plastic components, it will ruin the carburetor. Instead, go to the parts store and request a product called "Seafoam". It comes in a red and white can and is great. It is slow working so the carburetor will have to soak overnight. Please let me know how the repair goes.

Porter Cable... | Answered on Mar 11, 2014

use a pair of tweezer to pull it out or a magnit

Porter Cable... | Answered on Aug 22, 2012

Remove 2 screws from under front grip and the swivel foot should slide forward and out (might need a bit of a twist to loosen) plastic grip should now slide forward and off.

Porter Cable... | Answered on Mar 04, 2012

hello sir, Please provide the following information so that your issue may be diagnosed properly,what is it? brand name,complete model number The problem, What is happening with what? When it is happening? Are there times it does not happen? Did it just start happening? Did it ever work ? Did any seemingly unrelated event coincide with whatever it is not working? need the model number and brand name, if you need a manual i need the brand name and model number,if it is a riding mower the model number is under the seat.a snow blower the model number is on the rear of the machine, let me know,thank you. ~~

Porter Cable... | Answered on Feb 21, 2012

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