January 16, 2009, Newsletter Issue #151: Troubleshooting Piston Guide Problems

Tip of the Week

When your piston guides go on the fritz, you won't be taking care of business until you fix this problem. The following symptoms and solutions should help you diagnose the source of the piston guide malfunction and put your pressure washer back in circulation in no time.

Symptom Excessive pressure due to partially plugged or damaged tip.
Solution Clean or replace tip.

Symptom Pump running dry.
Solution Do not run pump without water.

Symptom Pump running too long without spraying.
Solution Never run pump more than 2 minutes without spraying.

Symptom Inlet water temperature too high.
Solution Check water temperature; it may not exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit

Symptom Abrasive material entering pump
Solution Clean inlet filter. Use recommended chemicals. Make sure water source is clean.

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