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Why Is There So Much Pressure From My Power Washer?

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Why am I getting too much pressure from my power washer?

Why Is There So Much Pressure From My Power Washer?

Too much pressure from a power washer can have a variety of causes, but one of the most common is a spray nozzle that is too small. Pressure washer repair in this case is a matter of using the right sized nozzle, simple as that. Another common problem is a broken pressure gauge, which can show no pressure, too much pressure, or any combination of false readings. Check these two areas first when trying to diagnose a pressure problem with your power washer. If those two problems are ruled out, you could have a faulty regulator or an improperly adjusted unloader.



5/7/2009 9:40:39 PM
foggy1 said:

My power washer keeps disconnecting the water inlet hose, so I'm guessing it is too much pressure even when the wand is at full spray. This is one reason I don't like snap hose connections, but rather screw-on connectors.


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