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Starting an Uncooperative Electric Pressure Washer

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What do I do if my electric power washer doesn't want to start?

Starting an Uncooperative Electric Pressure Washer

If your electric power washer doesn't want to start, don't give it a swift kick and call it a day. Check the following possible causes and solutions:

• Plug is not well connected or electric socket may be faulty. Check plug, socket and fuses
• The main voltage supply is too low. Make sure that main supply voltage is adequate.
• GFCI has tripped, (if your washer has one.) Switch off the unit and allow motor to cool down. Release water pressure. Reset GCFI. Turn unit on.
• ISS Instant Start/Stop or thermal relief has tripped. Restart unit. If applicable, reset GFCI.



9/9/2011 9:45:07 AM

My electric power washer motor runs fine without water pressure, but stops as soon as you turn on the water. What's the problem?

9/30/2011 4:25:45 PM
charlie h. said:

GFCI will not reset can i replace it with a new one? or can i just remove it & install a regular plug since i plug into a GFCI receptical anyway?

5/6/2015 7:38:07 AM
Meg said:

The power does not start, plug is working and button has been reset but the switch still won't turn on. any suggestions?

5/9/2015 6:58:02 PM
Don said:

I have a Power IT 2700.
Works great but now the siphon for soap is acting up. When trigger is not activated the water flows out of the siphon hose. When trigger activated it works normal.


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