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Pressure Washer

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06-20-06, 04:09 PM   #1  
Pressure Washer

I purchased a Sear 2000 psi pressure washer last year. When I pulled it out of the shed this year and hooked it up to the waster supply it simply runs out the release value.

How do I fix this?

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06-21-06, 01:17 AM   #2  
Release value? I'm not sure what you're talking about...the relief valve? I don't see how it could be coming out the relief unless somehow some very high pressure occurred in the pump. Could it be coming out the siphon nipple?

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06-21-06, 03:13 AM   #3  
It's the mechanism that prevents the engine from overheating. It automatically releases the water to prevent damage.

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06-21-06, 05:14 AM   #4  
Pressure washers use the water they are pumping to cool the pump.

There are bypass guns that allow water flow at a much lower pressure when the gun isn't being used, some have a valve on the pump that does essentially the same thing. Some pumps have neither, and are directed to not run the washer for more than a few minutes unless it is being used.

I would venture a guess that some critter has built themselves a nest inside the pump, dirt dobbers/wasps nest are suprisingly strong when the opening is a small.

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06-21-06, 05:40 AM   #5  
If you live in a cold part of the country leaving the washer in the shed is not a good idea.Any water left in it will more than likely freeze and crack the components.

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