Didn't Winterized Pressure Washer

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Old 04-22-08, 07:57 PM
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Cool Didn't Winterized Pressure Washer

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Left in garage during winter. Tried using washer and was leaking water from bottom of machine. How can this be fixed???
 
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Old 04-22-08, 09:17 PM
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Locate what's leaking and replace it, tighten it, or reseal it. I don't know without knowing what is leaking. Can you determine where it's coming from?
 
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Old 04-22-08, 10:30 PM
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water leaks from the bottom of the unit. don't know the part name. think that it might be the pump casting that froze during the winter. (not sure)
 
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Old 04-22-08, 11:38 PM
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maybe the pump casting that froze during the winter

 
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Old 04-23-08, 05:27 AM
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Hey Jaivy:
How can I make sure that's the problem and how do I fix it.
 
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Old 04-23-08, 07:53 PM
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Turn the water on, look under the unit, find the leak, if it is in the housing, buy a new pump. Have a good one. Geo
 
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currently having mine fixed as we speak. i didnt winterize it either. had to replace the pump. $200.00 costing me. used the damn thing once. lessons learned...
 
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Old 04-25-08, 07:30 AM
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currently having mine fixed as we speak. i didnt winterize it either. had to replace the pump. $200.00 costing me. used the damn thing once. lessons learned...
I call it tuition, sometimes gets expensive, but we all have paid some in our lives.
 
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It it usually the water housing that cracks. It is not worth to fix for $200, you can get a new one for $300 with warrenty,stay away from sears.
 
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Old 04-26-08, 12:40 AM
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Sears's pressure washers are made by the same comanies that make the pressure washers you see in the other department stores. The thing is to stay away from cheapo pressure washers, or buy one knowing it will only last a little while and then toss it when it goes. I don't think I've ever seen one of these pump-under-engine units even come close to working long enough to wear out the engine. Winterizing, however, can do nothing but help.

If you do decide to get a new one, may I suggest getting something like a honda GX series engine coupled to a CAT or AR pump? Many pressure washer companies offer these, but at a higher price. The difference is that you could still be using it 20 years later. I guess it could still sustain damage from freezing though.
 
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