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Pressure washer not siphoning detergent


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04-11-10, 05:37 PM   #1  
Pressure washer not siphoning detergent

My Briggs 1950 PSI washer is not picking any fluid up thru the injection hose. I have the nozzle on low pressure, but it will not siphon anything.

It has worked in the past, not sure what's wrong. How do I go about trouble shooting this? Thanks.

 
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04-12-10, 01:22 AM   #2  
Check the fitting where the siphon hose connects to the pump. You may be able to remove it and clean it out.


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04-12-10, 05:36 AM   #3  
not a fix but....

I never use the siphon feature on a PWer. IMO it's neither effective or good for the pump. I always apply the cleaning agent with a pump up garden sprayer and use the PWer for rinsing.


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04-13-10, 12:46 AM   #4  
I agree. Especially when using bleach.


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