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Archer Pressure Washer with Honda engine that constantly surges


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10-24-10, 03:46 PM   #1  
Archer Pressure Washer with Honda engine that constantly surges

The pressure washer surges continually when idling. When squeezing the trigger to raise the pressure, and RPM then it runs fine. I have taken the carburator apart, and sprayed it with brake cleaner, but it still didn't help. I also used Sea Foam on it, and still no luck. What else can I do?

Thanks in advance for anyone's help.

Kevin

 
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10-24-10, 10:45 PM   #2  
I'm betting there is a leak somewhere in the hose, hose connection, or wand. Even the tiniest leak will cause this. It lets the unloader valve release, then it pumps pressure, then the unloader unloads the pump once pressure in the hose builds up until it leaks back dow and the cycle continues.


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10-25-10, 05:13 PM   #3  
hhmmm, I haven't noticed any leaking. But maybe it's such a small leak, like you said, so I haven't seen it. This weekend, I will wash my car, and look at it more carefully. Thanks for the advice, and I will keep everyone posted.

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Kevin

 
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