Pressure Washer Pump Saver Brands/Types

Old 09-24-12, 08:52 AM
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Pressure Washer Pump Saver Brands/Types

Locally I see two types of pump saver available. A Briggs (also under Dewalt brand?) 4 oz aerosol type and "Green" G-pump (also AR brand, Karcher and others?) 16 oz liquid non aerosol. The aerosol type is forced into the pump under pressure with a foam and the liquid is drawn into the pump by manually rotating the pump with the recoil. Do either work as well as the other or more economical to use?

In the past I have winterized my pressure washer with a Dewalt brand aerosol pump saver and have had no problems, other than the aeorosal can head leaking. I would give the liquid "Green" formula a shot if it is just as good.
Old 09-24-12, 10:06 AM
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I have no idea which is better, but if you had success with one, I'd be tempted to stick with it. I don't use any, so I can't give you my experiences.
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I never knew until reading it a few yrs back on these forums that you are supposed to winterize a PWer. What I have always done is remove the pressure hose and gun [and drain them] and then give 2-3 pulls on the starter cord [ignition off] to remove most of the water. I've been doing it this way for 35 yrs or so and have never had any issues from water freezing and harming the pump.

We don't always get the extended cold spells here in the south that our friends to the north do but occasionally it will get below freezing for a few days. That said, I agree with Cheese, go with what you know works.

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