Excell Pressure Washer Model VR2522)

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Old 04-23-13, 12:19 PM
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Excell Pressure Washer Model VR2522)

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I've had the Excell Power Washer (Model # VR2522) for about three years now. For the first two and a half years, it ran beautifully. Then, out of the blue, the cast assembly of the radial ring assembly shattered. The mechanic we took it to attempted to weld the assembly (which I now realize was the wrong thing to do!) and it lasted through about 30 minutes of power washing. The assembly then shattered again. To date, we have over $100.00 in repairs and the unit is still inoperable. To have the complete washer pump replaced is likely to cost much more than I should be putting into this power washer. It has a great Honda motor on it, though. Is my best bet to just sell the unit as is and purchasing a new power washer? I'm really not sure which way to go. Any help you can give me is appreciated.
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Jeff B.
 
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Old 04-23-13, 12:41 PM
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Your options are to sell it as a non-working power washer (junk). I don't think you'll get much since the pump is toast and it's the cheaper Honda engine... and it's used. Or you can buy a replacement pump. There are numerous places that sell pumps so you'll be able to go to a higher quality pump or different brand if you want.
 
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Old 04-23-13, 02:53 PM
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Thanks, Pilot Dane!

Hello again!
From golf carts to pressure washers, I guess you're the go-to guy! Thanks for your input on the pressure washer. I'm still on the fence, but I think I may have it repaired. I'll have to do some internet shopping to find a fair deal on the pump unit. I also have to figure in the installation cost because I'm not comfortable attempted the repairs myself. Wish me luck.
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There was a thread a little while back that discussed PWers. In one of the replies [maybe by Cheese] it was stated that there were 3 good brands of pumps. I only remember one of them - Comet ..... My honda powered PWer has a comet pump
 
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I think money is the big issue. Do you put a budget pump on or a quality brand name unit? Replacing the pump is pretty easy but it's up to you if it's worth bolting onto a 3 year old engine versus the cost of a new machine. A quality pump might cost close to what you paid for your entire machine.
 
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Old 04-23-13, 09:39 PM
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I agree, money is the issue. Look at what that engine sells for on ebay used and you might take your engine off and sell it there and use the money to buy another, or bolt a new pump on it. If I were buying a pump, it would be an AR, Comet, or CAT pump. Not an axial style. Those are the 3 I mentioned marksr.
 
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