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Can i use warm water in my power washer?


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03-12-16, 03:38 PM   #1  
Can i use warm water in my power washer?

I saw an ad on a bulletin board downtown, This average sized company that power washes everything..says they can do this. The directions in the 3000psi power washer i bought from Sears! says; Don't use hot water in this machine.:NO NO NO: Mines good for cold water. Has anybody here ever questioned this idea/ bob s and thank you

 
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03-12-16, 03:43 PM   #2  
If the manufactuer says no then I would not do it, if it takes out the pump it will cost almost as much to replace it as a new pressure washer.
Why do you think you need to use hot water?

 
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03-12-16, 03:46 PM   #3  
You can buy pressure washers designed for hot water, but they are a lot more expensive than typical consumer models, which have pumps that depend on cold water to keep them cool enough to avoid destroying the seals in the pump.


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03-12-16, 03:57 PM   #4  
thanks for the info guys.Hot water cleans much better than cold its a fact of life. I will just have to get a longer handled scrub brush ...and some better soap! bob s thanks

 
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