Sears 3OOO power washer just QUIT

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Old 10-04-17, 03:17 PM
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Sears 3OOO power washer just QUIT

aNYONE KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR ? IT STARTS AND RUNS FINE. ABIT NOISEY WHEN RUNNING NOW.( NOT YELLING)I don't know much about these i can fix most any thing motorized. This power washer has very very few hours on it from 2009.looks brand new. Theres a "unload switch' that takes the pressure off-

A Small plastic line underneath- dumps water all the time now. when not pulling the trigger,i just don't know enough. any help is really appreciated bob s
 
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Old 10-04-17, 07:35 PM
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Sounds like the problem is in the pump, any chance it was left in freezing temps?
 
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Old 10-05-17, 07:00 AM
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No i always charge that green can of anti freeze every season What about the over load valve?It protects the pump when its running but not being used at that time? thanks for the help BFHfixit bob s
 
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Old 10-05-17, 09:43 AM
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Is that small line connected to the unloader valve?if so remove the unloader and see if it is stuck open,what is the Green antifreeze you are using?
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Old 10-05-17, 01:14 PM
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Sears winterizing ant freeze for Power washers thank you
 
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Old 10-05-17, 02:12 PM
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Would you post the model number of the power washer and the pump so we can check to see if there is a IPL available. Start by process of elimination, remove the output hose and see if water goes through, start it and see if the water has any pressure, etc. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Ashop down my street found it The unloader valve had soap scum inside it. So if i want to change it --------idon't really have to they got that pump a kicking it good now Slow once in Awhile . HERE the kicker. New pump at Sears $200.00 A my shop down the street $65.00 rebuilt. SCREW SEARS THE CROOKs Last time i buy anything of value from them. thanks all--- this case is solved bob s
 
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Old 10-06-17, 07:21 AM
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$65 because all it needed was cleaning.
I just spent $250 for parts to rebuild my pump & replace the unloader. Repair cost varies greatly on the extent of the problem and the cost of the parts--with parts for higher quality pumps costing more.
 
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Old 10-07-17, 12:07 AM
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Screw sears for wanting more for a replacement pump than some guy wants just for cleaning a tiny valve in it? That doesn't make sense.
 
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Old 10-07-17, 07:27 AM
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That $65 is likely an hourly or minimum charge that a shop nearly has to charge just to survive, especially if they have a store front.
 
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yup! I believe that!! BFHFixit bob s
 
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