Need help with type of pressure washer oil

Reply

  #1  
Old 06-18-18, 09:19 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Canada
Posts: 2
Need help with type of pressure washer oil

Hi all,

My sister in law was going to throw her pressure washer out because the motor had seized, so I took it off her hands and got it unseized.

It is a Simoniz Model XE15 Electric pressure washer. My question is what type of oil goes in the motor housing. It looked like possibly a type of gear oil when it poured out when I opened the motor up, but I want to make sure before I replace it. Any help is most appreciated. Take care and have a great day
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-18-18, 05:43 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 44,439
Welcome to the forums.

There is no mention of any oil in the owners manual. I think I'd contact the company directly.

simoniz.ca/uploads/manual_S1700_XE15-EN.pdf
 
  #3  
Old 06-19-18, 05:16 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Canada
Posts: 2
Ya I spoke to Simoniz the 3 people I spoke to there had no clue, and the official repair dealer I spoke to whose number simoniz gave me the guy I spoke to there had no clue, but the actual repair technician was not in.

but there was definitely oil in it, because when I separated the motor from impeller about a cup and a half spilled onto my desk. Thank you for the response though Iíll keep looking
 
  #4  
Old 06-20-18, 03:54 AM
GregH's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 9,693
Regular 10W-30 or 5W-30 automotive oil will work just fine.
The biggest problem with pressure washer oil is water infiltration from leaking seals which is quite common in these pumps
Frequent oil changes are what will ensure a long lasting pump.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'