Loose hose inlet on washer pressure pump

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Old 10-20-19, 05:58 PM
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Loose hose inlet on washer pressure pump

Bought a pressure washer from a family friend, went to hook it up and notice it leaking on the low pressure side where you hook your water supply. Can I weld this with a brazing rod?
 
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Old 10-21-19, 05:44 AM
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While you can weld brass I would stick with brazing or soldering. Make sure you remove the part and any internal rubber parts that can be damaged by heat before putting the torch to it.
 
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Old 10-21-19, 08:46 AM
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The only way I can see this working out is to get it hot enough to pull the whole tube out, clean all the old solder off from the tube and inside the hole, and using flux and solder to reattach it.
I'd be using Mapp gas because all that solid metal in that area will act like a heat sink.
Just trying to add solder to what's there likely will not work because of the contamination already on the metal.
 
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Old 10-31-19, 08:50 PM
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pressure washer leak

All the stuff you have to take off to do it right yourself looks like a real pain. You might take it to a pro who can do TIG welding. I had a fill pipe break at a connection like yours and the guy I gave it to, did it without taking anything apart. Of course if there are rubber bushings or seals in the area, you can kiss them goodbye, but if not it might be worth it.
 
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I would take the nut loose that sits just above and to the right of your green circle. It looks like that would let the whole fitting assembly come apart. It doesn't look like that is a soldered connection. For low pressure, it could very well have just an "O" ring.

If so it would be a simple fix. Just clean it up and put another "O" ring in it.
 
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If you choose to do that, make sure you soak every crack and crevice well with PB Blaster penetrant. That product really works!
 
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