North Star 3000psi Pressure Washer


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Old 01-02-20, 01:32 PM
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North Star 3000psi Pressure Washer

Working on this pressure washer. It has a 8 HP Honda Engine. Replaced the carb and gas line. Started right up but it pulses? Like the governor revs then slows back and forth. Is this normal when it is not under load or is it something else? Pressure washer is intermittent, pumps then quits. Has anyone ever repaired one of these? Not sure its worth it or just reuse the engine on something else.
 
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Old 01-02-20, 05:17 PM
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If that unit has the red engine GX series honda, it's a dang good one and probably paired with a good pump. If it's surging in unison with the pressure pulsing, then its probably an unloader valve issue. If the wand is leaking and it surges while not spraying, that would be normal until the leak is fixed (common reason for it to surge at idle).
 
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Old 01-03-20, 06:33 AM
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Thanks for the info, yes it is a Red GX 8hp. Nice engine, will do some research on the pump to see if it is a easy fix or?
 
 

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