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Most of these practices take very little time and cost very little to do! It's time and money well spent when it comes to maintaining your pressure washing equipment.

 

DO:   

  • COLD WATER RINSE after using the burner.  Turn off the burner switch, and run cold water until the water feels cool to the touch, takes 1-3 minutes.
  • Change ENGINE OIL every 3-6 months or every 50-100 hours.  Engines vary so refer to the owners manual.
  • Change PUMP OIL annually at minimum or every 300 hours, whichever comes first. Use 30w - NON DETERGENT.
  • Only use DETERGENTS APPROVED to run through pressure washing equipment; failure to do so could damage the pump and coil - both costly to fix.
  • Check HOSES,
    NOZZLES and WANDS for wear daily and replace as needed.
  • Replace O-RINGS or stop leaks quickly to save life on the pump unloader.
  • Stick with ONE TYPE OF FUEL - diesel or kerosene to fire the burner.  Should see a clear vapor over the coil; no white or black smoke should be visible.
  • Training, TRAINING, training.  Make sure operators understand equipment and proper maintenance procedures.  

 

DON'T: 

  • Do not let WATER FREEZE anywhere in the unit, it will ruin the machine. (Be prepared to Winterize Your Pressure Washer)
  • Do not leave the PUMP IN BYPASS longer than 3-5 minutes.  When walking away from the machine a good rule of thumb is to turn it off!

 

Pressure Washer Maintenance Tips

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