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Old 01-22-2013, 11:47 PM
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Winterizing Pressure Washer

I have a pressure washer I got for cleaning my kid's dirt bikes.

It's 15-degrees here.

I used the pressure washer 3 days ago. When I was finished I disconnected the hoses and I drained the water from the house and spray gun.

I pulled the starter rope on the engine about 6 to 10 times to get any water in the pump to come out.

I DID NOT put antifreeze in the pump. And now I'm worring

what do you guys think, am I doomed??

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Old 01-22-2013, 11:59 PM
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There is a spray that attaches to where the hose does and you spray it into your machine, this prevents rust I know and pretty sure it is achole based do it would fix any left over water.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:33 AM
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Chances are it's frozen if there was water left in the pump. If it thaws out and there is no damage, I would recommend running rv antifreeze or -20 windshield washer fluid through the pump before storing in colder temps. I'm a bit nervous myself. I noticed I forgot to drain one of my water filters and it busted last nite. Just hoping I've got all the water blown out of my hose reels. The temps this week are much colder than we are use to.

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