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purge air from pump

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by phenomenomm, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. phenomenomm

    phenomenomm LawnSite Member
    from Ok
    Messages: 12

    What happens when you don’t purge the air out of the pump in the pressure washer? I loaned it out to my wife’s cousin, she said it was making a lugging noise so she quit using it. Today I want to wash my truck check fluids, purge the air start the washer and go to wash my truck nothing happens. Just the water from the sipcket power comes out.
    I got a troy-bilt 2550 PSI Pressure Washer - Model # 020213-0 that I got from lowes. Thanks in advanced -Jon
  2. ToniDavies

    ToniDavies Sponsor
    Messages: 140

    Does this unit have the nozzle that pulls out for high pressure push in for low pressure? If so check that. I know I probably sound crazy but I have used a pressure washer myself numerous times and was really frustrated in the fall thinking my unit was broken all I got was the water coming out very slowly finally stopped and thought about it (after 2 hours) and checked the nozzle sure enough it was stuck half way between low/high. Worth a try.:confused:
  3. phenomenomm

    phenomenomm LawnSite Member
    from Ok
    Messages: 12

    No, I wish it was. I called troy-bilt they said it was probably a pump. $156 for the pump and $16 for shipping. I was thinking of looking at pawn shops for a used pressure washer.

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