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How To Start A Pressure Washer That Has Been Sitting


Have you just acquired a pressure washer that has been sitting around for some time, or are you just getting back to an old pressure washer that you haven't used in a while? Starting up a pressure washer that has been sitting idle for some time can be a daunting task, especially if you are not an experienced handyman. However, it is not as difficult as it may seem. Here are some tips to help you get started with a pressure washer that has been sitting idle for a while.

The first and most important step is to clean the pressure washer. After it has been sitting idle for some time, the pressure washer may have developed some rust and corrosion. To remove the rust, use a wire brush and some household cleaning products to scrub the area. Make sure that you thoroughly clean the pressure washer, especially the intake and outlet valves, as these can be clogged with debris.

Once the pressure washer has been cleaned, check the oil level. Make sure that the oil is at the right level and that it has been changed if necessary. If the oil looks dirty or has a strange smell, it is best to replace it with fresh oil.

Next, check the fuel tank. Make sure that the fuel tank is filled with the right type of fuel, as this will affect the performance of the pressure washer. If the fuel tank is empty, fill it with the appropriate fuel. If the fuel tank has been left empty for a long period of time, it is best to drain and clean it before refilling.

After the fuel tank has been filled, check the spark plug. Make sure that the spark plug is in good condition and has not been damaged. If the spark plug is cracked or has any other signs of damage, it is best to replace it with a new one.

Once the spark plug has been checked, it is time to start the pressure washer. To start the pressure washer, first turn the valve to the "on" position and then press the start button. Once the engine has started, increase the pressure by turning the pressure control knob. Once the pressure has reached the desired level, you can start using the pressure washer.

Finally, after you are done using the pressure washer, turn the valve to the "off" position and then turn off the engine. This will prevent any damage to the pressure washer and ensure that it is ready to be used again.

Starting a pressure washer that has been sitting idle for some time can seem like a difficult task. However, with proper cleaning, maintenance, and care, you can easily get it up and running again. Just remember to always follow the instructions for your specific pressure washer and to use the appropriate fuel and oil.