If it’s your first time to use a pressure washer, here are some steps to help you get started:

  1. How to prepare your pressure washer for use

Before we get to the details of how to start your pressure washer, make sure that it is ready for use first. Begin by checking the water strainer for any debris that could hinder its performance and make sure that it is placed properly.

Once you’re done, connect the washer to a house but don’t connect it to a potable water source. Make sure that everything is in place and choose the right nozzle for your activity.

To test if the machine is ready, try to turn on the water and wait for the hose to fill up so you can see if there are any leaks on the connections or if you’re ready to use the pressure washer.

  1. How to start an electric pressure washer

A lot of people prefer to use an electric power washer because it’s easier than the gas option, which we will discuss later. To start an electric power washer, here are some easy steps for you to follow:

  • Start by attaching a garden hose to the right outlet in the pressure washer and attach the high-pressure hose in place.
  • Choose the nozzle that you prefer to use depending on your cleaning activity and attach it by simply pulling back the collar at the end of the gun.
  • Try to get rid of the air and water from the washer by depressing the spray wand trigger. This method also helps remove any built-up pressure from the device.
  • While still holding the spray wand trigger, turn the engine on to see if it functions properly. Once it does, you can already start cleaning.
  • After you’re done using your electric pressure washer, make sure to turn the engine off and remove the plug from the outlet.
  • Release any excess pressure just by squeezing the gun repeatedly.
  • Remove the hoses and get rid of as much water from them before putting the hoses in storage.
  1. How to start a gas pressure washer

If you prefer to use a gas pressure washer over the traditional electric pressure washer, make sure to follow these steps:

  • Start by checking the gas and oil levels in the pressure washer to see if they are still enough for the cleaning that you’d want to do.
  • Place the gas pressure washer on a flat surface to make it easier to use.
  • Try to vent the plug properly and attach the hoses to the pressure washer. Begin by connecting a garden hose to the washer while attaching the other end to the water supply.
  • Turn the water on and purge water and air from the device to make sure that it will work properly.
  • Regulate the gas line and turn the engine on. Also, choose the high pressure nozzle that’s best for your cleaning activity.
  • Release any excess pressure built up from the equipment by depressing and holding the spray wand trigger. While holding the trigger, try to pull the engine cord and regulate the choke down to close the device’s airflow as you clean.
  • After using the gas pressure washer, make sure that you turn the engine switch off and squeeze the trigger gun to release any built up pressure on the device.
  • Turn off your water supply and disconnect the hoses from the equipment. Make sure to remove as much water from the hoses as possible and remove the nozzle from the gun.

We hope these steps will help you enjoy using your pressure washer, whether it’s an electric or gas pressure washer.

Do you start a pressure washer with water on or off?

Turn on the water. The pressure washer and hose will fill with water, so it is important to purge the system of excess air before starting the unit. Simply squeeze the trigger on the gun and the air will release.

What would cause a pressure washer not to start?

Check the fuel; the engine won’t start if the engine is out of fuel or if the fuel is stale or contaminated with water. Bad fuel can contaminate the carburetor. Clean or replace the carburetor if it’s gummed up from using stale fuel and your power washer won’t start.

Can you start a pressure washer without water?

Although you can start a pressure washer without water, it is not advisable to do it. Without water, even for only a few seconds, your pump will be working harder than it should be. The pumps job is to take in water from the supply hose and push it out through the nozzle.

How do I start my cold pressure washer?

Attach the nozzle and release the collar, making sure it snaps into place securing the nozzle. Turn on the water. The pressure washer hose will fill with water, so it is important to purge the system of excess air before starting the unit. Simply squeeze the trigger on the gun and the air will release.

How long can you run a pressure washer?

You should not run a pressure washer (except professional equipment) for more than five minutes. While the duration may vary from model to model, it should be between 3 and 5 minutes. Leaving your pressure washer running for more than five minutes can result in overheating.

How do you start a flooded power washer?

The similar traditional remedy for a flooded pressure washer engine is to patiently hold the throttle open in a powerful position while continuously cranking the engine. This allows maximum fresh air to enter the engine. This will flush the rich fuel mixture out of the exhaust.

What do you do when your pressure washer won’t start?

How do you start a flooded small engine?

How to Start a Flooded Small Engine
  1. Unscrew the air filter cover from the small engine with the flathead screwdriver.
  2. Pull the cover off and pull out the air filter.
  3. Insert the screwdriver into the air intake valve of the engine.
  4. Turn the key or pull start the engine until it starts.
  5. Shut off the mower.

How do you start a Briggs and Stratton power washer?

How do you start a Briggs and Stratton 2700 power washer?

Are Briggs and Stratton pressure washers good?

5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent power washer! Also, it’s best to have a 3/4 inch hose which will allow for more water to flow to the pressure washer, thus giving you more PSI to wash.

How do you troubleshoot a pressure washer?

Your Engine Won’t Start or is Lacking Power
  1. Run water through pressure washer until all air is removed from the hose.
  2. Check your air filter. Clean if dirty and replace if damaged.
  3. Check oil level. Change if needed.
  4. Top off fuel in tank.
  5. Make sure your spark plug is connected to the wire.
  6. If your engine was smoking:

How do you fix low pressure on a pressure washer?

Why is my power washer not working?

Water pressure issues (no, low and/or sporadic water pressures): Check water supply is on full and no hose kinks. Check inlet filter isn’t clogged. Check nozzle isn’t blocked. Turn off engine/motor (but keep water on) and pull trigger to release air from system.

Can I adjust pressure on pressure washer?

Adjustable wands. If your pressure washer has an adjustable wand, you can alter the washer’s spray pattern according to your needs. You can narrow the wand if you want high-pressure water flowing from the washer, or widen it to lower the pressure and clean a larger area.

Can you use a pressure washer with low water pressure?

The answer is, you can still use a pressure washer, even if the water supply pressure is low. A pressure washer creates its own pressure. Additionally, if you have a low water pressure supply, you could choose a larger hose diameter for use with your pressure washer.

Is 3000 psi too much for a car?

Is 3000 psi too much for a car? Yes, a 3000 psi pressure is too much for a car, but you will be fine if you use the correct nozzle. So, you can use a 3000 psi pressure washer to wash a car, but ensure you’re careful and with the recommended nozzle.