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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of pressure washing equipment do you offer?

We offer a wide range of pressure washing equipment, including gas and electric power washers, engines, valves, nozzles, detergents, chemicals, protective gear like gloves and goggles, parts, accessories, and more.

Do you provide both residential and commercial pressure washing equipment?

Yes, we cater to both residential and commercial customers, providing equipment suitable for various applications.

How can I determine the right nozzle size for my pressure washer?

We have a nozzle size calculator available in our Learning Center to help you choose the appropriate nozzle for your specific needs.

What safety precautions should I take when using pressure washing equipment?

Our Learning Center offers comprehensive safety information, including articles and videos, to ensure you use your equipment safely and effectively.

Do you offer training for using pressure washing equipment?

Yes, we provide training resources in our Learning Center, including how-to videos and articles to help you get started and become proficient in pressure washing. Our Power Wash Academy is dedicated to training Power Wash businesses and their teams. 

What brands of pressure washing equipment do you carry?

We offer a variety of trusted brands in the industry to ensure you have access to high-quality equipment.

Can I purchase replacement parts for my pressure washer from your website?

Absolutely, we provide a selection of replacement parts to keep your pressure washer in top condition.

What payment methods do you accept for online orders?

We accept a range of payment methods, including credit cards,and more. You can find the complete list at our checkout.

How do I track my order after purchase?

You can easily track your order by logging into your account on our website and accessing the order status page.

How to Operate an Electric Pressure Washer?

  • Connect the high-pressure hose between the spray wand and the pressure washer.
  • Turn on the water supply.
  • Press the trigger on the spray wand to release any trapped water or air.
  • Keep the trigger pressed and turn the washer to the “ON” position.

Troubleshooting: My Electric Pressure Washer Won’t Start. What Should I Do?

If your electric pressure washer isn’t starting, consider these tips:

  • Avoid using extension cords as they can harm your machine.
  • Ensure the power cord is plugged directly into a grounded outlet.
  • Check for a tripped Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) and reset it according to your owner’s manual.

What Causes an Electric Power Washer to Stop Suddenly?

Your electric pressure washer might stop due to:

  • Disconnected power cord.
  • Tripped GFCI or circuit breaker.
  • Overloaded circuits due to high amperage appliances on the same circuit.

Why Does My Electric Pressure Washer Cycle On and Off?

This cycling issue is often caused by:

  • Leaks in the system.
  • Pressure switch activation due to pressure changes.
  • Check for proper connections and intact O-rings.

What to Do When a Pressure Washer Doesn’t Reach Full Pressure?

To address low pressure issues:

  • Ensure hoses are not kinked or blocked.
  • Clean the water inlet filter.
  • Check and clean the trigger gun and nozzles.

Why is My Pressure Washer Pulsating?

Pressure washer surging can be due to:

  • Restricted water flow.
  • Kinks or blockages in hoses.
  • Debris in the nozzle.

Should I Turn Off My Pressure Washer When Not in Use?

Yes, always turn off your pressure washer when not in use to:

  • Prevent overheating and damage to the pump.
  • Avoid melting the pump seals.

Can I Connect Hoses of Different Diameters Together?

Yes, you can connect hoses of varying diameters if:

  • The connections are compatible.
  • The flow is not restricted, ideally going from smaller to larger diameter hoses.

Is It Possible to Repair a Leaking Pressure Washer Hose?

No, it’s not recommended to repair a leaking hose. Replace it with a new high-pressure hose for safety and efficiency.

How Does a Hot Water Pressure Washer Function?

A hot water pressure washer heats water after it passes through the pump, allowing it to function as a cold water washer as well. The water is heated before reaching the hose and gun.

Why Can’t Direct-Drive Pressure Washers Draw Water from a Tank?

Direct-drive pressure washers cannot pull water due to their high RPM, unlike belt-driven models which are designed for gravity-fed water sources.

How Should I Winterize My Pressure Washer?

To winterize your pressure washer:

  • Stabilize the fuel.
  • Flush out all water.
  • Use a pump-saver to protect against freezing and moisture.

How Often Should I Change the Oil in My Pressure Washer?

Change the engine oil after the first 20 hours or 1 month of use, then every 6 months or 100 hours. Change the pump oil after the first 50 hours, then every 100 hours or 3 months.

What Type of Oil is Suitable for My Pressure Washer?

Use non-detergent, non-foaming oil for the pump, and refer to the owner’s manual for the correct engine oil, typically SAE 10W-30 or a suitable alternative based on operating temperature.

How to Replace a Pressure Washer Plug?

To replace the oil plug:

  • Unscrew the sealed plug shipped with the washer.
  • Replace it with the vented plug provided.
  • Clean any oil from parts like the air filter or spark plug if necessary.

What Causes My Pressure Washer to Smoke?

White smoke is usually residual oil burning off and is not harmful. Persistent smoking or black smoke indicates a potential issue that needs further investigation.

Why is Correct Nozzle Sizing Crucial for GPM and PSI?

Proper nozzle sizing ensures safe and efficient operation, especially when changing the pump’s specifications.

Which is More Crucial, GPM or PSI?

The importance of GPM (flow) vs. PSI (pressure) depends on the cleaning task. Generally, prioritize GPM for larger areas and PSI for stubborn dirt, while considering the surface’s recommended pressure ratings.

What are the Top Brands of Pressure Washers?

At PowerWash.com, we prioritize the performance and dependability of the engine and pump over brand names. Our dedication lies in providing our customers with top-notch pressure washers that deliver exceptional results. We understand that brand loyalty can sometimes overshadow the true value and functionality of a product, which is why we meticulously curate our recommendations based on performance, reliability, and overall user experience.

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