Q: What are PSI and GPM?
PSI stands for pounds per square inch and is a unit of measure for pressure. GPM stands for gallons per minute and is a unit of measure for flow rate. When shopping for a pressure washer, you will see these two units of measure listed as specs on the machine. They are important to consider because they will determine the power of your pressure washer.
Q: What are the most common causes of pressure washer pump problems?
The two most common causes of car pressure washer pump problems are lack of proper maintenance and using the wrong type of detergent. If you don’t maintain your pressure washer pump properly, it can develop scale and corrosion, which can lead to pump failure. Using the wrong type of detergent can also cause pump problems, because some detergents contain chemicals that can damage pump parts.If you’re having problems with your pressure washer pump, check these things first to see if they’re the cause.
Q: How often should I maintain my pressure washer pump?
You should perform basic maintenance on your pressure washer pump at least once a year. This includes flushing the pump with clean water and lubricating all moving parts. If you use it regularly, we recommend servicing it at least once a year. However, if you only use it occasionally, every two years may be sufficient. Bear in mind that not all pumps are created equal – some will require more frequent servicing than others. Always consult your pressure washer’s manual for specific maintenance recommendations.
Q: What are the symptoms of a failing pressure washer pump?
If your pressure washer pump is failing, you may notice a decrease in water pressure, an increase in noise, or leaking from the pump. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to take your pressure washer to a qualified technician for repair or replacement. Continuing to use a failing pressure washer pump can cause serious damage to your pressure washer and may void your warranty.
Q: Can I repair my pressure washer pump myself?
In most cases, it’s not recommended to try and repair your pressure washer pump yourself. Pressure washer pumps are complex pieces of machinery, and attempting to repair them without the proper training and tools can be dangerous. If you are experienced with repairing small engines, then you may be able to repair your pressure washer pump yourself. However, it is important to note that most pressure washer pumps are not designed to be repaired and therefore, you may void the warranty if you attempt to do so. Additionally, if you are not experienced with repairing small engines, it is best to leave the repair to a professional.
If you’re having problems with your pressure washer pump, it’s important to contact a qualified technician for help. Trying to repair the pump yourself can be dangerous, and it’s likely that you won’t be able to fix the problem correctly. A qualified technician will have the training and expertise necessary to properly diagnose and repair your pressure washer pump.