Why is my pressure washer not working?
There could be many reasons why your pressure washer is not working, but it could be an easier fix than you think.
First of all we need to check some of the basic areas, such as:
- Check there is power coming from the socket you’re using
- Plug the pressure washer directly into a working socket, rather than using an extension cable
- Make sure the fuse within the plug hasn't blown
- Check that the nozzle on the end of the lance isn't blocked
IMPORTANT! Make sure the power is off and the plug is removed before carrying out any repair or fault finding. If you have any doubt, please contact a fully qualified service technician.
Once you have eliminated the above, it’s time to look at other factors, such as:
- Motor Capacitor - Does your pressure washer sound like it’s trying to start? If so, then it’s possible your motor capacitor has failed.
- Interference Suppressor – Last time you used the pressure washer, did it cut out with a ‘bang’, which possibly caused the fuse to blow? If so, then it’s likely your Interference Suppressor has blown. This will look very similar to a starter mechanism on a strip light, and should have 3 or 5 wires coming from it. Most commercial pressure washers have these fitted.
If you have tried the above and haven’t had any success, then we advise you to have your pressure washer tested by an authorised service technician.