How Do I Fix The Pressure On My Pressure Washer?

A Newly Fixed Pressure Washer

Pressure washers are a great tool for cleaning your home’s exterior, driveway, patio, and more.

If you’ve noticed a problem with the water pressure, there are several steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue.

Let’s break down common causes and how to fix them.

Check the Water Supply Line

The water supply line is one of the first things you should check if you’re having trouble with your pressure washer.

Make sure the line is connected securely and that there are no kinks or obstructions.

If there are any blockages, they’ll need to be cleared before the machine will work properly.

Test Nozzles

Next, you’ll want to inspect your nozzle tips for any damage or blockage that could be causing an issue with water flow. Remove debris from inside the nozzle tip by using a small brush or compressed air, then re-attach it to ensure it’s properly sealed onto the wand.

If your nozzle tips are worn down or cracked, replace them with new ones before continuing with other troubleshooting measures.

Even with no visible damage, frequent use can cause wear, so consider switching out for a new nozzle tip, or making sure you’ve used the correct attachment.

Check for Leaks

Check your garden hose for small leaks, holes or tears; these can cause your washer to lose pressure when you pull the trigger. If you do find leaks, plug the holes or replace the hose.

Replace Filters or O-Rings

Another possible cause could be a clogged filter or worn-out O-ring. The filters in a pressure washer collect dirt and debris from the water supply and need to be cleaned on a regular basis for the machine to work properly.

The O-ring is responsible for providing a seal between two components to prevent leaks – check for wear, damage or rust to determine if it needs to be replaced.

Water Temperature

Check the manufacturer’s specifications to ensure you’re using the correct water temperature for your pressure washer.

For example, if your washer is cold water only, avoid using water that has been sitting in the sun all day, as this can affect the pressure.

If you’ve followed these steps and still can’t determine the problem, our team at Norosco can help! Give us a call on (07) 4928 7777 today.

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