Monday, November 11, 2013

Pressure Washer Storage - How to Winterize Your Pressure Washer

So you've had a great time all year blasting away filth with your pressure washer, but now it's winter and it's time to put it away until next spring.

Following proper procedures for pressure washer storage is important to ensure that it runs properly in the spring. Below is a short list of steps to take to ensure that your gas pressure washer is properly winterized.

  1. Fill the gas tank and gas lines all the way to prevent condensation from building up inside.
  2. Add fuel stabilizer and run the engine to circulate it through the fuel lines and the carburetor. While you're running it, it may also be a good idea to operate the gun to circulate the water through the pump.
  3. Pump clean water through the injector line to flush out any remaining cleaning detergents.
  4. Turn off the pressure washer and water flow, and press the trigger to clear out any remaining water.
  5. Disconnect and remove the hoses and clear any remaining water from the pump by pulling the start-cord until no more water spits out of the water pump.
  6. To help preserve the pump, you can use a pump saver, which screws into the water inlet. Models may vary by manufacturer, so be sure to follow the product instructions carefully.
  7. Store in a cool, dry place with sufficient protection from the elements.

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