I had a pressure cleaner for over a year. Last week was the first time I assemble it and try to use it. The power is on and water hose fitted to the equipment and the unit was producing some sound and seemed that it was ready to be used. When I pressed the trigger no water came out! I tried it a few times and waited for the unit to run for 20 seconds before pressing the trigger again. Still no water! Just wonder what could go wrong! Can someone help?
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I'll kick off with the first suggestion. On my pressure cleaner's nozzle, you can twist it to change the type of stream (from jet to mist spray and eventually off altogether). Could it be simply that the nozzle needed twisting?
Also, there is a short delay on mine between hitting the trigger for the first time and water coming out. How long did you hold the trigger for?
I hope members have some other suggestions for you.
What is the pressure washer brand and model number? Will help for diagnosing the problem.
If you can't work out what the problem is, just return it. If you bought it at Bunnings you could return it even if you don't have the receipt as long as you paid by credit card and have the credit card statement.
I bought it online. Its a Lenoxx. I searched its website and cannot even find they have electrical pressure cleaner!
During the weekend I reread the instructions and as you suggested I pushed a pin to clean the nozzle. I set up the unit to try the unit again. I turned on the tap when it was connecting to the unit using my garden hose. Even without turning on the unit, water came out from below the unit. Is it supposed to be like that? I have tightened the water suppy connecting the unit but it was still leaking. Is there a way to make the water supply tight sealed-both at the joint connecting the unit and my tap connection? Regardless I turned on the unit. Sound came out but before I can squeeze the trigger the unit stopped. I quickly turned it off. It might be a feature to protect the electrical pressure cleaner. I waited a few minutes before turning it on again. The same thing happened.
It seems to me that I might be able to get it working if I can water seal the water supply both at the tap and the connection to the unit. Can anyone suggest how it can be done?
It's not unusual for your hose fittings to leak if you have good water pressure and your trigger is off. Best thing to do is connect everything, hold down the trigger on your pressure cleaner, then turn on the tap. You should get water flow through the nozzle, albeit not at high pressure. Keep holding down the trigger, then turn on the power to the unit. Then you should be pressure spraying.
If that doesn't work, I would be returning the unit. The fact that they don't sell the unit anymore isn't a great sign....