Sears Electric Pressure Washer

2 months 1 week ago #2155 by boris

My sears electric pressure washer won't run. After letting go of the trigger and the pressure switch shut it off, it won't turn on after pulling the trigger again. It's just dead. Anyone know where to look first? I did take the nozzle off to make sure the pressure was relieved.

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2 months 1 week ago #2157 by MTR-Admin

Thanks for the post Boris,

Was this issue resolved? I see you posted a reply in a previous post, wanted to make sure.

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2 months 1 week ago #2158 by boris

No, I fixed the first problem then this problem occurred.

Thanks,
Paul

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2 months 1 week ago #2171 by MTR-Admin

Boris,

I'd start with the power cord, GFCI and switch...check that there is continuity with unit unplugged between the power cord, switch and motor. If there is power to the motor but it still will not turn then check to make sure the pump is not locked up preventing the motor from turning. If the pump is free then there is a motor problem, i.e. brushes or a short. If the problem is more than minor (such as switch) then the unit is probably not worth repairing. It looks like the motor/pump assembly is not available and the power cord with GFCI is over $100.00 Small electric power washers are typically under $200.00

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3 weeks 3 days ago #2206 by boris

I finally got to pull it apart and found a stuck piston for the pressure switch. Thanks everyone for your help.

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3 weeks 3 days ago #2207 by MTR-Admin

That's great to hear Boris, glad you found the problem!

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