Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Homelike pressure washer


To crank the unit, the water must be on and you must squeeze the handle on the sprayer and allow water to flow thru the pump while you crank it.  When I connect the hose, turn on the water, and squeeze the handle, no water goes thru the unit. It's like something internally in the pump assembly is frozen shut and will not allow water to flow thru the machine. Any idea on the problem and the fix.

The link below provides a good description of the unloader valve along with some troubleshooting points.

I would start by dis-connecting the high pressure hose and wand.  Clean both the hose and wand with compressed air to make sure there is no dirt/debris in the wand.  We fix a lot of pressure washers by cleaning the hose/wand or by replacing the wand.

If you remove the hose, will the engine start easy?


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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