Properly storing your pressure washer will keep it running for many years. These simple steps will reduce expensive maintenance costs, and lengthen the life of the washer.
When storing your pressure washer during the winter, follow these steps:
This will vary depending on how well your pressure washer was put away at the end of last season. If you cleaned it, used a pump preserver and stored it nicely, spring cleaning should be a breeze. If you just hosed it off and put it in the garage you will probably have some work to do. If you didn't clean it at all and just threw it in the shed you may be buying some parts or a new pump if it was exposed to freezing. If that is the case you should probably take it to a local authorized repair center such as Portland Compressor for thorough cleaning and likely repair.
All you should have to do is clean-out the pump preserver! Do this just prior to first use of the season as you don't want to leave your pump vulnerable.
Check your washer throughout to ensure that the machine is not rusted, does not have cracks, and that there is no debris in the gas tank.
If there are any imperfections, bring the washer into your local service center. Although there might be a cost for the service, it is minimal compared to what it might cost for a new pump or engine for your washer if you have a faulty start-up.