You will expend so much energy cussing it, you might even have a
I'm warning you. It is designed by unethical ghouls with a pump
guaranteed to fail within 10 hours of use, wheels guaranteed to fall
off the axles, and an engine warranted to take at least 20 minutes to
start. The pump, an engineering nightmare, has got to be made by
neanderthal knuckledraggers who are ex-Yugo factory workers in
If you want your patience exhausted, your time wasted, your
frustrations so yanked and shaken to the point of such utter despair
that it almost breaks your heart-- in short, if you're a masochist ---
then buy one.
Fascism should rightly be
called corporatism, as it is
the merger of state and
-- Benito Mussolini
Not sure about that model but on many, failure to turn on the water and
flush some through before powering the compressor can cause all sorts of
problems with the pressure switch. Some of these are very particular about
the turn on sequence. My experience is with electric models though.
I have one myself, though I do have a problem with it, it seems to always
run out of gas right before I finish the job! I have a Craftsman clean and
carry, small lightweight and rather inexpensive. Thats what I use for my
deck washing business, last year I did about 80 decks and this srping I hope
to have those and more, still the same clean and carry. Hasn't failed me
yet! BTW, I own many MANY craftsman products, I bouhgt that damn extended
warranty on most of the expensive purchases, well they took my money on
those deals, the only two that I had a call into Sears for was my washer and
my table saw, both of those calls were for routine yearly checks! I gotta
stop buyin those warrantys, then maybe something will break!
On 21 Mar 2006 12:49:42 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've had one for over ten years. It usually starts on the first or
second pull and works well. Go figure. Actually, I have two, the
second being given to me by a friend who had problems with it. After
replacing the spark plug and running some carb cleaner through it,
this one works fine too and usually starts on the first or second
Just any cheap automotive stuff from KMart. You'll find it as
"carburetor cleaner" or "fuel Injector cleaner".
Using carb cleaner is usually a one time thing. Very rarely is it
necessary to do unless a small engine was previously neglected and the
carburetor varnished up when the gas dried out.
Have had probs with mine too...but nowhere near the extreme that you
seem to have had.
Main aggravation is tech support....it seems to be close to zero.
Hard starting is p[rob but not a big one... I can deal with that...the
pump (not the gasolene engine )cycling off and on is more
aggravating...really get irritated at the fact that the mechanism for
adding soap or whatever to water from hose has never worked...local
store nor tech support seem to have no idea of how to remedy
that....nor have posts in the past on here on this topic gotten me any
help either...all that said it is still superior to the electric ones
(think thery were Karchers) that I previously had.
Except their tools. I had a very old Craftsman pocket knife where the
blade broke because of my doing something I should not have. I asked if
I could get a replacement. Since they no longer carried that model the
salesman told me to take my pick of any knife in the display.
I am not a fan of the Craftsman brand. Back in the day when Sears was
one of the few suppliers around it may have been OK. But now that they
have competition they just put their name on machines which are
manufactured by the lowest bidder. Yes their hand tools have a good
warranty but this is not a hand tool.
I like to buy my stuff from my local independent dealer who will sell
you a machine they are familiar with. They also have experience with
which machines are the most reliable. that way when the inevitable
goes wrong you can take it there and they may even remember you!
I have found my local rental store to be a good place to buy new gear.
They may not have much on the showroom or the cheapest prices but they
will get you anything and they have a serious service department. When
you buy one of those machines online or from the big box you are pretty
much on your own with it.
i picked up 3 5hp sears pressure washer with vertical shaft engine on
garbage day in the rich hood. they all had bad gas clogging up the
carb.one had a broken clip area on the pump that holds pressure releife
valve in.i put a pipe plug in it so it has to be started and run with
the wand on or it will kill the engine..but hey, i cant complain getting
them for free. i have a 5.5 red honda with a cat pump that is great, but
i winterized it and am using the free ones till they give out... lucas
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