Campbell hausfeld pressure washer troubleshooting

The troubleshooting system is created in order to correctly identify the cause of any malfunction of pressure washers Campbell Hausfeld and eliminate it in the shortest terms. It is presented below in tabular form for each model. In case of problems or not working (for instance due to no pressure) of equipment, contact the specified tables in order to assess the complexity of the necessary repair works. Tables are written in simple and comprehensible language. Even a layman can cope with their reading.

Campbell Hausfeld IN468300AV pressure washer troubleshooting

Campbell Hausfeld IN468300AV pressure washer is a powerful and reliable unit. It is designed for industrial and agricultural facilities such as shops, farms, stables, enclosures, public catering facilities, stencil screen printing factories, large-scale industry plants and etc. Campbell Hausfeld IN468300AV pressure washers are ETL approved. They meet UL Model CP5211 and CSA requirements. Their induction motor functions noiselessly and effectively.

SymptomPossible Cause(s)Corrective Action(s)
Pressure washer does not start up
1. Unit is pressurized1. Squeeze trigger on gun
2. GFCI has tripped2. Push reset button on
3. Plug is not well connected or electric socket is faulty3. plug Check plug, socket and fuses
4. Extension cord too long or wire size too small4. Remove extension cord
5. Main voltage supply too low5. Check that main supply voltage is adequate
6. Thermal safety switch has tripped6. Switch off unit and allow motor to cool down
Pump does not reach1. Water inlet filter is clogged1. Clean water inlet filter
necessary pressure2. Pump sucking air from 2. hose connections2. Check that connections and locking ring are properly tightened
3. Nozzle worn or not correct size
4. Unloader clogged or worn
5. Valves clogged or worn
Fluctuating1. Pump sucking in air1. Check that hoses and connections are tight
pressure2. Clogged nozzle2. Clean with tip cleaner
Motor stops1. Extension cord too long or wire size too small1. Remove extension cord
suddenly2. Thermal safety switch has tripped due to overheating2. Check that main supply voltage corresponds to specifications
No detergent suction1. Lance nozzle not in low pressure position1. Slide lance nozzle into low pressure position
2. Using high pressure extension hose or high pressure hose is too long2. Remove high pressure extension hose or use high pressure hose shorter than 25 feet
Unit begins to smokeOverheated, overloaded or damaged motor

Campbell Hausfeld PW2770 pressure washer troubleshooting

Campbell Hausfeld PW2770 pressure washers are pump gas ones. They are intended for use in industrial and agricultural sites. They are also perfect for owners of truck or car fleets. Their goal is not only car or truck wash, but washing around the house-fence, decks and terraces, other elements of the yard.

I SymptomPossible Cause(s) 
Engine will not start or is hard to startNo gasoline in fuel tank or carburetorFill the tank with fuel shut off valve. Check fuel line and carburetor
Low oilCheck oil level. Fill if necessary
Start/Stop switch in stop positionMove switch to start position
Water in gasoline or old fuelDrain fuel tank and carburetor. Use new fuel and dry spark plug
Dirty air cleaner filterRemove and dean or replace
Spark plug dirty, wrong gap or wrong typeClean, adjust the gap, or replace
Spray gun closedTrigger spray gun
Engine misses or lacks powerPartially plugged air cleaner filterRemove and dean or replace
Spark plug dirty, wrong gap or wrong typeClean, adjust the gap, or replace
Low pressure and/or pump runs roughWorn or wrong size tipReplace with tip of proper size
Inlet filter on pump cloggedClean. Check more frequently
Worn water seals, abrasives in water, or natural wearCheck filter. Replace water seals. See service center
Fouled or dirty inlet or discharge valvesClean inlet and discharge valve assemblies. Check filter
Restricted inletCheck garden hose, may be collapsed or kinked. Check inlet water flow
Worn inlet or discharge valvesReplace worn valves
Leaking high pressure hoseReplace high pressure hose
Pump drawing in airEnsure hoses and fittings are tight
Unloader valve seat faulty or wornCheck and replace
Water leakage from under pump manifoldWorn water seals
Water in pump crankcase (milky oil)
Humid air condensing inside crankcaseChange oil as specified in maintenance schedule
Oil seals leakingInstall new oil seals. See service center
Frequent or premature failure of the pump water seals
Scored damaged or worn plungersInstall new plungers. See service center
Abrasive material in the fluidInstall proper filtration on pump inlet plumbing
Inlet water temperature too highCheck water temperature; may not exceed 100° F.
Overpressurizing pumpDo not modify any factory set adjustments.
Excessive pressure due to partially plugged or damaged tipClean or replace tip.
Pump running too long without sprayingNever run pump more than 2 minutes without spraying
Pump running dryDo not run pump without water
Strong surging at the inlet and low pressureForeign particles in the inlet or discharge valve or worn inlet anchor discharge valvesClean or replace valves. See service center
Oil leakage between the engine and the pumpWorn oil seals and/or o-ringReplace oil seals and/or o-ring. See service center
Fluctuating pressureValve worn, dirty or stuckCheck and replace
Pump drawing in airEnsure hoses and fittings are tight Purge air from garden hose
Tip cloggedCheck or replace
Pressure drops after period of normal useWorn pump water sealsCheck and replace
Nozzle wornCheck and replace
Valve worn, dirty or stuckCheck, clean or replace
Unloader valve seat worn or dirtyCheck, clean or replace
Nozzle in low psi positionPull back nozzle to high pressure position