Simoniz pressure washer troubleshooting

Simoniz 039-8557-8 pressure washer troubleshooting

SymptomCauseSolution
Motor will not start.On/Off switch is in the "OFF" (0) position.Turn switch to the "ON" (|) position.
Power cord is not plugged in.Plug in power cord.
Extension cord is too long. Extension cord is not proper gauge. Extension cord is damaged.Replace extension cord with either a 25' (7.6 m) 14/3 gauge cord or a 50' (15 m) 14/3 gauge cord.
Electrical outlet does not supply adequate power.Try a different outlet.
Unit does not reach high pressure.Diameter of garden hose is too small.Replace with a 1" (25 mm) or 5/8" (16 mm) garden hose.
Water supply is restricted.Check garden hose for kinks, leaks and blockage.
Not enough water supply.Open water source fully.
Water inlet filter is clogged.Remove filter and rinse in warm water.
Power nozzle is in low- pressure position.Replace with desired high- pressure tip.
Pump is sucking air.Check that hoses and fittings are airtight. Turn off machine and purge pump by squeezing trigger gun until a steady flow of water emerges through the nozzle.
Output pressure varies high and low.Not enough inlet water supply.Turn water on fully. Check garden hose for kinks, leaks or blockage.
Pump is sucking air.Check that hoses and fittings are airtight. Turn off machine and purge pump by squeezing trigger gun until a steady flow of water emerges through the nozzle.
Water inlet filter is clogged.Remove filter and rinse with warm water.
Output pressure varies high and low (continued).Discharge nozzle is obstructed.Blow out or remove debris with a fine needle.
Calcified gun, hose or power nozzle.Run distilled vinegar through detergent tank.
Detergent is not working.Detergent container is empty.Add more detergent.
Detergent bottle or suction tube not properly connected.Check connections.
Detergent is too thick.Dilute detergent.
Filter on detergent suction tube is clogged.Run warm water through filter to remove build-up.
Damaged or clogged detergent suction tube.Remove obstruction or replace detergent suction tube.
Nozzle is in high-pressure position.Use low pressure (black) tip.
Discharge nozzle is obstructed.Blow out or remove debris with a fine needle.
Garden hose connection leaks.Loose fittings.Tighten fittings.
Missing/worn rubber washer.Insert new washer.
Spray wand, extension, or nozzle leaks.Spray nozzle not properly attached.Ensure quick-connect wand is attached securely.
Ensure spray tip is clicked in securely.
Broken O-ring or plastic insert.Call Toll-Free Hotline.
Pump is noisy.Pump is sucking air.Check that hoses and fittings are airtight. Turn off machine and purge pump by squeezing trigger gun until a steady flow of water emerges through the nozzle.
Water filter is clogged.Remove water filter and rinse in warm water.
Water leaks from pump lup to 70 drops per minute is permissible).Loose fittings.Check that all fittings are tight.
Water seals are damaged or worn.Call Toll-Free Hotline.
Oil is dripping.Oil seals are damaged or worn.Call Toll-Free Hotline.
Motor buzzes but fails to run.Supply voltage below minimum.Verify that only the pressure washer is running on this circuit.
System has residual pressure.Turn unit off, squeeze trigger on spray wand to release pressure, then turn unit on.
Voltage loss due to extension cord.Unplug any extension cords attached anc plug the unit directly into the outlet.
Pressure washer not used for long periods.Call Toll-Free Hotline.
Residual friction among components. Unit might hum.Disconnect water supply and power "ON" for 2 to 3 seconds, repeat a couple of times or until motor starts.
No water.Water inlet filter is clogged.Remove filter and rinse with warm water.
Water supply is off.Turn on water supply.
Kink in the garden hose.Remove kink in garden hose.

Simoniz 039-8578-4 pressure washer troubleshooting

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSESOLUTION
EngineEngine doesn’t start or difficult to startThe engine power switch is OFF (o) positionEnsure the switch is in ON (I) position
No fuelFill the fuel tank with regular gasoline
Low oil shut down sensor tripped to protect engine (not applicable to SKU#199-1010-8 2600 psi pressure washer)Add oil until it reaches minimum level on dip stick
Excess water pressure in pump or hoseRelease water pressure by squeezing trigger on gun
Choke lever not in right position1. When cold starting the engine, set the choke to CLOSE or OFF.
2. When warm starting, set the choke to OPEN or ON or try the middle position.
Clogged carburetorClean the carburetor. Refer to the instruction manual
Carbon build-up on spark plugClean the spark plug. Refer to the instruction manual
Incorrect starting methodUse correct starting method. Refer to the instruction manual
Engine stops after startingLow oil or no fuelCheck oil and fuel levels
Choke lever in Close positionMove the choke lever to Open position immediately after starting the engine
Engine lacks of powerClogged air filterClean or replace the air filter. Refer to the instruction manual
Clogged carburetorClean the carburetor. Refer to the instruction manual
Engine stops while moving or being tiledLow oil shut down sensor tripped to protect engine (not applicable to SKU#199-1010-8 2600 psi pressure washer)Do not tilt the machine past 15° when operating. Check oil level and ensure it is above the minimum level on the dip stick
Carburetor leaksCarburetor is cloggedClean the carburetor. Refer to the instruction manual
Starter rope doesn't recoilRecoil mechanism is brokenCALL Customer Service Toll-Free
Engine sounds abnormal or overloadedRPM too low (not applicable to SKU#199-1010-8 2600 psi pressure washer)Adjust throttle lever to Fast position
Clogged nozzleClean nozzle with tip cleaner
Pressure is too highCALL Customer Service Toll-Free
PumpNo pressure, low pressureNozzle tip not attachedAttach required nozzle tip
Water supply faucet closedTurn on faucet. Ensure there are no kinks or blockage in hose
Water supply pressure is lowEnsure faucet is fully opened. Check to make sure water supply is a minimum 30 psi, 4 GPM
Inlet water filter is cloggedClean the water filter. Refer to the instruction manual
Air in pumpSqueeze trigger to release the air in pump when the machine is running
The loaded RPM is not set to FAST (not applicable to SKU#199-1010-8 2600 psi pressure washer)Set RPM (Throttle lever) to FAST position
Clogged check valveCALL Customer Service Toll-Free
Damaged pumpCALL Customer Service Toll-Free
Pressure too highClogged nozzleClean nozzle with tip cleaner
Water or oil leaks out of PumpDamaged seal ringCALL Customer Service Toll-Free
Cold water keeps draining out of thermal relief valveDefective thermal relief valveCALL Customer Service Toll-Free
Accessories & ConnectionsNo intake of detergentThe detergent siphon tube is not connectedConnect detergent siphon tube properly. Refer to the instruction manual
Damaged detergent siphon tubeReplace the detergent siphon tube
Wrong nozzleUse black nozzle when applying detergent. Refer to the instruction manual
Detergent adjustment knob set to wrong positionCheck adjustment knob. Refer to the instruction manual
Clogged nozzleClean nozzle
Clogged pump detergent siphon fittingDetach the detergent siphon tube and clean the fitting with tip cleaner
Detergent is too thick. Clogged detergent filterUse only detergent approved for use with pressure washer
Only applies to SKU#199-1010-8 2600 psi pressure washerClean detergent filter
The trigger can't be squeezedSafety lock is not openOpen the safety lock. Refer to the instruction manual
There is water leakage at joints/connections on gun. hose and/or pumpDamaged seal ringChange with back-up O-ring or purchase accessory kit SKU#.039-8552-8 at local Canadian Tire Store®
High Pressure Hose can't be connected to pump or gunThe 0 rings are not lubricatedPut lubricating oil or water on the 0 rings

Simoniz 039-8593 pressure washer troubleshooting

SymptomCauseSolution
The engine does not start (or stops during operation).Low oil shutdown.Fill the engine with oil.
The engine switch is not in the ON position.Turn the switch to the ON position.
Pressure has built up in the pressure hose.Pull the trigger while starting.
The engine emits abnormal noises (it might be overloaded).The nozzle is partially blocked.Clean the nozzle with the provided needle or a paper clip.
Excessive pressure.Shorten the spring coil of the reflux valve.
The engine is running, but the pump will not build maximum pressure or has irregular pressure.The faucet is closed.Open the faucet.
The unit has been stored in freezing temperatures.Thaw out the unit completely, including hose, gun, and wand. If the machine still does not work, call the Simoniz toll-free number.
Inadequate water supply.Provide a minimum of4GPMat20 PSI.
The water inlet screen is clogged.Clean the screen.
Kink in the garden hose.Straighten the garden hose.
The wand tip is worn or damaged.Replace the wand.
Air in the pump.Let it run with the gun open and the wand removed until a steady stream of water is released.
The engine speed is not set to the maximum position.Set the throttle to the maximum position.
No intake of detergent.The injection tube is not securely inserted into the unitPush in the injetor fitting firmly.
The tube is cracked or split.Replace the tube.
Wrong nozzle.Switch to the low- pressure nozzle.
The injector dial is turned OFF.Turn it counter- clockwise.
The injection tube strainer is clogged.Clean the strainer.
The nozzle is blocked.Clean the nozzle.
The detergent injector is clogged.Dissolve it by running warm water.
The trigger will not move.The gun safety lock is engaged.Release the safety lock.
Water in the oil tank.High humidity.Change the oil more frequently.
Worn seals.Change the oil seals.
Noisy operation.Worn bearings.Change the bearings.
Air mixed with water.Check the inlet lines for restrictions and/ or proper sizing.
High temperatures in the oil tank.Wrong grade of oil.Use SAE10W-30 oil.
Improper amount of oil in the oil tank.Adjust the oil level to the recommended amount.
Rough/ pulsating operation with pressure drops.Inlet restriction.Check the system for blocks, air leaks, correctly sized inlet, and plumbing to the pump.
Air mixed with water.Check the inlet lines for restrictions and/ or proper sizing.

Simoniz SPD-220 pressure washer troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSECORRECTION
THE PRESSURE WASHER HAS OR WILL NOT MAINTAIN PRESSURE1. Excessive air in waterline and pump1. Turn unit and water supply off/ Bleed system/Hold trigger down
THE PRESSURE WASHER MAKES EXCESSIVE NOISE1. Air intake is blocked1. Check the intake valves
2. Valves are worn, dirty, or clogged2. Check, clean or replace valves
3. Filter is dirty3. Check, clean, or replace filter
THE MOTOR DOES NOT RUN CON- TINUOUSLY WHEN TRIGGER IS SQUEEZED/THE MOTOR BUZZES WHEN TURNED ON, BUT DOES NOT START1. Thermal safety valve has tripped1. Turn off and let cool
THE MOTOR STOPS RUNNING WHILE IN USE1. Net voltage lower than suggested1. Check that the voltage is adequate
WHEN THE SWITCH IS IN THE "ON" POSITION THE MACHINE WILL NOT START1. Electrical socket is faulty1. Check plug, socket, fuses
2. Voltage is inadequate2. Check that the voltage is adequate
3. GFCI trips3. Reset/Try another outlet
4. Thermal safety switch trips4. Turn off and let cool
5. Power cord is not plugged in5. Plug in power cord
THE PUMP DOES NOT REACH ADEQUATE PRESSURE OR FLUC- TUATES1. Water inlet filter is clogged1. Remove and clean filter
2. Pump is drawing air2. Tighten connections/bleed system
3. Suction valves are clogged/worn3. Clean or replace valves
4. Diameter of garden hose too small4. Replace with _ inch garden hose
5. Water supply is restricted5. Check hose for kinks or leaks
6. Insufficient water supply6. Fully open water source
UNIT WILL NOT DISPENSE SOAP1. Soap reservoir is empty1. Fill reservoir with Simoniz Pressure Washer solution
2. Fan Lance is not installed2. Remove Turbo Wand and attach Fan Lance
3. Fan Lance is not in detergent Dispensing mode3. Pull and twist slightly on the nozzle to get it to pop out

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