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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Service manager and technician for all brands of engines with 40 + years of experience.
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I have a KEW Hobby 1500 Pressure Washer. Water goes in, motor

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I have a KEW Hobby 1500 Pressure Washer. Water goes in, motor is running but no water exiting the jet, is it likely to be a Faulty Hose or in the boby of the machine
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Water should run through the unit, as soon as supply is turned on!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Have you removed the outlet hose to eliminate it?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
If so, the internal manifold is plugged! Assuming the inlet screen is not plugged!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

To confirm I have running water into the housing, without the hose coupled up I have the flow of water through the unit.

If I connect the hose the switch on the hose does not work, though the motor is switched on.

Is it therefore the switch on the lance? at fault

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Does the switch have voltage?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

This section of your reply not understood

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I took it to be a manual not Electric switch.

Incorrect??

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, I meant the on/off switch, but you say motor is running. So is the trigger opening the valve?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No function from the trigger valve. Could that be where the fault lies?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Do you have water to the valve? If so, the valve is plugged.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I will be trying once again on Oct 1st, when I can get to my workshop in my wheelchair, will advise further then.

David N/

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
OK, thanks.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Rebuilt the lever switch on the lance, all seems good now. Thanks

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Good job! Please rate to close.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

First class job to a rather organised 80 year old. Thank you

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Please rate to close or I don't get paid.