1. What detergents can I use with my pressure washer?
Only detergents that are listed by the chemical manufacturer as designed for and safe for use in pressure washers. Specifically, all-purpose detergents and non-caustic detergents.
2. Can I use bleach in my pressure washer?
No! You should not use any household bleach with your machine. By using bleach, you will damage the seals and O-rings in the gun, wand, hoses, and pump.
3. What creates pressure in my pressure washer?
The nozzle is what creates the pressure, as well as the spray pattern of your pressure washer. If you have the incorrect nozzle, you may not get the full potential out of the machine. Always make sure that your pressure washer nozzle is clean and free of debris.
4. How do I know which nozzle to use?
Before cleaning, determine the best nozzle for the job. Each nozzle has a different spray pattern. The nozzle patterns are described as follows:
Red - 0˚ nozzle (for spot cleaning or hard-to-reach areas)
Yellow - 15˚ nozzle (for tough jobs)
Green - 25˚ nozzle (for all-purpose cleaning)
White - 40˚ nozzle (for gentle cleaning)
5. Why are my nozzles clogging?
Nozzles usually get clogged because some form of debris has passed through the system. When nozzles get clogged, it is necessary to remove the clog immediately. Clogs decrease the flow of pressure, which can cause a backup in the pump, ultimately causing damage and ruining the pump.
6. How should I change the quick-connect nozzle?
Never change nozzles without first locking the spray gun using the safety switch, and never point the spray lance at your face or at others. First, turn off both the water supply and the machine. Then, pull the lever of the spray gun to release any remaining pressure and water within the system. After that, engage the safety switch on the spray gun handle and refer to the user manual to change the nozzle.
7. How should I disassemble the accessories?
First, turn off the water supply and the machine. Then, pull the lever of the spray gun to release any remaining pressure and water within the system. After that, engage the safety switch on the spray gun handle and refer to the user manual to disassemble the spray gun or hose.
8. How do I repair a puncture in my pressure washer hose?
In some cases, you can’t. A pressure washer hose handles up to 8,000 PSI. If the hose has a puncture in it, you should buy a new one. Trying to repair the hose yourself could result in major injury or death upon your next usage of the machine. If the hose is excessively worn and the internal wire braids are exposed, it is best to remove the hose from service.
9. How far away from the surface that I am cleaning should I hold the nozzle?
This will depend on the surface being sprayed. If you are cleaning a sidewalk or cement, the industry average is about 6" (15 cm), though you can get closer, depending on the amount of dirt and grime. For houses, it is usually best to stand about 3 ft (90 cm) away, and slowly come closer to the surface, then stop when you reach a distance that removes the dirt, but not the paint.
10. What should I do if the machine is leaking?
Slight leakage from the machine’s pump is normal. If leakage increases, contact customer service.
11. If I have a hot water supply, can I run it through my pump?
All high-pressure washers (except for designated hot water system) should use cold water. The suitable temperature is 32-104 °F (0-40 °C).
12. Where is the best place to store my pressure washer?
Store your pressure washer in a clean, dry place that is well ventilated and away from open flames or sparks. If you plan to store your pressure washer in a shed or unheated garage, be sure to winterize it before the first frost. If you plan to store it in a basement, you should remove all gasoline from the engine.
13. When can I expect my order to arrive?
Order Processing Time: 1-2 business days
Delivery Time: 3-5 business days (Western U.S.), 7-10 business days (Eastern U.S.), 5-7 business days (Central U.S.); 7-10 business days (Europe and other regions).
14. Where do you ship to?
WestForce provides free shipping worldwide.