Craftsman pressure washer troubleshooting

If you will contact the service center every time during the breakage of the pressure washer, it will take a bite out of your wallet. But the repair of this device in most cases, you can do yourself. Look at the table of troubleshooting below, it will help to establish the operation of the device.

Craftsman 1750 pressure washer troubleshooting

FaultCauseRemedy
Engine will not start- Fuel tank emptyFill fuel tank Clean/replace air filter
- Dirty air filterDrain tank and refil tank with fresh, clean fuel
- Stale fuel
- Water in fuelConnect spark plug wire Replace spark plug
- Spark plug wire disconnected
- Bad spark plug
Unit does not come up to pressure- Pump is sucking airOpen water supply and check garden hose
- Strainer is blockedClean strainer
- Pump not bled to remove airStop engine, press trigger of gun, start engine and run unit while depressing trigger
- Flow regulation control is set to low pressureTurn control knob to high pressure
- Pump or relief valve defectiveHave unit repaired by authorized service
Water spray irregular- Nozzle cloggedClean nozzle
- Water supply inadequateCheck to see that water supply is on full force or use stationary water source.
- Relief valve incorrectly setHave unit repaired by authorized service
No intake of detergent- Nozzle in improper positionSet nozzle to low pressure position
- Detergent metering valve closedAdjust detergent metering valve to desired setting.
- Suction filter cloggedClean filter in suction nozzle Clean nozzle
- Nozzle clogged

Craftsman 580.7523 pressure washer troubleshooting

ProblemCauseCorrection
Pump has following problems: failure to produce pressure, erratic pressure, chattering, loss of pressure, low water volume.1. Low pressure spray tip installed.1. Replace with high pressure spray tip.
2. Water inlet is blocked.2. Clear inlet.
3. Inadequate water supply.3. Provide adequate water flow.
4. Inlet hose is kinked or leaking.4. Straighten inlet hose, patch leak.
5. Clogged inlet hose screen.5. Check and clean inlet hose screen.
6. Water supply is over 100°F.6. Provide cooler water supply.
7. High pressure hose is blocked or leaks.7. Clear blocks in outlet hose.
8. Spray gun leaks.8. Replace spray gun.
9. Spray tip is obstructed.9. Clean spray tip.
10. Pump is faulty.10. Contact local service facility.
Detergent falls to mix with spray.1. Detergent shut-off valve is in “Off" position.1. Rotate detergent shut-off valve to "On” position.
2. High pressure spray tip installed.2. Replace with low pressure spray tip.
Engine runs good at no-load but "bogs" when load is added.Engine speed is too slow.Move throttle control to FAST position. If engine still "bogs down", contact local service facility.
Engine will not start; or starts and runs rough.1. Low oil level.1. Fill crankcase to proper level.
2. Dirty air cleaner.2. Clean or replace air cleaner.
3. Out of fuel.3. Fill fuel tank.
4. Stale fuel.4. Drain fuel tank; fill with fresh fuel.
5. Spark plug wire not connected to spark plug.5. Connect wire to spark plug.
6. Bad spark plug.6. Replace spark plug.
7. Water in fuel.7. Drain fuel tank; fill with fresh fuel.
8. Excessively rich fuel mixture.8. Contact local service facility.
Engine shuts down during operation.Out of fuel.Fill fuel tank.
Engine lacks power.Dirty air filter.Replace air filter.

Craftsman 138.75275 pressure washer troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSESOLUTION
Motor will not start.On/Off switch is in the “OFF” position.Turn switch to the “ON”
Power cord is not plugged in.Plug in power cord.
Electrical outlet does not sup- ply adequate power.Try a different outlet.
Tripped pressure washer temperature breakerAllow to cool, and restart unit.
Tripped circuit breakerSwitch off pressure washer, squeeze trigger gun waiting for a steady flow of water emerge from spray nozzle, then turn on the unit. ( ensure when you turn on the unit, trigger gun is at "on” position).
Tripped CFCI plugPress “RESET” button on GFCL plug.
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.Turn power nozzle to high- pressure position.
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.
Unit does not reach high pressure.Diameter of garden hose is too small.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 deter- gent suction tube.Remove obstruction or replace detergent suction tube.
Nozzle is in high-pressure position.Turn nozzle tip to low-pressure position.
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.Broken o-ring or plastic insert.Call the Toll-Free Customer Help Line.
Pump is noisyPump is sucking airCheck 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 (up to 10 drops per minute is permissible).Loose fittings.Check that all fittings are tight.
Water seals are damaged or worn.Call the Toll-Free Customer Help Line.
Oil is drippingOil seals are damaged or worn.
Motor buzzes but fails to run.Supply voltage below mini- mum.Verify that only the pressure washer is running on this circuit.
System has residual pres- sure.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 and plug the unit directly into the outlet.
Pressure washer not used for long periods.Call the Toll-Free Customer Help Line.
Residual friction among components. Unit might hum.Disconnect water supply and power ON for 2 to 3 seconds, repeat couple times or until the motor starts.
Tripped circuit breakerSwitch off pressure washer, squeeze trigger gun waiting for a steady flow of water emerge from spray nozzle, then turn on the unit. ( ensure when you turn on the unit , trigger gun is at “on" position).
No WaterQuick connect assembly is attached in reverse.Verify that Inlet adapter is attached to machine’s water inlet and that the quick connect coupler is attached to garden hose.
Water supply is OFF.Turn ON water supply.
Kink in the garden hose.Remove kink in garden hose.

Craftsman 919.16225 pressure washer troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSECORRECTION
1. Doesn't a raw chemical/detergent like it should• Chemical control knob not open far enough or too far open• Open knob gradually until you achieve desired flow rate (2 [ A turns maximum)
• Chemical/detergent not thinned enough• Add water to thin the solution
• Chemical/detergent not proper type for suction use.• Use Sears special cleaner/degreaser
• Water control knob "ON"• Turn water control knob "OFF" Only air and chemical Control knobs should be “ON”
2. Sputters when spraying chemical/ detergent• Chemical control knob open too far• Close knob until sputter stops
3. Not enough spray force• Water and/or air pressure too low• Use Maximum water and air pressure available (not to exceed 175 psig)
• Water and air control knobs not fully open• Open both knobs fully
• Surface heavily soiled• Scrub surface with rag or sponge to loosen dirt then rinse with air and water control knobs "ON"
4. Chemical/detergent doesn't combine with water pressure inside of power washer• Power Washer is not designed to do this• To Wash or spray chemically use chemical and air control knobs ON only. To Rinse, use water and air control knobs ON only.

Craftsman 580.75133 pressure washer troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSECORRECTION
Pressure Washer will not start.1 No electrical power is available.1. Check cable, plug, power socket and fuse
2 Motor overheats.2 Press trigger of wand to relieve pressure on the unit.
Allow unit to cool for about 2 min It should run when you turn it ON again.
Length of extension cord is well beyond 66 feet
3. Low voltage3. Contact Sears Service Department
4. Trigger not open4 Open trigger
5. Electrical defect5 Contact Sears Sevice Department
Pressure Washer does not come up to pressure1. Spray gun is in low pressure mode.1. Adjust nozzle to high pressure mode.
2 Pump is sucking air.2 Water hose must be 1/2“ diameter Make sure water supply is ON. Make sure water supply is clean. Check all connections for leaks or blockage.
Turn OFF the unit, hold trigger in OPEN position to relieve pressure and allow air in line to escape With trigger still in OPEN position, turn ON the unit Repeat if necessary
3. Water filter clogged3. Clean filter.
4. Pump not bled to remove air4. Switch OFF washer, press trigger, switch ON washer while pressing trigger Repeat if necessary.
5. Pump is defective5. Contact Sears Service Department.
High pressure spray is irregular1 Nozzle or water supply is restricted. 1. Clean nozzle, check hose and screens.
2. Water supply inadequate.2. Turn ON water to full position. Operate washer in suction operation with open container.
No intake of cleaning agent.1. Wrong nozzle setting1 Adjust nozzle to low pressure mode
2. Nozzle clogged.2. Clean nozzle.
3. Detergent hose filter clogged.3. Clean filter in detergent hose.