Husky pressure washer troubleshooting

Our table of troubleshooting will help you to save money on repairing of high-pressure cleaners of one of the leading manufacturers. But if self-repair is not successful, you will be able at least to estimate the possible cost of repairs.

Husky 2600 PSI pressure washer troubleshooting

PROBLEM OR CONCERNPOSSIBLE CAUSESOLUTION
Detergent is not dispensingThe suction tube located in the detergent spray bottle assembly has been disconnected or clogged.Remove the soap lance assembly from the detergent bottle. Make sure that the clear tube is properly connected to the soap lance. If it is not connected then reconnect it.
Detergent to Water ratioYour Powerwasher draws detergent at a 10:1 ratio. Most pressure washer detergents are generally concentrated within that range so minimal adjustment is required.
If you feel like you are using more detergent than is required for the application you can dilute it with regular tap water.
Detergent - What to useWe recommend that you use a cleaner which is specifically designed for power washers. There are different kinds available depending on the application. Check with your local Home Depot store for the product which is best suited for your needs.
Never use Bleach, Ammonia or Hot water in the unit.
Circuit breaker trips or Fuse blown in Fuse BoxCircuit overloadCheck that the circuit is rated at 15 amps or greater. Make sure the unit is plugged into a dedicated circuit.
Extension cord too long or wire gauge too smallUse proper extension cord as recommended in owner's manual.
Nozzle partially blockedClean Nozzle
Excessive pressureClean Nozzle
GFCI Plug installation GFCI Plug malfunctionFor instructions regarding the GFCI Plug installation or malfunction please email
Gun/Hose - Leaking waterGun/Hose will need to be replaced. Replacement parts are not available for the Gun/Hose..
Leaking Oil from PumpA small amount of leakage is normalIf leakage occurs please contact us directly
Leaking water from bottom of unitMachine Inlet connection is defectiveCheck the Machine Inlet at the back of the unit to ensure that water is not leaking from it. If the connection is leaking it will have to be replaced.
Leaking water from bottom of unitManifold Assembly is leaking waterRemove the front cover of the unit. If there is water leaking anywhere from the Manifold please
Pump housing is leaking water
Low pressureFaucet not fully open or unit is not receiving a full volume of waterOpen the faucet all the way.
Not building maximum pressureScreen Filter is cloggedClean the Screen filter
Irregular pressureGun or Hose failureReplace Gun and/or Hose.
Kink in the Garden Hose or Hose is wrapped on a storage wheelUnwrap the Garden Hose and lay it out flat to ensure that there are no kinks in the Hose.
Water leaking from either Hose or UnitStop water from leaking before using the unit or contact us if you need assistance.
Garden Hose length is too longShorten the length of the Garden Hose.
We recommend a maximum length of 25 to 50 feet for City water supply and 30 feet for Well water supply.
Clogged NozzleClean the Nozzle
No water coming out of WandGun/Hose Assembly is defectiveAttach the Gun/Hose to the front of the unit with no wand attached to the Gun.
Squeeze the trigger of the gun to ensure that water comes out of the front of the Gun at a rate equal to the Garden Hose. If no water comes out of the Gun, remove the gun and the hose to ensure that water flows out of the pump. If it does, the gun will need to be replaced.
Trigger will not moveGun Safety Lock in engagedRelease Safety Lock as instructed in Manual.
Unit will not startUnit is not turned onPress ON/OFF Switch into ON position.
Note: Unit will only start when trigger is depressed.Loose or disconnected PlugReconnect Plug.
Unit stops while operatingDefective GFCI PlugIf the GFCI does not work it will need to be replaced.
Extension Cord length or gauge incorrectUse proper Extension Cord
Gun trigger not operating properly
Defective GunRemove the Gun and Hose assembly from the front of the unit. Aim water stream away from electric source and switch the unit into the ON position. If the unit starts and water comes out of the front, the Gun may need to be replaced.

Husky 3000 PSI pressure washer troubleshooting

PROBLEM OR CONCERNPOSSIBLE CAUSESOLUTION
Detergent LeakDisconnected or Kinked Deter- gent Pick up TubeRemove the front cover of the unit and check if the clear tube is still properly attached or kinked. If it is not attached then reconnect it or unkink it.
Reservoir Tank won't hold DetergentChemical Tank Nipple BrokenThe Chemical Tank Nipple is attached to the inside wall of the Reservoir Tank.
Detergent is not dispensingIncorrect wand is attached to the GunMake sure that the Adjustable wand is attached to the Gun. Detergent will not dispense with the Turbo Wand or at the high pressure setting.
Wand is not set the low pressure settingHold the shaft of the Wand in one hand and turn the gray dial all the way clockwise with the other hand. If the dial is left even slightly in the counter- cockwise direction it will not dispense detergent.
Nozzle is clogged with debrisTurn the Nozzle Head until the two metal blades move apart completely. Straighten out a paper clip and insert it into the tip of the Nozzle. Back flush the Nozzle with water
Detergent to Water ratioYour Powerwasher draws detergent at a 10:1 ratio. Most pressure washer detergents are gene- rally concentrated within that range so minimal adjustment is required. If you feel like you are using more detergent than is required for the application you can dilute it with regular tap water.
Detergent - What to useWe recommend that you use a cleaner which is specifically designed for power washers. There are different kinds available depending on the application. Check with your local Home Depot store for the product which is best suited for your needs.
Never use Bleach, Ammonia or Hot water in the unit.
Detergent Tank fills up with waterDetergent Suction Assembly (the part which the High Pressure hose connects to) is defectiveThe part will have to be replaced..
Circuit breaker trips or Fuse blown in Fuse BoxCircuit overloadCheck that the circuit is rated at 15 amps or greater. Make sure the unit is plugged into a dedicated circuit.
Extension cord too long or wire size too smallUse proper extension cord as recommended in owner's manual.
Nozzle partially blockedClean Nozzle
Excessive pressureClean Nozzle
Gun/Hose - Leaking waterGun/Hose will need to be replaced. Replacement parts are not available for the Gun/Hose..
Leaking Oil from PumpA small amount of leakage is normal.
Leaking water from bottom of unitMachine Inlet connection is defectiveCheck the Machine Inlet at the front of the unit to ensure that water is not leaking from it. If the connection is leaking it will have to be replaced.
Pump housing is leaking water
Low pressureFaucet not fully open or unit is not receiving a full volume of waterOpen the faucet all the way.
Not building maximum Pres- sureScreen Filter is cloggedClean the Screen filter
Irregular PressureGun or Hose failureReplace Gun and/or Hose.
Kink in the Garden Hose or Hose is wrapped on a storage wheelUnwrap the Garden Hose and lay it out flat to ensure that there are no kinks in the Hose.
Water leaking from either Hose or UnitStop water from leaking before using the unit or contact us if you need assistance.
Garden Hose length is too longShorten the length of the Garden Hose.
Clogged NozzleClean the Nozzle
Air in PumpLet Pressure washer run with Gun trigger depressed and Wand removed until a steady stream of water is released.
No Wand attached to the front of the GunAttach either the Turbo or Adjustable Wand to the front of the Gun. (High Pressure is created with the Wand and not the Gun).
No water coming out of WandClogged NozzleClean Nozzle
Quick Connect is attached in- correctlyTo Attach Quick Connect properly, keep the outer collar of the Quick Connect held back while sliding the Quick Connect all the way forward against the Inlet Nipple and then release the collar to lock it into place. (The collar is spring loaded so if it is released too soon it will not lock into place).
Screen Filter is cloggedClean the Sceen filter
Trigger will not moveGun Safety Lock is engagedRelease Safety Lock as instructed in Manual.
Unit will not startUnit is not turned onPress ON/OFF Switch into ON position.
Note: Unit will only start when trigger is depressed.Loose or disconnected PlugReconnect Plug.
Unit stops while operatingDefective GFCI PlugPerform GFCI reset procedure as instructed in Section 2.0. If the Plug does not reset it will need to be replaced.
Extension Cord length or gauge incorrectUse proper Extension Cord
Gun trigger not operating properly
Defective GunRemove the Gun and Hose assembly from the front of the unit. Aim water stream away from electric source and switch the unit into the ON position. If the unit starts and water comes out of me front, the Gun may need to be replaced.
Tripped Pressure washer Thermal SwitchAllow to cool and restart unit.
Defective ON/OFF Switch
Wand - AttachingTo attach the Wand apply some moderate downward pressure on the Wand (In the direction of the trigger) while simultaneously twisting the wand a 1 /4 of a turn clockwise. It may help if you set the gun vertically on a flat surface with the wand pointing upwards. The two tabs on the end of the WancT must slide all the way in before the Wand will twist and lock. If this does not work remove the o-ring from the end of the wand and attach it without foe orina. If the wand attaches, you will need to replace the oring.
Wand - RemovingRelease the back pressure in the Gun/Hose. Re- move the Garden Hose from the unit and squeeze the trigger of the Gun. Apply some moderate downward pressure on the Wand (In the direction of the trigger) while simultaneously twisting the wand a 1/4 of a turn counterclockwise. (It may help if you set the gun vertically on a flat surface with the Wand pointing upwards).
Wand - Gray collar won't turn/won't adjust to low/ high pressureTo turn the gray collar, hold the Wand horizontally in both hands. Hold the collar firmly in one hand and the shaft of the Wand in the other hand. It works best if you grab the shaft by the "beehive" shaped portion at the bottom of the Wand. Sometimes the gray collar gets tightened down too far and needs some extra force to move it.

Husky 1800 electric pressure washer troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSECORRECTION
Motor will not start or stops while operatingGFCI tripped or not resetTurn off unit. Press GFCI reset button firmly after it has been connected to the electrical supply
Circuit breaker tripped or fuse blown in circuit fuse boxDisconnect all other loads on the same circuit and reset circuit breaker or replace fuse
Loose or disconnected plugReconnect plug
Tripped pressure washer circuit breakerAllow to cool and restart unit
Circuit breaker trips or fuse blown in fuse boxCircuit OverloadCheck that the circuit is rated 15 amps or greater. Disconnect all loads on the circuit
Extension cord too long or wire size too smallUse proper extension cord as recommended in Operator's Manual
Nozzle partially blocked Excessive pressureClean nozzle
Reduce pressure by using pressure adjustment knob
GFCI trips repeatedlyincorrect voltage internal short
Call Customer Service Department
Water or oil leaking from bottom of pumpA small amount of leakage is normalIf excessive leaking occurs call Powerwasher FAfP Customer Service Department
Pressure increases when gun is closedBypass valve not operating properlyCall Customer Service Department
Motor running but pump not building maximum pressure or has irregular pressureFaucet closedOpen faucet
Unit has been stored in freezing temperaturesThaw out unit completely including hose, gun and wand
Water inlet screen clogged Air in pumpClean screen
Adjustable pressure knob not set to maximum positionLet pressure washer run with gun open and wand removed until steady stream of water is released
Suction or discharge valves clogged or worn outSet to maximum position.
By-pass valve not operating effectivelyCall Powerwasher FAIP Customer Service Department
Call Customer Service Department
No intake of chemicalsinjection tube not securely inserted into pressure washerPush firmly into machine Replace tubing
Tube cracked or splitSwitch nozzle to low pressure Clean nozzle.
Wrong Nozzle settingDissolve by running warm water through the injection tube
Nozzle blocked injection tube strainer clogged
Dried chemicals in injector
Trigger will not moveGun safety lock engagedRelease safety lock

Husky HU80530 pressure washer troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSESOLUTION
Engine fails to start1. No fuel in tank1. Fill tank
2. Spark plug shorted or fouled2. Replace spark plug
3. Spark plug is broken (cracked porcelain or electrodes broken)3. Replace spark plug
4. Ignition lead wire shorted, broken, or disconnected from spark plug4. Replace lead wire or attach to spark plug
5. Ignition inoperative5. Contact authorized service center
Engine hard to start1. Water in gasoline1. Drain entire system and refill with fresh fuel
2. Weak spark at spark plug2. Contact authorized service center
Engine lacks power1. Dirty air filter1. Clean or replace air filter
Detergent fails to mix with spray1. Detergent injection hose is not properly submerged1. Insert injection hose into detergent storage bucket
2. High pressure nozzle attached2. Use low pressure nozzle (black) to apply detergent
Pump doesn’t produce pressure1. Low pressure nozzle installed1. Replace with high pressure nozzle
2. Inadequate water supply2. Provide adequate water flow
3. Spray wand leaks3. Check connections and / or replace wand
4. Nozzle is clogged4. Clean nozzle
5. Pump is faulty5. Contact authorized service center
6. Air in line6. Squeeze trigger on spray wand to remove air from line