Kodiak pressure washer troubleshooting

If your budget is limited, the table of troubleshooting below will help you without specialized help of repair shops to perform repairs in the shortest possible time.

Kodiak KC3250GPC pressure washer troubleshooting

SymptomPossible CauseSolution
Engine will not start.No gasoline.Fill gas tank.
Oil level lowAdd oil
Engine throttle is not in correct position.Position throttle 1/3 of the way towards FAST position.
Choke in wrong position.Pull choke rod to CLOSED position for cold engine.
Excess pressure built up in the unit.Press gun trigger to discharge residual pressure
Engine running, but pump is not delivering maximum pressure.Water supply is restricted.Open water faucet to full force. Check garden hose for kinks, leaks and blockage.
Worn or broken engine key.See dealer
Diameter of garden hose is too small.Use a minimum 5/8' diameter garden hose
Water inlet screen clogged.Remove screen and clean
Nozzle obstructed.Clean nozzle
Spray nozzle is in low-pressure mode.Adjust the spray nozzle to the high-pressure position
Unit has been stored in freezing temperatures.Thaw out unit completely including hose, gun and wand.
Output pressure varies between high and low.Water supply is restricted.Open water faucet to full force. Check garden hose for kinks, leaks and blockage.
Pump is sucking air.Check that hoses and fittings are airtight.
Turn off machine and purge pump by squeezing gun trigger until a steady flow of water emerges through the nozzle.
Water inlet screen clogged.Remove screen and clean
Nozzle obstructed.Clean nozzle
Calcified gun, hose or spray lance.Run distilled vinegar through machine.
Leaks downstream of unloaderCheck for leaks downstream of the unloader valve. If no leaks, unloader may have to be sen/iced.
Garden hose connection leaks.Loose fittings.Tighten or replace fittings.
Missing or worn rubber washer.Insert new washer.
Gun/lance assembly or spray lance leaks.Spray lance not attached properly.Ensure the spray lance is connected properly. Hand tighten the connection.
Broken O-ring.Call Customer Sen/ice hotline to order a replacement O-ring.
No detergent.Black-coloured detergent nozzle not attached.Attach the black-coloured detergent nozzle
Adjustable detergent knob in closed position.Open adjustable detergent knob
Detergent suction tube not properly attached.Check connection.
Filter on detergent suction tube is clogged.Run warm water through filter to remove debris.
Detergent suction tube damaged or blockedRemove obstruction or replace detergent suction tube.
Nozzle obstructed.Clean nozzle
Detergent container empty.Replace detergent container.
Water leakingLoose fittings.Check that all fittings are tight.
Water or oil leaking from bottom of unit.Loose fittings.
A small amount of leakage is normal.If excessive leaking occurs, call Customer Service hotline.
Excessive leaking may indicate water seals damaged or worn.
Pump is noisy.Pump is sucking air.Check that hoses and fittings are airtight.
Turn off machine and purge pump by squeezing gun trigger until a steady flow of water emerges through the nozzle.
Trigger will not move.Gun safety-lock engaged.Release safety lock.

Kodiak KC2100EPC 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.Call the Toll-Free Customer Help Line.
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.