Task Force pressure washer troubleshooting

If the pressure washer is broken, it is not necessary to buy a new one, perhaps by reading the table of troubleshooting, you will be able to repair the device yourself, it will save you from the additional costs of buying a new one.

Task Force ZE04 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 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 Customer Help Line.
Oil is drippingOil seals are damaged or worn.Call the 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 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.

Task Force TF2500 pressure washer troubleshooting

ProblemCauseCorrection
Engine will not start 1. No fuel1. Add fuel.
2. Pressure builds up after two pulls on the recoil starter or after initial use.2. Squeeze gun trigger to relieve pressure.
3. Choke lever in the “No Choke” position.3. Move choke to the “Choke” position.
4. Spark plug wire not attached.4. Attach spark plug wire.
5. Engine ON/OFF switch in OFF position.5. Place engine ON/OFF switch in ON position.
6. Choke lever in the “Choke” position on a “hot” engine or an engine that has been exposed to thermal heat for a long period of time.6. Move choke to the “No Choke” position.
No or low pressure (initial use)1. High pressure nozzle is not installed.1. Check and replace.
2. Low water supply.2. Water supply must be at least 5 GPM @ 20 PSI.
3. Leak at high pressure hose fitting.3. Repair leak. Apply sealant tape if necessary.
4. Nozzle obstructed.4. Check and replace.
5. Water filter screen clogged.5. Remove and clean filter.
6. Air in hose.6. Turn off the engine, then the water source. Disconnect the water source from the pump inlet and turn the water source on to remove all air from hose. When there is a steady stream of water present, turn water source off. Re-connect water source to pump inlet and turn on water source. Squeeze trigger to remove remaining water.
7. Choke lever in the “Choke” position.7. Move choke to the “No Choke” position.
8. High pressure hose is too long.8. Use high pressure hose under 100 feet.
Will not draw chemicals1. Low pressure soap nozzle not installed.1. Check and replace.
2. Chemical filter clogged.2. Clean filter.
3. Chemical screen not in cleaning solution.3. Make sure end of chemical hose is fully sub- merged into cleaning solution.
4. Chemical too thick.4. Dilute chemical. Chemical should be in the same consistency as water.
5. Pressure hose too long.5. Lengthen water supply hose instead of high pressure hose.
6. Chemical build up in chemical injector.6. Have parts cleaned or replaced by AWSC.
No or low pressure (after period of normal use)1. Worn seal or packing.1. Have replaced by AWSC.
2. Worn or obstructed valves.2. Have replaced by AWSC.
3. Warn unloaded piston.3. Have replaced by AWSC.
Water leaking at gun/spray wand connection1. Worn or broken O-ring.1. Check and replace.
2. Loose hose connection.2. Tighten.
Water leaking at pump1. Loose connections.1. Tighten.
2. Piston packing worn.2. Have replaced by AWSC.
3. Worn or broken O-rings.3. Have replaced by AWSC.
4. Pump head or tubes damaged from freezing.4. Have replaced by AWSC.
Pump Pulsates1. Nozzle obstructed.1. Check and replace.

Task Force TF2000 pressure washer troubleshooting

PROBLEMPOSSIBLE CAUSECORRECTION
Motor will not start or stops while operating.Defective GFCI.Perform GFCI reset procedure.
Extension cord length or gauge incorrect.Use proper extension cord.
Loose or disconnected plug.Reconnect plug.
Tripped pressure washer thermal switch.Allow to cool and restart unit.
Spray Gun Trigger not operating properly.Call Customer Service.
Defective gun.Remove gun, aim water stream away from electrical source, and press ON. If machine starts, replace gun assembly by contacting Customer Service.
Circuit breaker trips or fuse blown in fuse box.Circuit overload.Check that the circuit is rated 15 amps or greater.
Extension cord too long or wire size too small.Use proper extension cord
Nozzle partially blocked.Clean nozzle
Excessive pressure.Clean nozzle
Water or oil leaking from bottom of pump.A small amount of leakage is normal.If excessive leaking occurs, call Customer Service.
Trigger will not move.Spray gun safety lock engaged.Release safety lock.
Unit will not stop when trigger is released.Spray gun trigger system not operating properly.Call Customer Service.
Motor running but pump not building maximum pressure or has irregular pressureFaucet closed.Open faucet.
Water inlet screen clogged.Clean screen.
Gun and hose failure.Replace gun and hose.
Kink in garden hose.Straighten hose.
Wand nozzle worn out.Replace spray wand.
Air in pump.Let pressure washer run with gun open and wand removed until steady stream of water is released.
Clogged nozzle.Clean nozzle.