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What is the clear tube on my pressure washer?

The clear hose is the semi-soft pliable PVC (plastic) tubing that runs from the Y-connector that comes off the two cleaning tanks on the support handle down to the hose barb on the water pump.

Does it matter what hose you use for pressure washer?

We recommend using a replacement hose that can handle the pressure. The durable materials in these hoses will not kink and curl like a simple garden hose. There are four things you’ll need to consider when choosing your replacement hose: Length: This will help you decide how portable you’d like to be with your washer.

How does a soap injector work on a pressure washer?

When a chemical or soap nozzle is used, and the pressure is reduced below this point, the ball can lift from the seat inside the injector, and allow chemical to flow. The lower the pressure, the easier it is for the chemical to enter the water stream.

What is the plastic tube for on a Karcher pressure washer?

To draw water from a bucket or barrel you will want to use the Karcher suction tube, this is a plastic pipe that has a screw fitment on one end that attached to your pressure washer. The other end has a filter and can be dropped into the water be it a bucket, pond, barrel etc. Once dropped in you are ready to go.

Why won’t soap come out of my pressure washer?

Generally, if your pressure washer isn’t dispensing soap, it’s most likely because the water pressure is too high. This prevents correct suction and mixing. I recommend using a low-angle nozzle. Check the hose and tube for kinks and blockages.

Can you use flexible hose with pressure washer?

In most cases, you can use an expandable water hose with a pressure washer as long as it is from the water inlet to the pressure washer. However, the hose to the sprayer cannot be an expandable hose since it cannot support the necessary PSI of water pressure.

Can I put bleach in my pressure washer?

Never Use Bleach with Pressure Washers Bleach will corrode your pump’s seals and essentially render the pressure washer useless. For even better results, scrub the bleach away with a pressure washer brush.

Can a pressure washer suck from a bucket?

Pressure washer or power washer (Sometimes called water blasters) can suck water from anywhere and then shoot it out with high force (pressure). The pump determines the Gallons Per Minute (GPM) of a water blaster. The GPM is consistent and the only way to increase it is by replacing the current pump.

Can you power wash without a hose?

No Garden Hose Required The most obvious benefit of the Sun Joe portable pressure washer is that it’s totally cordless (or “tetherless”), making it easy to use virtually anywhere, even if there isn’t a water spigot nearby.