Power Washers Generac Pressure Washer Hook up

Published on March 18th, 2015 | by Turner Anderson


Generac Pressure Washer Hook Up

You just bought a new Generac pressure washer and are ready for some high powered cleaning! But, do you know how to hook up your pressure washer correctly?

Hooking up your pressure washer incorrectly can cause injury to you or someone else, as well as increasing your cleaning time. Before starting your high powered cleaning job, take a few minutes to learn how to hook up your pressure washer properly.

Hooking Up Your Pressure Washer

1) Locate the Pressure Washer Pump Hook-ups

locate hook ups

The water inlet and high pressure hose attachment are located in the back of the pressure washer.

2) Attach Garden Hose to Water Inlet

attach garden hose

Turn knob to the left on the water inlet until the garden hose is attached to the pump.

3) Attach Lance to Spray Gun

attach lance to spray gun

Twist the lance onto the spray gun and tighten by hand.

4) Attach High Pressure Hose to Spray Gun

attach high pressure hose to spray gun

Twist the high pressure hose to the base of the spray gun and tighten by hand.

5) Attach High Pressure Hose to Pump

attach high pressure hose to pump

Twist the high pressure hose onto the pump outlet port and tighten.

6) Install Chemical Siphoning Tube

Soap Siphon

Insert the end of the siphon with the attached filter into the detergent bottle.

Detergent should only be applied with the Black Soap Application nozzle.

7) Attach Chemical Siphoning Tube to Pump

Soap Siphon to pump

Insert the other end of the chemical siphon tube to the chemical injection inlet located above the high pressure house outlet.

8) Check and Start

Check that all of your connections are tight. Then, start your pressure washer and check for any leaks.


Pressure washers can be a great tool in high powered cleaning and can cut your outdoor washing time in half. Learning how to hook your pressure washer up properly will reduce the risk of injury to you or someone else.

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