Power Washers Pressure Washer Pump Saver

Published on March 18th, 2015 | by Jacks


Pressure Washer Preservation

Often pressure washers are brought to us for repair of pressure problems. We have found that a lot of these problems could be eliminated with a little preventive maintenence.

We recommend the use of a "treatment" during periods of non use. (Non use = storage for a week or longer)This treatment should include unhooking and draining the hoses and wand. It should also include a chemical treatment in the pump. These products help to prevent deposits within the pump, they lubricate the seals and protect the pump from freezing. We sell and recommend the use of one of the following products.

Pump Saver PN 6039 this product comes in an aerosol can. Screw the fitting onto the pump inlet and push the top button until the treatment comes out the pressure hose connection.

Jack’s Safety Tips: Before servicing or repairing any power equipment, disconnect the spark plug and battery cables. Remember to wear appropriate safety glasses and gloves to protect against harmful chemicals and debris. View our Disclaimer.

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Jack's Small Engines has been providing parts for outdoor power equipment online since 1997. We also run a service center for outdoor power equipment like riding mowers, snow blowers, generators, chainsaws, and just about anything else.

4 Responses to Pressure Washer Preservation

  1. Tom says:

    My B & Stratton Elite Series model 01806 will not draw cleaner or detergent. Only sprays water.

    • Brandon says:


      Briggs & Stratton lists a few possible causes of this problem here. Make sure extensions and hoses are properly placed and that you’re using the proper setting that allows detergent to be used. Let us know if you find the problem. Good luck.

  2. jim amos says:

    my 3000 psi husqvarna power washer dies when activating wand

  3. Jonathan Ford says:

    My Briggs and Stratton 550 motor runs fine, but no pressure at all. It was working fine, then it started working intermittently, then no pressure at all. The motor’s running fine, but no pressure at all.
    How can I test to see if the water pump’s fine?


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