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When to Change the Oil in Your Pressure Washer Pump

When to Change the Oil in Your Pressure Washer Pump

The water pump is essentially the heart of your pressure washer; without it, your machine can not operate. That’s why you need to take extra measures to ensure that it is in full working order.

Signs it Needs to be Changed

Most people who use a high-powered pressure washer describe the water as developing a milky color. If the water contains a lot of visibly loose particles mixed in, then you most likely have to change the oil in your pump. To do that, you’re going to need to purchase non-detergent oil. This type of oil prevents rusting and foaming. Never load your machine with used oil and always properly dispose of the old oil after each fill.

When You Should Change It

If you purchased a brand new pressure washer, it is recommended that you change the pump oil after 10 hours of operation. If you plan to use your machine frequently, you’ll want to do routine maintenance on it and change the oil at least every three months.

Preventative Maintenance

You can rinse your pump of contaminants by taking some preventative measures. This includes removing the wand from the spray gun and starting the engine. Let the water stream for a few minutes, then activate the safety latch and reattach the wand back in place.

If a problem should arise, you can call on North Texas Sales & Distribution to deliver you a replacement pump or help with preventative maintenance. Call us at 800-652-2864 today.

Electric vs. Gas-Powered Pressure Washers: What’s the Difference?

Electric vs. Gas-Powered Pressure Washers: What’s the Difference?

Do you know the differences between an electric and gas-powered pressure washer? No? Well, lucky for you, we do! A lot of people tend to opt for an electric pressure washer because they require very little maintenance. The downside of this is that they won’t last you for a decade. An electric pressure washer is… Continue Reading

Protect Your Investment at North Texas Sales & Distribution

Protect Your Investment at North Texas Sales & Distribution

How much does equipment downtime cost your company? Economists have been trying to tease out a simple answer to this question for decades. Even by the most conservative estimates, however, downtime costs companies a lot. In 2002, the electrical engineering and computer science department at UC Berkeley estimated that one hour of downtime could cost… Continue Reading

Essential Accessories for Your Hotsy Pressure Washer

Essential Accessories for Your Hotsy Pressure Washer

When you bought your Hotsy pressure washer, you already knew that you were getting an industry-leading piece of machinery renowned for its strength and reliability. What you may not have realized, however, is that by putting your trust in Hotsy you also gained access to a line of invaluable accessories to augment the functionality of… Continue Reading

Choosing the Right Detergent for the Job

Choosing the Right Detergent for the Job

Hotsy doesn’t just make powerful, reliable pressure washers; they also make a line of industrial strength detergents to cut through grease and grime as well. Hotsy’s super concentrated detergents are designed to increase the efficacy and efficiency of your pressure washer by providing it with the extra resources needed to remove even the most stubborn… Continue Reading

Hot or Cold: Which Pressure Washer is Right for You?

Hot or Cold: Which Pressure Washer is Right for You?

Pressure washing is a great way to clean soiled surfaces, equipment or structures. The forced jet of water is particularly useful in high and hard-to-reach areas. However, with both hot and cold-water washers on the market, which is best suited to your needs?   If you need to clean surfaces coated with dirt and mud,… Continue Reading