Tech Tips and Troubleshooting for
HOT WATER PRESSURE WASHERS
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instructions are intentionally basic. We provide this information hoping
they will assist you to get your hot water machine going. Servicing
a hot water pressure washer can be very dangerous if you don't know what you are
doing. If you are not trained beyond these basic procedures seek
on coils/burner assembly
the coil for soot build up.
A burner that is
improperly adjusted and has been blowing black smoke will
build up soot on the coils and insulation. One that is not
getting good ignition will get excessive soot to the point it will
if you have cleared up the initial problem you may continue to
have smoke problems or even a fire inside the burner.
it's only a small amount of soot on the coil you may find it clears
itself up after you have fixed the initial problem. Larger
amounts of soot will not only diminish the heat transfer but will
continue to smoke. There are products on the market such as
Red Devil that you add to your fuel to remove the soot. For
maximum efficiency of your burner it is suggested you add the
product on a regular basis. But, there is no substitute for
proper burner maintenance.
burner that has been running without enough air or improper
igniter setting can experience oil soaked insulation. If
this is the case you may see heavy black smoke and/or a
fire inside the chamber. In this case the insulation needs
to be replaced as no cleaning will get the oil out of the
insulation. If you let it burn, eventually the smoke will go
away but so will the insulation. Also, your neighbors or
authorities might have something to say about it!
SOME OF THESE OPERATIONS CAN BE
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT TRAINING IN THESE PROCEDURES, WE RECOMMEND YOU
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