How to start a gas-powered pressure washer

Pressure washers are nothing short of a blessing. It doesn’t matter if you have to use them for commercial purposes or need them for residential purposes; they are something that you cannot just let go of. And things get even more efficient and ecstatic when you use the gas-powered pressure washers. This is because gas-powered pressure washers provide their users with an infinite range of use, extreme mobility, and incomparable power. But there is often the question on how to start a gas pressure washer?

Knowing your Pressure Washer

Since these pressure washers are not bound with any cords or cables for power generation, you can literally take them anywhere. Even though these pressure washers have the drawback that they have movable parts and are kind of noisy, but the end result is the incomparable pressure power of the compressor.

These gas-powered washers can literally be used for cleaning and washing almost anything because these are immensely versatile in function. From pressure washing your car to pressure washing your wooden deck or even pressure washing your tiles… this one little wonder can do them all.

However, people often complain about being unable to use a pressure washer, especially the models that are powered by gas. And here we are to be your saviors from your wife’s wrath for not washing the deck or for messing up with the machine.

So now, let’s try starting a gas-powered pressure washer. However, before we actually start a pressure washer, we must make sure that all the attachable pieces and other parts are intact and not damaged because the risks of damage and injury are much higher when the washer is under operation.

Setting Things Up

At first, you have to make sure that the washer you have or want to use is on a flat surface and make sure that the water strainer is free of any debris and dirt. Now that you have made sure that the filter is in place, it is time to connect a regular garden hose to the strainer (also, be smart enough to connect the other end to the water supply).

For the second part, connect the main end of the high-pressure hose to the water outlet supply. And now, for the last part of the assembly, slide the plug on the bottom of the gun to the other end of the hose while making sure that the collar fits into its position.

Now you have to choose the nozzle that best suits the type of cleaning you are to do. Your choice of cleaning also depends on the surface you want to clean.

Now that we have all the things assembled, it is time to start the motor.

But wait, did you squeeze the trigger on the gun for releasing pressure so that water can enter? Worry not; you can still do it. Plus, we would also suggest you check your fuel and oil levels beforehand to avoid any inconvenience later.

And now is the time to put all this hard work into motion.

Getting things into Motion

Firstly, turn the fuel valve to the open position (duh!). I mean, how else are you actually going to supply power if this valve is off?

Now it is time to move the choke to the left or the open position; it depends on the model you have. The purpose of the choke is to literally choke the engine and restrict the entry of air in the combustion chamber. This enriches the fuel and air mixture, which significantly helps in starting the engine. This is often compared to giving a head start as well.

For the next step, you have to move the throttle to the left or the full-throttle position; again, it depends on the model of the pressure washer you have. And now you have to turn the engine switch to the ‘ON’ position.

The engine will rev, and when it does so, make sure you have held tightly on to the wand. Once the engine starts, release some pressure using the trigger on the wand, turn the choke off, and you are good to go. You have successfully started a gas pressure washer.

And when you are done with the cleaning, you must release all the built-in pressure by pressing the trigger and also remove all the water in the pipe as well.