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How to winterize an electric and gas pressure washer

Winter conditions can wreak havoc on the internal components of electric and gas pressure washers if they are not stored properly. Want to winterize your electric or gas pressure washer? Don’t worry –you’ve got this.

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10 STEPS
 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

STEP 1

Empty detergent

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STEP 2

Place the detergent hose into the container to drain leftover detergents

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STEP 3

Reconnect the hose and fill the detergent tank with water

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STEP 4

Flush until the tank is empty

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STEP 5

Use fuel stabilizer

For gas pressure washers, you’ll want to protect the fuel system. You can use a fuel stabilizer solution to prevent fuel from becoming stale when stored. 

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STEP 6

Run the machine for 2 minutes

This will circulate the stabilizer throughout the fuel system.

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STEP 7

Turn the pressure washer off

Make sure the pressure washer is turned off and disconnected from the water source. Confirm water is not left in the unit by engaging the trigger on the gun. 

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STEP 8

Connect the pump saver hose to the pump inlet and press the pump saver button

Pressing the pump saver knob releases the antifreeze content. Keep pressing until the fluid exits the pump outlet.

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STEP 9

Wind hoses properly to prevent kinking

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STEP 10

Store your pressure washer in your garage or shed and cover it with a tarp

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