Briggs & Stratton pressure washer troubleshooting

The brand Briggs&Stratton is known worldwide primarily as a company that manufactures internal combustion engines. However, the company produces end-use products, including high pressure washers. Models of pressure washers Briggs & Stratton are designed primarily for heavy operating conditions in long mode. Consequently, breakages of pressure washers can happen. Then, please, refer to our troubleshooting table below and understand the problem easily.

Briggs & Stratton Electric pressure washer troubleshooting
Briggs & Stratton Factory reconditioned pressure washer troubleshooting

Briggs & Stratton Electric pressure washer troubleshooting

ProblemCauseCorrection
Pump has following problems: failure to produce pressure, erratic pressure, chattering, loss of pressure, low water volume.1. Low pressure spray tip installed.1. Replace with high pressure spray tip.
2. Water inlet is blocked.2. Clear inlet.
3. Inadequate water supply.3. Provide adequate water flow.
4. Inlet hose is kinked or leaking.4. Straighten inlet hose, patch leak.
5. Clogged inlet hose screen.5. Check and clean inlet hose screen.
6. Water supply is over 100°F (38°C).6. Provide cooler water supply.
7. High pressure hose is blocked or leaks.7. Clear blocks in outlet hose.
8. Spray gun leaks.8. Replace spray gun.
9. Spray tip is obstructed.9. Clean spray tip.
10. Pump is faulty.10. Contact local service facility.
Detergent fails to mix with spray.1. Detergent siphoning tube is not submerged.1. Insert detergent siphoning tube into detergent.
2. Detergent siphoning tube is clogged or cracked.2. Clean or replace detergent siphoning tube.
3. High pressure spray tip installed.3. Replace with low pressure spray tip.
4. Check ball stuck in detergent siphoning system.4. Unstuck check ball as described in Detergent Siphoning Check Ball.
Engine will not start; starts and runs rough or shuts down during operation.1. Engine rocker switch set to off (0) position.1. Set engine rocker switch to on (I) position.
2. Low oil level.2. Fill crankcase to proper level.
3. Dirty air cleaner.3. Clean or replace air cleaner.
4. Out of fuel.#*4. Fill fuel tank.
5. Stale fuel.5. Drain fuel tank; fill with fresh fuel.
6. Spark plug wire not connected to spark plug.6. Connect wire to spark plug.
7. Bad spark plug.7. Replace spark plug.
8. Water in fuel.8. Drain fuel tank; fill with fresh fuel.
9. Excessively rich fuel mixture.9. Contact local service facility.
Idle control not functioning.Idle control cable is loose.Contact local service facility.
Engine lacks power.Dirty air filter.Replace air filter.

Briggs & Stratton Factory reconditioned pressure washer troubleshooting

ProblemCauseCorrection
Pump has following problems:
• Failure to produce pressure
• Erratic pressure
• Chattering
• Loss of pressure
• Low water volume
1. Low pressure nozzle installed.1. Replace nozzle with high pressure nozzle.
2. Water inlet is blocked.2. Clear inlet.
3. Inadequate water supply.3. Provide adequate water flow.
4. Inlet hose is kinked or leaking.4. Straighten inlet hose, patch leak.
5. Clogged inlet hose strainer.5. Check and clean inlet hose strainer.
6. Water supply is over 100°F.6. Provide cooler water supply.
7. High pressure hose is blocked or leaks.7. Clear blocks in outlet hose.
8. Gun leaks.8. Replace gun.
9. Nozzle is obstructed.9. Clean nozzle.
10. Pump is faulty.10. Contact authorized service facility.
Detergent fails to mix with spray.1. Detergent siphoning tube is not submerged.1. Insert detergent siphoning tube into detergent.
2. Detergent siphoning tube is clogged or cracked.2. Clean or replace filter/detergent siphoning tube.
3. Dirty in-line filter.3. See Inspect In-Line Filter.
4. High pressure nozzle installed.4. Replace nozzle with low pressure nozzle.
5. Detergent shut-off valve is closed5. Open detergent shut-off valve.
Engine runs good at no-load but "bogs" when load is added.Engine speed is too slow.Move throttle control to FAST position. If engine still 'bogs down’, contact authorized service facility.
Pressure washer stops during operation.Out of fuel.Fill fuel tank.