Electric Pressure Washer Isn’t Working – How To Fix It?

If your electric pressure washer isn’t working, there are a few things you can do to fix it.

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Table of contents:
Electric pressure washer power issues
Pressure washer does not get water
Washer clogged and not spraying
Electric pressure washer troubleshooting guide
Pressure washer service manual
Electric pressure washer parts

An electrical pressure washer, sometimes known as a power washer or steam cleaner, is an electrical device that may be used for a wide range of cleaning tasks.

There are 4 main parts to an electrical pressure washer. The pump, electrical cord, water spray wand, and a water pressure hose that connects to the spray wand/trigger gun. These 4 components must be in working order for the pressure washer to work.

Common reasons and solutions to fix an electric pressure washer not working

Is the electric pressure washer receiving power?

Confirm that the electrical cord is connected to the outlet and that the electrical outlet is operational such as GFCI might be tripped on the electrical outlet. Reset the GFCI to get power to the pressure washer.

Inspect the electrical cord to see if the GFCI built into the cord is not tripped. Some electric pressure washers have a GCFI located near the end of the power plug. Press the button to reset the GFCI on the power cord to get your pressure washer electrical power.

A fuse is usually located in the GCFI area of the electric power washer power cord. If this fuse blows, the pressure washer will not get power. Check the fuse and be sure it is not blown. Replace the fuse if you find the fuse to be blown.

Check that the power ON/OFF switch on the pressure washer is turned to the ON position so the washer gets power and the pump turns on.

Is the electric pressure washer getting water?

Check and be sure the water supply is turned fully ON or OPEN and be sure there is enough water pressure going to the washer pressure for it to operate properly.

Look at the pressure hose water line and check it for kinks. A kink or bend in the spray wand pressure hose will cause the pressure washer to not spray water. Unkink the hose to fix the problem.

The water hose that connects to the electric pressure washer might be bent or kinked. Unkink the garden hose going from the water faucet to the pressure washer to get water to the washer. The pressure washer will not spray water if water cannot enter it.

The electric pressure washer is leaking water?

If water is leaking from the pressure washer, it may not have the water pressure needed to work as intended. Check all connections on the pressure washer. If connections are not tight, retighten them until the water leak stops. On some connections, some o-rings might be damaged and cause the leak. Replace any o-rings if needed.

Is the electric pressure washer clogged?

If water is not spraying out of the trigger gun, check the nozzle for debris. If the nozzle is clogged, use the needle tool to unclog it. Use another nozzle if needed as your washer should come with multiple spray nozzles in different colors.

If no water sprays from the spray gun, the unit you are using may have a water filter where the water trigger gun connects into. Check this area for a water filter and clean it to allow water to flow freely.

Electric pressure washer troubleshooting guide

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Need more electric pressure washer help?

If you need more help and guidance, you can check out or download this Electric pressure washer manual in PDF form. You can also watch the videos below to assist in fixing your electric pressure washer to get it working again.


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Need electric pressure washer parts?

Check for any type of part needed for your electric pressure washer, such as a new water hose, quick connection kits, new spray wand, and more.

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If the above electric pressure washer “how to” information has not fixed your pressure washer, please let us know the model number and the problem you are having in the comments below and we can help!


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