Troy Bilt Pressure Washer Question

bankerjohn(8 NC)January 13, 2013

I just bought a used Troy Bilt pressure washer and downloaded the Owner's Manual from the internet ... but there are no instructions on the use of the "Pressure Control Knob". Based solely on it's name, it undoubtedly controls (+ or -) the output pressure ... but any information on when or how it may or should be used is nowhere to be found!

The washer is rated at 3,700 psi and 4 gpm with a 13hp Honda motor ... so it's pretty powerful. And I don't want to cut a hole in my vinyl siding!!

Anybody able to educate me?

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gator_rider2(z8 Ga.)

A pressure normal come in 1600 2500 4000 psi ranges for you Vinyl 1600. Cleaning harder 2500 taking paint off steel and cleaning steel along with having longer reach from end nozzle 4,000 psi.

In link below it help first time users as well one you have the distance from nozzle to surface to be clean is very important so want cause damage but get job done Every day use one you learn something new.

Here is a link that might be useful: Scroll to page 10

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 6:34PM
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tom_nwnj(z6 NJ)

If your siding is green, you might need to spray some very diluted clorox on first, with a pump sprayer. Have always heard never put clorox in a power washer.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 4:49AM
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baymee(LehighValleyPA)

It looks like something that would control the volume of the water. Why not make a note of its current position and open and close it with the wand hand valve fully open and spraying.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 7:16AM
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