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I have a Ridgid gas pressure washer 3000PSI Model RD80704

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I have a Ridgid gas pressure washer 3000PSI Model RD80704 with a Cat pump Model 3GXT27. It will not draw soap when the soap nozzle is on but when the nozzle is removed it does. I have replaced the chemical injector and the nozzle but I get the same problem. Any ideas??
JA: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?
Customer: Give me few minutes!!OK n
JA: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes but I need about 10 minutes
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 3 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** me review the issue, and I will be more than happy to help resolve it as quickly as possible. I will return in under 5 minutes

Expert:  JON replied 3 months ago.

check all these and let me know please

Possible causes for lack of cleaning detergent siphoning include:

  • Chemical hose placed on improper port -
    Check clear hose placement.
  • Pressure washer is not set to low pressure -
    Make sure you are using the proper soap siphon setting or nozzle. Refer to operator's manual for correct application.
  • Extension is being used on the high pressure hose -
    Remove any extension on high pressure hose
  • Water supply inlet pressure too high -
    Slowly close the water supply valve while spraying the soap nozzle until suds are visible.