The following method of winterizing is used at the
factory to protect pressure washers from freeze
damage. There is also a section on winterizing gas
engines and instructions on how to build a winterizing
bucket for machines without a float tank
If your pressure washer does not have a float tank, see section on building a winterizing bucket.
Use anti-freeze and attach other end of hose to a garden hose fitting on pressure washer to siphon wiper fluid through the machine. (If the pressure washer has a float tank add the solution into the float tank
Run machine until windshield solution exits discharge port of pump or coil. To ensure complete protection, also siphon wiper fluid solution into detergent line. Release spray gun trigger to allow solution to flow into bypass lines.
The final step, as an extra precaution, would be to purge all water lines with pressurized air. Insert an air valve stem into a 3/4″ male garden hose fitting and attach it to the hose swivel on machine.
Gas Engine Machines
Draining the Fuel Tank and Carburetor
WARNING: Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. You can be burned or seriously injured when handling fuel. Keep heat, sparks and flame away.
Handle fuel only outdoors.
Wipe up spills immediately.
1. Place an approved gasoline container below the carburetor and use a funnel to avoid spilling fuel.
2. Remove the carburetor drain bolt and sediment cup, then move the fuel valve lever to the ON position.
3. After all the fuel has drained into the container, reinstall the drain bolt and washer. Reinstall the sediment cup and o-ring. Tighten them securely
For More Tips And Procedures Follow This Link
Note: We prefer our customers to use Anti-Freeze over windshield wiper fluid. This prevents the user requiring 100% coverage to prevent system freezing.