Whirlaway failure

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Smurf, May 30, 2014.

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  1. Smurf

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    Was at the start of a job so hooked up the whirlaway but could not figure out when I pressed the trigger no water was coming through. Went to change over to the lance to make sure water was getting through the washer ok but could not undo the hose because the line was pressurised. So had another look at the whirlaway thinking the trigger was knackered but seemed to be moving ok. I then looked to see if the jets were ok only to find one of them was blocked with what looked like a broken O ring sticking out of it.

    Now I was stuffed I thought as could not get any of the hose connections undone due to the line still being under pressure so thought this is a great start to the day.

    Anyhow to cut a long story short in the end I managed to unscrew the hose connector from the whirlaway but took most of my strength to get that sucker undone. Was a bloody good job it was a karcher screw type hose connection on that end or I would have been well and truly stuffed.:rolleyes:
     
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  2. johnny bravo

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    ohh happy days
     
  3. cheapncheerful

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    shi t happens...the strangest things occur for no apparent reason somedays...me been okay for a while ...my time will come....:eek: hopefully not for a while...did you shout why me.?...thats what i always do...

    and all the time the clock is ticking....
     
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    Know what you mean cnc, the turn thing on my tap snapped off today. I was going round with it in my teeth, ready to slot it on and turn the water off. Good job I bought a spare one.
     
  5. Smurf

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    Trigger seems to work fine just the jets were blocked.:rolleyes:

    Tonight I took them out and cleared the blockage, flushed water through the trigger to see the water flow clear on the jet bar then put the them back in (with new plumbers tape).

    Fingers crossed all fixed now & ready for tomorrow. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Smurf

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    Yep shite happens Tuffers :D

    Thought I better attempt to fix that one tonight or would be thrown in the garage with another broken one just gathering dust.

     
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    Will see what goes wrong tomorrow :laugh:

     
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    And I have got a greenhouse to erect from scratch tomorrow and the instructions are :turd: Deep joy :rolleyes:
     
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    Good luck with that one then
     
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