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  1. Yeah, I guess thats what I call it! ;) I think this poor guy was just in a little over his head and was REALLY trying hard to repair this machine. I should have taken some pictures of some of his hacked up handy work for entertainment.
  2. Ok all is well, This thing wasn't making sense, because the previous owner had worked a little bit of " Hill Billy" wiring magic in an attempt to troubleshoot this machine. Thanks to all who read!
  3. HI- I am troubleshooting a new machine I got today, its another 761ss.I now have 2. This machine will be a frame off restoration, as it has been totally basterdized by the former owner. Right now, out of the Subaru Robin 6hp engine there is 28V AC out of the engine into the voltage regulator, there is no voltage to the battery with the engine running. My other machine is about 14v to the battery with the engine running. I swapped the voltage regulator with the other machine, but there was no change. What should the output of the two yellow wires be out of the engine? The "isolation relay" should be opened and closed by the "rectifier" but if I have no voltage or the incorrect voltage out of the engine I am not getting anywhere. The other thing I dont understand is that if the engine puts out AC current shouldn't the battery charge off of the rectifier? I have never charged a DC battery with AC current! but the way it is wired, unless the regulator has a few diodes I dont see how this works. The schematic is the PDF down below: sc013ab26c.pdf
  4. Unloader Theory Pt2

    Just to double check according to my reading of the nozzle chart, I should be using a size 3.5 nozzle. So if I want a 15 degree fan, I would use a 15035. Correct? Or should I be using a 4?
  5. Alright- After some reading, I am revisiting this issue, the same issue I seemed to have with my last machine. This is a gas powered hot water machine, 2000 PSI at 2.5 GPM. I turn the water on at the spicket, walk over to the machine, and pull the recoil. The engine ALWAYS starts first pull and runs out great. The machine is at 2000 PSI according to my gauge. After about 20 seconds, I pull the trigger on the wand, and the engine dies. I restart the engine, and the engine dies after pulling the trigger again. After two to three more times, I restart it again and it seems to work ok, the pressure is at 2200 with the trigger gun closed and at 2000 with it open. (about 10% which the idea right?) Sometimes when the machine is running for the first time that day, the engine will bog down, with the trigger open and the pressure will go to almost ZERO. then slowly build back up, after 2-3 seconds. The machine will always work perfect after a few minutes of messing around. Sounds like I need an unloader right? Well, I am not so sure...... If the unloader holds the pressure with the trigger open at 2000 PSI, and unloads at 2200 PSI what could be wrong with it? After almost 3 years of having a pressure washer you would think I would understand these valves a little bit better. But I guess I don't.
  6. Hey thanks for the info! Its nice to understand how this stuff actually works. So many people own equipment, and haven't the foggiest idea how it works. Kyle
  7. Hi- Another Texan, well I think Childress Texas is north of Killeen. Otherwise I would offer a hand. Seems to me on an old Hotsy that I had, I had a Band adjustment as well as an igniter alignment issue. If you have an email I can send pics of what they should look like on a 120v burner, when aligned and cleaned.
  8. Hello all- my new 781SS is here, 6hp, 2000@2.5gpm. I had a small burner relight issue that seemed to be solved entirely by charging the battery. I want to understand a 12v burner a little bit better..... Does the igniter arc the ENTIRE time the burner is on? Or does it stop once it is lit? Can the engine recharge the battery on its own? Or must I plug the battery in every night after say, an hours use? Do all engines have an alternator to charge batteries built in? Is it run off of the magneto? I have seen some pressure washers with an automotive style alternator being belt driven. If only some engines have an alternator, if I want to change this engine out, how can I tell which replacement engines have an alternator? Thanks Guys! Kyle
  9. Landa Hot Water Pressure Washer

    SOLD! Thanks!
  10. My New Hotsy Machine

    Russ- Hey man, the pictures are up above in that link for download. I was able to get the unloader apart and clean it just like you had taught me a few years back. When I first started looking at this Hotsy unloader it looked as if it was a single piece, and it also had no external spring, so that was a bit confusing to me. But I was able to get it apart, and pull out that small bullet and clean it. Now it works fine. The adjustment spring is actually inside, and is very small. Kyle
  11. My New Hotsy Machine

    Heres the photos: MobileMe - iDisk Ill check into the epoxy for fuel tanks.
  12. Hot and mighty PW

    The Mi-T-M stuff has always seemed interesting to me.
  13. I picked up this machine here locally, and got what I think is a pretty good deal on it. This is a gas powered Hotsy, the model is a 781ss it is 3.0 GPM at 2000 and uses a Hawk pump. The question I have, is that the fuel tank for the burner has a small crack on the top and it needs to be replaced. The tank is held in place with 2 strips of metal banding. I don't have any of the banding and dont know where to get it. Is there a way to remove the bands and re-use them? I also need to clean out the unloader, as I think it sometimes goes into bypass while I am using the machine. But this unloader is different from the style that I am used to. It is all brass and is built onto the pump. Is there anything special I need to do with it? Thanks for the help guys! Kyle
  14. $999 220V near new, almost mint. email or call for more pictures. 612-290-7225
  15. Steam Combination Valve

    Hey Russ from Southside Equipment- I just hung up with you. Can you hook me up with a valve like the GP above to add to my order? I might need some support, but is 888-243-6506 still good? I think I may need a hose with a compression fitting to make this work. Will Call on the 16th.