Surface Cleaner Troubleshooting

How to Troubleshoot Surface Cleaners

Surface cleaners are effective tools for cleaning large flat surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, and decks. If you're experiencing issues with your surface cleaner, follow these troubleshooting steps:

  1. Low Pressure/Bar Not Spinning Quickly:

    • Check for clogged tips: Ensure that all tips are clear and clean. Clogged tips can restrict water flow and reduce the spinning speed of the bar. Clean or replace any clogged tips.
    • Verify correct tip selection: Ensure that you have the correct tips installed for your specific surface cleaner model. Incorrect tip sizes or types can affect the performance. Refer to the manufacturer's guidelines or consult the user manual.
    • Check tip alignment: Ensure that the tips are aligned properly with the bar. They should not be worn down and should be aligned parallel to the bar. Adjust the tips if needed.
  2. Bad Swivel:

    • Listen for grinding sound: If you hear a grinding sound coming from the surface cleaner or the bar does not spin easily by hand, it may indicate a faulty swivel.
    • Replace the swivel: A bad swivel can impede the spinning motion of the bar. Consider replacing the swivel with a high-quality replacement part. Cigar City Softwash Supply offers quality swivel replacements for surface cleaners.
  3. Correct Tip Sizes for 2-Tip Bar Setup:

    • For a 2-tip bar setup, the recommended tip sizes are:
      • 25025 for 5.5 gallons per minute (GPM) flow rate.
      • 25040 for 8 GPM flow rate.
      • 25050 for 10 GPM flow rate.
    • It's important to use the correct tip sizes for optimal performance and efficiency. Using 15 or 20-degree tips is not recommended for a 2-tip bar setup.

By following these troubleshooting steps, you can identify and resolve common issues with surface cleaners. Always refer to the manufacturer's guidelines and recommendations for your specific surface cleaner model. If the problem persists or requires further assistance, consider reaching out to the manufacturer or a reputable supplier like Cigar City Softwash Supply.