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Old 12-01-2017, 05:25 PM   #11
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I find 5 seconds is usually enough. You can watch for water exiting the outlet and switch off as soon as it stops.

You don't want to run it dry for too long, just long enough.

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My suggestion was for the op's model which I believe will work the same as mine.

Restart the machine and activate the trigger. Let the machine run until no more water runs through the spraygun.


I have seen it quoted around 20 seconds by Nilfisk somewhere, if you have a 15m hose fitted it takes ages, so long in fact I do not always fully clear the pipe but I am sure the pump will be cleared. I would say it is more important in winter to reduce the risk of frost damage along with any other protective measures or when there are long spells of inactivity.

The E140 has no easily accessible outlet, you are of course right about some models.

I apologise if I have missed something but felt it best to mention this as it could confuse.

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Old 12-01-2017, 06:17 PM   #12
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Sorry, I should have said that I disconnect both inlet and outlet hoses and 5 seconds is enough for me to see the water exit from the outlet connection of the pressure washer and stop flowing.

It would be a lot longer if you were waiting for the water to be pumped through the full length of the outlet hose (10m or whatever).

Hope that helps.

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No problem at all Alan, I only wish some of the Exxx models allowed you to discconnect the outlet to because it would be so much better.
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