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Old 11-03-2018, 02:21 AM   #11
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My Nilfisk instructions state that the gun and inlet hose should be disconnected, and the machine run until dry with the power on. Takes about 15 seconds.


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Absolutely, Running it 'dry' for a few seconds will not hurt it, running it dry for minutes at a time will.... My nilfisk e140 has been ran dry for 30 mins once, came back to a garage full of smoke......yet strangely a fully working pressure washer, that was 3 years ago

'Cheaper' Pumps may not be so fortunate though, so do at your own discretion
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Old 11-03-2018, 08:08 AM   #13
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When finished with my PW, I turn it off, turn water off, unplug the hose and press the trigger on the gun to drain what's left of the water in the system.
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Old 11-03-2018, 10:59 AM   #14
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My Nilfisk instructions state that the gun and inlet hose should be disconnected, and the machine run until dry with the power on. Takes about 15 seconds.


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This is what I do but I'd say 15 seconds is probably too long, it only really takes 2-3 seconds until it runs dry.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:18 AM   #15
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This is what I do but I'd say 15 seconds is probably too long, it only really takes 2-3 seconds until it runs dry.


15 seconds was an estimate, of course, but I wait until the pipe stops spouting, then switch off. Definitely takes longer than three seconds. Maybe I’ll time it next time


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