Repair of a lower pumping unit of a power washer.?
A couple years ago we purchased a 31/2 hp power washer for those really tough grimy jobs around the house. Last winter we left it outside by mistake and I suppose there was enough water in the lower unit to freeze and bust. Anyway now it won't work, it just spews water everywhere coming from the lower unit. I called the company and asked to purchase the lower pressure unit to replace myself, but they would not sell it to me. In fact the lady told me that the lower unit could not be purchased, but that I would have to buy all the necessary parts to disassemble it and replace the parts. When I told her it looks as if the pressure unit bolts onto the bottom of the motor with 3 bolts and perhaps was keyed onto the shaft with a keyway, she then changed her story and gave me the name of a hardware store in a small town about 20 miles away who could repair it. I took it there and the owner told me that "Sure you could buy just the lower pressure unit and he could fix it for $175.00" I realize it was my mistake leaving it outside under my deck in the cold weather, but gee I only paid $198.00 for it brand new and the Briggs & Stratton engine still works fine. Can anyone help me? Thanks--Debra Kay