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  • Pressure washer question

    This might sound stupid, but I bought a 300psi, 2.6gpm Ridgid pressure washer and after putting it together noticed a tube that is attached to the top of the pump that does not fit into anything. The manual does not indicate what this is for and I am guessing it might be for the soap dispenser, but want to know for sure before I start it up. Can anyone help me identify this?

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    Re: Pressure washer question

    I don't own that particular pressure washer but on my Karcher unit the tube is used for what you think it's used for. I'm sure someone will be along shortly who owns that model of pressure washers and will let you know for sure if that's what it is for.

    I just took a look at the manual and I think that they call that hose the Injection Hose. See the top of page 8 in the Owners Manual entitled Attaching Injection Hose, HTH.
    Last edited by BadgerDave; 07-04-2012, 07:46 PM. Reason: Add Comment
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    • #3
      Re: Pressure washer question

      Small (1/8 ID) black hose attached to a black plastic fitting?
      That's the pump vent hose. Should just hang down anywhere out of the way.
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      • #4
        Re: Pressure washer question

        I did not read anything about a pump vent hose, but that makes sense. Is it me or is this a poorly engineered design? The hose readily comes off as there is no clamp holding it in place to the plastic fitting.

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        • #5
          Re: Pressure washer question

          It's not a poorly engineered design. It's just you.

          (I don't often get to be an asshat to a cop... it's always the other way around, so deal with it.)

          Actually, it just doesn't matter. It's just a vent tube. You could throw the tube in the trash and the unit would work just like always except you might get a few drops of oil on top of the pump.
          Last edited by Doctordeere; 07-04-2012, 10:57 PM.
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          • #6
            Re: Pressure washer question

            If it was down below and larger it would be a chemical pick up tube !
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