I bought the pressure washer about 6 months ago and finally got a chance to use it. I was able to run the first tank of gas with no problems. After filling the tank and checking the oil I started it back up but the pressure was not to strong. I checked everything and just put it up. The next day I capped off the soap line because it seem like it was letting air into the pump. That did not work, so I bought a 3/4 hose and it still did not fix the problem. I did finally find a small rock in the jet after all this, but I know the day before when I had problems I tried different jets. Now that I have some time to do some research I have seen a few post about the soap valve on this model giving problems. My question is could the air getting to the pump make it not work. If so is the soap valve worth replacing or should I just make my own. I know my pressure washer is under warranty, but I can buy the parts and replace it myself, which would be easier than loading the pressure washer off and having it repaired.