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on June 4, 2013
The unit quit about every 20 minutes, until I discovered that the fuel tank cap Is not properly vented. I had to run the unit with the cap loose, and, of course, it fell off and lodged between the fuel tank and the hot muffler, which melted the plastic on the cap.
Worse, the most prominent feature on the front of the unit is the muffler. It is located only 7 inches from the high-pressure hose connection, and is not properly shielded. The chintzy heatshield gets hot enough to burn fingers and melt plastic. After about three hours of use, the high-pressure hose got against the muffler or the heatshield, melted, and burst. So now I have an unusable pressure washer, until I can get another high-pressure hose.
Not only that, but there is nothing to stop the same thing from happening again, Unless I can install some type of proper guard over that hot muffler.