“Troy-Bilt 3000PSI Power Washer
12 September 2005
In 2003, I bought a Troy-Bilt 3000PSI power washer and immediately had a problem with it. Where the water hose connects to the pump is directly underneath the high-pressure power wand connection and because the 2 connections are only about 2 inches apart, it is near impossible to get your water hose connected to the pump or connection so it would not leak water. Interestingly enough, I contacted Troy-Bilt about this problem and was politely told that I should contact the pump manufacturer!
here is a suggested modification to the Troy-Bilt 3000PSI power washer (may
also apply to other power washers).
went to Home Depot and bought 2 lengths of short hose extensions. Not sure what their intended applications
are supposed to be but worked fine for me. I also bought a hose quick
disconnect unit which consists of a plastic male and female part.
then wrapped the threads of the first hose extension with Teflon tape and
threaded it into the pump mounted on the Troy-Bilt. To be sure it was tight, I used a pipe wrench to tighten the
extension into the pump.
then wrapped the threads of the second hose extension with Teflon tape and connected
it to the first hose extension and again used a pipe wrench to tight the
I connected the male portion of the hose quick disconnect set to the second
hose extension and tightened it.
Now, when I want to use the power washer, I simply install the female quick disconnect unit on the water hose and push it onto the male quick disconnect mounted on the power washer and I am off power washing and no water supply line leaks anywhere.
Do not understand why Troy-Bilt could not see that the water supply line hose connection was a problem, would always be a problem and did not extend out the connection like I did.
Finally, the trigger assembly that came with my Toy-Bilt washer is\was a total piece of junk. I believe it had an A9 stamped on the side of it. From the very beginning, it would leak water everywhere. I opened it up several times and replaced washer, etc and it would hold for a while but eventually I replaced it with a DeWalt DP60 trigger assembly. Funny thing is that the DP60 does not have the right sex connection to simply thread on the high pressure water hose! So beside the DP60, I had to find and buy 3\8" X 1\2" "flare to mip half" union. When I installed the half union, I used Teflon tape on the 3\8 inch threads inserted into the DP60 and then on the 1\2" threads to which I wrench tightened the high pressure hose.