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    Pressure washer part not included - but what is it?

    Advice needed please. I've just assembled a new Nilfisk high pressure washer but I can't use it without what looks like a hose adapter. However I can't identify the part that's needed. Can anyone help? Thanks All.



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    Pressure washer part not included - but what is it?

    https://www.nilfisk.com/en-gb/access...d=106411177???

    https://www.nilfisk.com/en-gb/produc...k/p_107145001/

    Try that page and check the model is compatible, scroll down the page and click on hose and connections, itís brings up similar

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    Not sure but I bought a nilfisk about three months ago and just attach a hose to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martylaa View Post
    The accessory you are looking for was not found. ?? Your link isnít working

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    It looks like either an inline filter (but doubt that as it looks sealed) or a non return or check valve, to stop you getting soaked when you dismantle the hose?


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    https://www.cleanstore.co.uk/product...t.asp?ID=13946

    It is to stop back flow into your drinking water. Not really necessary

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    Is that a fancy one way valve to comply with modern regs?
    Most new taps have these built in.

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    Hi

    Knock the ??? off the URL: https://www.nilfisk.com/en-gb/accessories/?id=106411177

    It looks like a non- return valve - to stop back flow of water into the mains (drinking) water.



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    Quote Originally Posted by craig1912 View Post
    https://www.cleanstore.co.uk/product...t.asp?ID=13946

    It is to stop back flow into your drinking water. Not really necessary
    But a requirement under current legislation?.

    https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/...chedule/2/made
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    But a requirement under current legislation?.

    https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/...chedule/2/made
    No idea but Iím guessing the vast majority of home users of pressure washers donít use one, have never heard of one and wouldnít pay £50ish for one, no matter what the regs say!

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    Thanks All, sounds like it's not actually necessary. However I've just tried attaching the hose normally and the pressure washer isn't working. No water is flowing into the washer. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig1912 View Post
    No idea but I’m guessing the vast majority of home users of pressure washers don’t use one, have never heard of one and wouldn’t pay £50ish for one, no matter what the regs say!
    Modern outside taps have them built in, older properties probably not unless the tap is a recent addition.

    There are lots of manufacturers and less than £20 should get one (if you need one, obvs.).

    Just as an FYI, the maximum fine for breaching those regs. is currently £1000 plus potential disconnection.
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    Fair enough I was just going on the price of that one in the link

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    I use a Hozelock one. Around £20 atm. An essential device imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Modern outside taps have them built in, older properties probably not unless the tap is a recent addition.

    There are lots of manufacturers and less than £20 should get one (if you need one, obvs.).

    Just as an FYI, the maximum fine for breaching those regs. is currently £1000 plus potential disconnection.
    I added a new external tap (with a double-check valve built-in) and it cost £7.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post
    Thanks All, sounds like it's not actually necessary. However I've just tried attaching the hose normally and the pressure washer isn't working. No water is flowing into the washer. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?

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    You'll need to add more info to get an answer e.g. is the water coming out of the supply pipe before you connect it to the washer?

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    Silly point but have you pulled the trigger ?

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    Yep, water comes out of the tap into the hose but nothing happens when I pull the trigger!

    I suspect that water isn't flowing into the pressure washer, probably because of the valve on the other hose end?

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    Same connector on both ends of the hose pipe. Attaches to the pressure washer fine but water doesn't seem to be flowing through.

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    I only ask because I was sort of expecting a noise from mine - I doubt it’s the hose

    Is water coming out of the hose - pre pressure washer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    You'll need to add more info to get an answer e.g. is the water coming out of the supply pipe before you connect it to the washer?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post
    Yep, water comes out of the tap into the hose but nothing happens when I pull the trigger!

    I suspect that water isn't flowing into the pressure washer, probably because of the valve on the other hose end?
    I'm asking if water comes out of the hose before you connect it to the washer?

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    Water comes out of the hose when I attach the hose gun/nozzle that I normally use. No water comes out if the gun isn't fitted (presumably due to the valve).

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    Is that yo-yo connect in properly as it looks like an aqua strip system - maybe preventing water flowing - have you a plain old regular tap connection

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    I'm asking if water comes out of the hose before you connect it to the washer?

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    Only when the hose gun head is attached.

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    You need to change the connnector on the jet wash end to a standard connector - I bet that’s it
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hozelock-Ho...04383411&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    Is that yo-yo connect in properly as it looks like an aqua strip system - maybe preventing water flowing - have you a plain old regular tap connection
    Yes I think you're probably right.

    I don't have a normal tap connection so I guess I'd better order one. Might as well get a non-return valve at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post
    Yes I think you're probably right.

    I don't have a normal tap connection so I guess I'd better order one. Might as well get a non-return valve at the same time.
    Any supermarket or diy store will have one for pence - can u ask a neighbor-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post
    Same connector on both ends of the hose pipe. Attaches to the pressure washer fine but water doesn't seem to be flowing through.
    That may have an AquaStop built into it, in which case it relies on the male connector on the Nilfisk to open the flow when connected. If you have a sprayer attachment connect that to the hose connector and see if water comes out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    That may have an AquaStop built into it, in which case it relies on the male connector on the Nilfisk to open the flow when connected. If you have a sprayer attachment connect that to the hose connector and see if water comes out.

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    Thatís the bit thatís stopping it - I bet itís not compatible or not seated far enough in to allow the flow
    Something like this for the tap end and a standard connector on the other
    https://www.hozelock.com/product/non...tap-connector/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    That may have an AquaStop built into it, in which case it relies on the male connector on the Nilfisk to open the flow when connected. If you have a sprayer attachment connect that to the hose connector and see if water comes out.

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    Yes I think it has a built in AquaStop. I thought it would still be compatible with the pressure washer but I guess not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    That’s the bit that’s stopping it - I bet it’s not compatible or not seated far enough in to allow the flow.
    It certainly should be compatible, I suggest the OP takes a photo of his existing tap and a photo of the Nilfisk connector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post
    Yes I think it has a built in AquaStop. I thought it would still be compatible with the pressure washer but I guess not.
    Does your Nilfisk make any noise when you pull the trigger on the handle - either with or without the supply hose connected?



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    Yes - unscrew the male part from the pressure washer - snap it into the yoyo connector and see if water flows

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Does your Nilfisk make any noise when you pull the trigger on the handle - either with or without the supply hose connected?



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    The Nilfisk makes noise when I switch it on but not when I pull the trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Does your Nilfisk make any noise when you pull the trigger on the handle - either with or without the supply hose connected?



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    Outdoor tap and Nilfisk connector

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewie View Post
    Thatís the bit thatís stopping it - I bet itís not compatible or not seated far enough in to allow the flow
    Something like this for the tap end and a standard connector on the other
    https://www.hozelock.com/product/non...tap-connector/
    Thanks Lewie, I think I'll order some new connectors.

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    Unscrew the blue bit and connect back to your hose and turn the tap on - water should flow

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    My hose won't connect without the blue bit.

    I think I need to get different connectors.

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    I used hozelock connections,the Aquastop connections means you can remove an attachment without turning off the tap and draining the hose.

    It also enabled me to cut the hose and make up a shorter length I could add on for jobs further from the house so I didnt get in a tangle.




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    No - unscrew the blue bit from the pressure washer
    Click the blue bit (from above) into the end of your hose(that connects to the pressure washer
    Connect your hose to your outside tap and turn it on
    Water should flow from the other end -

    Essential everything you had before without the actual pressure washer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post
    Outdoor tap and Nilfisk connector

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    That doesnít look like a Nilfisk OEM water inlet connector to me, so perhaps thatís the issue. As has been suggested, try swapping it with the tap connector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    That doesnít look like a Nilfisk OEM water inlet connector to me, so perhaps thatís the issue. As has been suggested, try swapping it with the tap connector.

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    It's an OEM Nilfisk part, fresh out of the box.

    I suspect it's the aqua stop connector that's causing the issue.

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    Pressure washer part not included - but what is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    That doesnít look like a Nilfisk OEM water inlet connector to me, so perhaps thatís the issue. As has been suggested, try swapping it with the tap connector.

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    Iíve got the exact same part on my Nilfisk except itís black.

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    Check that your hose hasnít got a kink in it, which will stop water flowing to the pressure washer. When hoses age they tend to lose a bit of rigidity and kink more easily. Mine does.

    BTW I have a Nilfisk pressure washer an old style outside tap and need nothing other than regular tap hose connectors and the washer works fine.

    Unless I have a kink in the hose!

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    If your connecting the aqua lock side to the pressure washer it wonít work, as the Aqua lock is doing its job needs to be a normal connection on the washer side and aqua lock on the tap side.
    Make sure the aqua lock is on the tap side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytip View Post
    I’ve got the exact same part on my Nilfisk except it’s black.
    They usually are, in fact that's the first blue one I've ever seen on a Nilfisk.

    Quote Originally Posted by golf View Post
    If your connecting the aqua lock side to the pressure washer it won’t work, as the Aqua lock is doing its job needs to be a normal connection on the washer side and aqua lock on the tap side.
    Make sure the aqua lock is on the tap side.
    Nope. The whole point of an AquaStop is to stop water coming out of the hose until it is connected to whatever you're plugging into it, having one on the tap end defeats that object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    They usually are, in fact that's the first blue one I've ever seen on a Nilfisk.

    Nope. The whole point of an AquaStop is to stop water coming out of the hose until it is connected to whatever you're plugging into it, having one on the tap end defeats that object.

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    Yep you are correct! Sorry I was thinking of the one way valve that stops the water going the wrong way.

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