When you own your equipment, you want it to last! That means you have to be diligent about regular maintenance. One easy pressure washer care tip is to check the PUMP CRANKCASE OIL!


The pump oil lubricates the crankcase components. Low oil levels could cause the oil to overheat and lose its lubrication. It could also result in heavier wear and damaged components, which leads to a shorter lifespan. Hotsy recommends that you change the pump oil after the first 50 hours of use, and then every 3 months or 300 hours after that. Please check your owner’s manual for the specific requirements of your machine.


Do you have questions? Contact Great Lakes Cleaning Systems at 1-800-882-9274, email us at info@greatlakescleaningsystems.com, or visit us at our shop in Grand Rapids, MI.


Want to do more troubleshooting yourself? Click HERE to be directed to our Ask The Expert page, for a list of frequently asked maintenance questions.


Remember, for user safety, always be sure that the power supply is disconnected before servicing your equipment!