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2 Possible Causes Of Reduced Water Pressure From Your High Pressure Pump

by Arthur Bates

While using a high-pressure water pump at work, you may have noticed that the stream of water has greatly diminished, leading you to hope there is a simple solution to the problem. If so, there are a couple of possible causes of the reduced water pressure that may have easy solutions.

1.  Blockage Somewhere Within the Pump

One of the main causes of reduced water pressure coming from a high-pressure pump is that there is a blockage somewhere within the pump. If the water flow is interrupted in any way, it will not have the force that it once had.

The first thing to look at when trying to find out why the water flow is blocked is the filter. If the filter has become clogged up with dirt, mineral deposits, or other debris, it will partially stop the flow of water. If the filter is clogged up, either rinse it out or replace it according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Another place to look when trying to find out what is blocking the flow of water is the inlet valve. If the inlet valve is clogged up, the right amount of water will not enter the pump, leading to reduced pressure. If you find a clog within the inlet valve, clear it out to see if that restores pressure.

2.  Holes or Gaps in the Hose or Fittings

If you were unable to restore pressure by cleaning out the filter and inlet valve, the next place to look for a potential cause of the reduced pressure is the hose. If there are any holes in the hose itself or gaps in the fittings, the pump will no longer be a closed system, and air will enter into it and cause an imbalance that leads to problems with the pump maintaining constant pressure.

If you see any holes in the hose, see if changing it will help restore the water stream. Also, inspect the fittings to see if they are tight and in good condition. Tighten any loose fittings, and replace any fittings that appear worn, rusted, or damaged in any way.

After looking for and attempting to find the cause of the reduced water pressure, you may still find that you cannot determine the cause. If so, contact a business that deals with high-pressure pumps for more information and further guidance on what should be done to rectify the problem.