HOW TO FIND YOUR PRESSURE WASHER MODEL NUMBER
Let’s face it; you probably don’t have your pressure washer user manual anymore. Whether you got your machine from a yard sale and fixed it up yourself or purchased it brand-new, the paper booklet that came with the washer is either long-gone or stuffed in the back of a drawer somewhere.
When it comes time to buy new accessories or replacement parts, not having your pressure washer’s manual can be a real pain. How are you supposed to know what your machine needs when there are so many options?
We’re not judging. We’ve been there, which is why we’ve put together this guide for locating your model number.
Why It’s Important
Even if you don’t have a pressing need to repair or replace a part on your pressure washer, it’s a good idea to have your model number on hand just in case such an emergency comes along. Your model number is your key to finding a digital copy of your user manual online. Not to mention, it’s also vital for verifying fitment for replacement parts and accessories. Even if you can’t find your user manual, having your pressure washer model number can help you find parts diagrams that would lead you to the parts and accessories you need.
Where Not To Look
Before you assume you’ve found the decal with your pressure washer model number, think again.
If there’s a large sticker on your pressure washer with the letters ’GX’, ‘GC’, or ‘GCV’, that’s NOT your pressure washer model. It’s your engine model. Take another glance and you’ll see that this large sticker is actually located on your engine.
Another place NOT to look for your pressure washer model number is your pump. Both your engine and your pump have their own model numbers, which won’t match the model of your pressure washer unit as a whole.
Where To Look
So where can you look to find your actual pressure washer model number? It varies. Depending on the style and brand of pressure washer you have, you could find it in a couple different places.
If your pressure washer has a support plate below the handle between the bars of the frame, you might find it printed on the plate’s decal.
If your washer doesn’t have a support plate, you could find the model number decal under the base plate (the metal plate that your engine is secured to).
The most common location for your pressure washer model decal is on the top of the base plate, usually close to one of the wheels.
What It Looks Like
It can be tricky to know what you’re looking for. Thankfully, most equipment brands use consistent formulas for their model numbers.
You’re looking for a model number that’s five to eight characters long. It will contain only digits, no letters, and there might be a dash after the fourth or sixth character. Examples: 1903-0, 020349, 020547-00.
There’s a lot of variation between Excell model numbers, but nearly all of them contain at least two letters and four numbers. The most common format for Excell model numbers is two to four letters followed by four numbers. Examples: EXH2425, D2300B, VR2300.
It’s most likely that your model number is four to five characters long, all numbers. If your model is five characters long, there might be a dash between the fourth and fifth character. Examples: 0597, 0775-1, 60202.
Word of warning; if you have a Karcher machine, you’ll likely spend an arm and a leg on repairs. Many Karcher designs aren’t compatible with aftermarket replacement parts, forcing you to purchase OEM if something goes wrong. Your model number will start with one to two letters, followed by four numbers and usually one to two more letters. Examples: G2500 OH, HD2500 HK, K1500 G.
Your model number will probably be eight to nine numbers long, and the first three numbers will be ‘580’. Examples: 58074278, 580752102, 580768325.
Now that you have your pressure washer model number, finding the replacement parts and accessories you need is simple. All you’ll need to do is look up a parts diagram for your model, find the OEM part number of the item you need, and search TheROPShop.com with that part number. Or you can let our expert customer service team do the footwork for you. Just give us a call, send us a message, or chat with us. All we’ll need is your model number and the part you’re looking for, and we’ll handle the rest.
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