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Nov 16, 2016
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Does anyone know where i can find a new regulator? This one sprung a leek.
The leek is hard to see but its right behind the blue hose. Im pointing to it in the one pic.
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Jim Davisson

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That's a pretty common unloader. You should look at the color spring inside the black knob when you disassemble it and likely reuse it upon reassembly. Most are rated to 200° and 3000 psi minimum. The $60 ones on Amazon have worked flawlessly for me. You might want to consider a couple well placed pressure washer QC's to make reassembly a breeze.
 
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That's a pretty common unloader. You should look at the color spring inside the black knob when you disassemble it and likely reuse it upon reassembly. Most are rated to 200° and 3000 psi minimum. The $60 ones on Amazon have worked flawlessly for me. You might want to consider a couple well placed pressure washer QC's to make reassembly a breeze.
Thanks Jim, do i just call it a pressure Washer unloader ? If you have a link to the one on Amazon would you mind sending it.
 

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Good video example of the difference in pressure regulation and an example of a typical unloader. You can get various springs and pressure ratings along with larger npt inlet sizes. Try to match yours as close as possible for ease of install.
 
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Good video example of the difference in pressure regulation and an example of a typical unloader. You can get various springs and pressure ratings along with larger npt inlet sizes. Try to match yours as close as possible for ease of install.
Thanks Jim, i knew you would have the answer i needed.
Have a great day.
 

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No problem, you can pop the top off the knob and unscrew the knob retaining nut and check the spring color quickly before you order the replacement.
 
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No problem, you can pop the top off the knob and unscrew the knob retaining nut and check the spring color quickly before you order the replacement.
Hey Jim , i got the new one on exactly the same as the old one but i don't see any pressure. Does it take a minute because the lines were removed?

Does it matter what side port is used? I didn't think so since the flow only goes in one direction into the front port and out the side port.
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With everything reassembled following the flow arrows and purged of air, you should only have to readjust the pressure. The side ports are universal and you can use whichever one you like.
 
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No problem, you can pop the top off the knob and unscrew the knob retaining nut and check the spring color quickly before you order the replacement.
Update: as the great David Bowie and Freddy Mercury once said "Under Pressure"

All i needed to do was adjust the nut on the stem.

Thanks again Jim.