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when i start it it takes a good 20 mins for it to start heating up as i use it it only gets to about 180 to 190 please help me im new to this machine
 

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I could be condensation build up. Perhaps a leaky heat exchanger. I'm not familar how that is plumbed. There are guys on this forum who have that machine. I'm sure they will give you advice on that. Spotman
 
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Condensation, hopefully. your temp is more directly related to what size jets you are running on the wand(Flow) and IF you make dry strokes (unless its a leaky heat exchanger).
 

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is it normal to take 20 mins to half hour to heat up to 150 what heat should this machine heat stay at and be a normal temp pls let me know ty
 

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Thats a legend for ya

We also use the olser legend models. easy maintanance and cheap to fix. all of our has a little condensation from the heat exchanger very normal. We wrappped the exhasut pipes and that created an additional 10-13 degrees constant at 150 ft. there are some other things you can do as well first is to descale that bad boy. With the way these things are plumbed it takes no time for them to build up deposits. after you do both of those things you should notice a difference. Ours run constant 200 at 150ft and takes about 10 min for max temp. If you run a 18hp they get hotter from excessive engine heat. Ive got some other tips for addtional heat if you want just send a message. Good luck.!
 

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i have a 20 hp im just not getting heat cleaned the screen and orfice just getting sprinkles out of exhaust wat could it be
 

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Condesation is normal, it should heat up faster than that. Are you using it or just letting it run for 20 minutes? Mine is usually at heat within about 10-12 minutes. How about descaling it? Check your jet sizes and water pressure as well.
 

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I believe this is my old machine.... The water is just condensation unless you let it freeze. If it froze there will be large amounts of water coming from the large exhaust. The incoming water temperature plays a big role in how fast and how hot it will get. Did you ever buy new jets for the 2 jet wand I gave you? Try descaling it. You can also try to hook the incoming water hose to a hot water heater then see what temps you are getting. The hottest that machine ever got was around 220 - 230 ATM using a quad (4) jet wand and that is in the heat of the summer. 90+ degree outside temp.

Also... When you are testing the heat are you testing by cleaning? When the wand is off the floor it will take longer to heat up. When you cover the vacuum it makes the machine heat up faster.

Make sure the by-pass valve is closed. Turn knob all the way to the right. I never replaced the bypass valve on that machine. It may be time for a new one. If you turn it to hard it can break.

When you bought the machine all the major heating components were almost brad new. HX, pre-heater, orifice, orifice screen and 180 degree valve. Really the only thing left is the bypass valve (knob) on the front.

Send me your # if you want me to give you a call...
 

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Cover your vacuum inlets with a tennis ball or wd40 can and it will heat up faster. Like everyone else was saying its probably just condesation. no need to worry.
 
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That's how all of those tennis balls and that can of WD-40 got into my waste tank.........hahahahahaha
 

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Covering the vacuum port for a long period of time (well a few minutes)? Wont' that put too much stress on the blower?
You work it back and forth... I wouldn't leave the port covered for an extended period of time but like every 20 seconds give it 5 seconds to breath. Its like having the wand on the floor.
 

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The blower has it's own relief valve. No need to move tennis balls around. I just had the cat on my Performer changed due to a slight leak. It now pours water from the cat exhaust. Much better heat though. If it is still dripping after working for an hour? You may have a problem.
 

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Covering the vacuum port for a long period of time (well a few minutes)? Wont' that put too much stress on the blower?
Absolutely not. You can run it 12 hrs straight like that if you want. As long as the relief valve is the proper spec it is of no harm what so ever. This is actually the proceedure when diagosing a heat cycle issue. Gotta leave it covered for a long time sometimes. And if your not using defoamer or flood jobs your truck is sometimes running full spec for hours.
 

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I found the old cap for my rinse solution 5 gal bucket. I used it yesterday and it warmed up in about 1-2 minutes and was getting hot in 3. Way faster than before. Thanks again Ara!