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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Troy Bilt 2700 pump ran dry

I was using my Troy Bilt 2700 when my available water pressure dropped below minimum standards (I guess, never happened before) and the pump must have been starved, because the engine bogged down suddenly and quit. When I pulled the starter cord, the engine is hard to turn, as though the pump is dragging or binding. Any idea if there are replaceable parts in a pump that suffers run-dry syndrome, or is the likely fix a complete pump replacement? I hate to throw parts at a dead horse, to mix a metaphor, but I also hate to replace a complete assembly that only requires a new bearing, for instance.

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I just registered to this site and notice your post from back in May, Kinnpeet. I was given a 1600psi Troybilt Pressure washer with a Honda motor. The motor was stuck and I got it loose but was told the pump was run dry. On first try, it won't pressurize the water but the motor runs freely. That might indicate that motors don't get stuck when the pumps run dry. I would think you had an engine lockup not related to the pump. I'm also hoping to learn if a pump repair might put mine back in use or whether I have to buy a new pump.........due to someone running it dry. Thank you
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