Any of you guys ever ------

Wash a house and the garage door opener did not work afterward. This happened to me today. The customer said this had happened before a long time ago when she had her old house washed. I really want to help her get it fixed any ideas? We tried the breaker box and nothing. The outlet outside next to the garage door was closed but when I looked closer the black cushions that block the water out were missing. I told her she wait to let it dry for few days.

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Happened to me a month ago. Found one of the outlets in the garage was tripped. It was a gfci. Could be a gfci on that circuit. might even be in the kitchen. But it is probably in the garage somewhere. Also could be outside.

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agreed sounds like a gfci got tripped… which you should always be doing when washing a home - it is a mandatory practice for my guys to either shut off the power to all exterior outlets at the breaker or trip the GFCI’S while doing a housewash. We had an issue a few years ago with a faulty GFCI that caught on fire during a housewash, I was able to run inside and turn off the power at the breaker and extinguish the fire with a dry chem…got lucky…

She called back this morning and the garage power is back on :slight_smile: Thanks for advice about shutting of all exterior outlets!!! (Something I’ve never thought about before cleaning the house) you may have just saved my butt on future jobs. :slight_smile:

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Looks like your Big Guy may be underpowered…

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Big Guy was given to me for free with some miles on it. It needs to be serviced but still saves time. I just have to go back over the driveway with a wand. Also, my pressure pro goes up to 4000 psi but always taught never to go over 2500 cause you will blast the “cream” off the concrete.

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Absolutely correct on the pressure, cream starts to give over 2500. I think Josh was referring to your gpms. You need at least a 7 gpm machine for the big guy, preferably an 8 gpm!

When you get some cash, consider buying a classic, the only thing you will do with your wand is cutting in the edges.

I have learned that on some older homes, the GFCI outlet could be ANYWHERE in the house. Had one that was located in the second story bath! And on the newer homes, some GFCI can trip from mere “dampness”. Doesn’t even need to be wet, just “near” dampness. An unfortunate hassle sometimes. Had one I had to hit with the leaf blower to dry it out enough to quit tripping. Took and hour to find the “damp” outlet box.