Pressure Washer Repair – Replacing the Trigger Handle (Ryobi Part # 308760040)

Does the water not spray when you pull the
trigger of your pressure washer? Does the handle leak water? If so, you likely need a new trigger handle. The trigger handle contains the valve that
allows you to spray and stop spraying water. The wand in the high-pressure hose attached
to the counter handle. The most common problems of the trigger handle
are damage caused by accidentally dropping it or by improper winter storage. Dropping the trigger handle can break any
of the plastic housings, the trigger or the wand fitting. If water is left in the wand during winter,
it can freeze and cause the valve to crack. This will cause the wand to leak water from
inside the housings. Replacing the trigger handle is an easy repair
that you can do yourself and I’m going to show you how. Hi, I’m Mark Sodja. Do-it-yourself repairs like these are easier
than you might think. From lawn machines to cordless drills, kitchen
mixers, outdoor grills, our how-to videos walk you through each repair from start to
finish. Doing it yourself means never having to do
it alone. Let’s get started. I’ll begin by removing the wand from the trigger
handle, just simply presses in and twist to remove. If your high-pressure hose is still attached
to the trigger handle, you’ll want to remove it next. I’ll unscrew the coupler and then I can pull
the hose away. If the hose has been in place for an extended
period of time, it’s possible that the fitting on the hose may have corroded to the fitting
on the trigger handle, in which case, it’ll be a little more difficult to remove. The easiest way to do that is to pull the
sheath back, the couple go drop off with it and I have access to the fitting. I’ll use a pair of adjustable pliers to remove
the fitting from the wand. Spin it side to side to loosen it and then
work the two apart. Now, I can install the new trigger handle. I’ll pull this protective covering away from
the threads and I like to apply a little bit of grease to the fitting on the hose. In this case, I’m using a little bit of silicone
grease, this will make the two couplings fit together a little better, a little easier,
and also extend the life of the O-ring. Now, I can tighten it up. This doesn’t have to be super tight, basically,
just until it bottoms out. The O-ring inside is what makes the seal between
the high-pressure hose and the trigger handle. The threads are only there to secure it, so
you don’t need to put thread tape or anything on there if it’s leaking. If it’s leaking, the O-ring is the problem. Now, reinstall the wand. I slide the two pieces together and then give
it a twist to lock. The pressure washer is ready for use. Be sure to check back often for new videos
and expert advice. If you found this video helpful, give us a
thumbs up and leave a comment.


  • livelogikal

    Move broke while in use. Disassembled and everything looks proper. Won't turn off and power is about half if that.

  • Corey Bg

    so buy new parts hmm concepts

  • Jvlbs Saldana

    do you know what size thread the trigger handle has? i want to replace it completely

  • vijion2020

    Ok, so you just showed me what exactly? Buy a commercial piece and reassemble? Oh and lube your oring, got it…magnificent, simply thee most purposeless video ever offered. Captain Obvious apparently has his own DIY tutorial videos…

  • Joe Jacovino

    is the threaded valve inside the wand available separately? I opened the wand and the valve came right out, it seems a waste to toss the whole handle

  • C G

    I thought this was going to show me how to repair. Really? I put it together when I bought it, this is the same things. Silly

  • Dominick Ray

    Trigger gun is leaking at seal where 3 new.hoses that I tried what's the name of the correct OEM hose tried 308835074 does not work.

  • Dominick Ray

    Leaking it's not a o ring I have tried 3 new hoses and still.leaking how do I know I have it pushed further inside

  • Tom Lathrop

    Throw away Chinesium crap

  • See Nomore

    …When does the Repair Video Stat? …The Dumb intro last longer!!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *