A few years ago I bought a pressure washer from Tesco. At £26.00 it was too good to pass over. Anyway last weekend it packed up with a horrible noise. Now usually for £26.00 and six or seven years down the line chucking it out would seem obvious, but something told me otherwise. It's obviously Chineese but upon stripping it down it was actually quite nicely made. There is three magor parts, the motor, a strange pump with three plungers and the pressure head. When I seperated the pump a set of ball bearings fell out which belong to a thrust bearing. So what let it down? It was the worst roller cage (not actually worthy of the name) I had ever seen. It was a rough plastic moulding that had disintegrated. I have a bearing book so I matched up a new thrust bearing as close as I could and got one off evilbay. The new ball race secured in a metal cage fitted perfectly so for the sake of 15mins stripping, a new bearing for £2.00 and a rebuild with fresh oil and grease the £26.00 pressure washer sounds better and works better from when it was new!. Moral of the tale, try and fix it before you chuck it. This pressure washer is actually quite nicely made but let down by a silly cheap part. I'll have a think of what I can buy with the money I saved.