Power washer help

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  1. Jwithing

    Jwithing Supporting Member

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    Hey all,

    Need some help getting my power washer running, I'm at a loss. At the end of last season, it would start but die immediately. I finally got around to looking at it. I dismantled and cleaned the carb, changed the gas, oil, and sparkplug, and cleaned the air filter. I used pump saver in it as well. I can't even get it to run. It'll turn over and act like it'll run, but doesn't fully startup. I tried spraying carb cleaner w/ the air filter off and no difference. It's an expensive unit, so I'd like to get it running vs. buying a new one.

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  2. Pull Ya

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    Did you put a new gas line on? They clog up pretty easy after the engine sits for awhile.
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    BlkZrx Senior Member

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    Do you keep relieving the pressure in the wand? Mine does that when cold. Helps if you keep the nozzle open till it's running well..

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    Yup, already considered :)
     
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    That could be worth checking out. Didn't think about it since gas came out when I disconnected to clean the carb, but it could have been residual after a blockage. I'd still expect it to startup after putting some carb cleaner directly into the carb. After it sits for a minute or so, it'll act like it's going to start, then nothing.
     
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    Carb cleaner will not help start an engine, exact opposite actually. Get some starting fluid, spray a blast in the carb, if it starts the issue is gas related, if not then it's spark related.
     
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    ^1 Take the plug out,put it against the head,pull start cord n see if you have spark.
     
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    Did you actually take the jet out and make sure it wasn't plugged? Mine was stopped up last spring from sitting over the winter and have had this problem with other small engines. As stated, check for spark and use starting fluid. Do you treat your gas against ethanol damage? Stabilizers alone don't treat the ethanol problem. I have replaced one carbureator on a weed eater and one on a leaf blower.
     
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    I had a fuel filter go bad on my echo leaf blower, caused all sorts of issues and of course it was the LAST thing I checked. Didnt even know it had one.
     
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    +1

    Use starting fluid, if it wont turn, check ignition coil.
     

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