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Old 05-17-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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We have a gas power washer that will start with starting fluid but then stalls. Gas is getting to the carburetor but it will not keep running. Any ideas how to fix it?

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Old 05-17-2014, 04:05 PM   #2
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If it has set for a while without running the ethanol gas has went bad.

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Could be any number of things. Filter clogged, choke needs adjusted, spark plug finally done. Also, when the pump finally dies, it usually causes the motor to sputter or stop. Just a few thoughts.

Also, check the oil. Some PW's have "low oil shutdown" which shuts the engine off if the oil level is too low.
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Need to rebuild and clean the carburetor with carb. cleaner.
Only use nonethanol fuel, let it run out of fuel next time you use it once you get it running.
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The gas was drained, the spark plug is good. Will have to check the other tips mentioned. Thank you, I will let you know if we get it started.
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Ethanol is very tough on plastic fuel lines. Check to make sure a fuel line is drawing air, or collapsed.
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Even if the gas was drained if it sat in the carb it has gummed up. I have a friend here in Fla. who does boat repair. He told me his income has jumped about $10,000 a year since ethanol. It's ok in cars but in something that sits say all winter it is harmful.
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Well we are guilty of letting it sit a long time without using it....I think my husband is allergic to power washers

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