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A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the pressure washer for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to run stall.
There could be small leaks, holes, or tears in your garden hose or high-pressure hose that are causing your pressure washer to lose pressure when you pull the trigger. If you find leaks, plug the holes or replace the hose, which should solve your pressure issues.
How Do I Tell If My Unloader Valve is Bad? In most occurrences, the first symptom of an unloader valve going bad is no pressure from the wand when the trigger is pressed. This happens when the unloader valve gets stuck open and does not allow water to enter the hose and trigger.
Gas-powered pressure washers have a thermal release valve that releases water from the pump when it reaches a specific temperature to keep the pump from overheating. When the valve is open, new, cooler water is introduced into the pump and then closes when the temperature is brought down.
Water leaking from a loose connection can cause the unit to cycle on and off. Verify if the pressure hose has an O-ring at the connection. If missing, this will also cause the unit to cycle on and off. While the unit is running look for any water leaks that may cause the unit to turn back on.
If the spark arrestor is dirty or damaged, it can cause the engine to stall. To clean the spark arrestor, you will need to remove it from the pressure washer and use a wire brush to remove any build-up. Once the spark arrestor is clean, you can reattach it and try starting the power washer again.
The number one cause of low or no pressure when using a pressure washer is a blocked or worn nozzle. Blocked nozzles will prevent water from escaping, while a worn nozzle will allow too much water to pass through, causing the pressure to drop.
Clogged carburetors or air filters can cause a pressure washer not to start. If your pressure washer won`t start, you can also check for a clogged carburetor or air filter.
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Why won’t my brand new tiller stay running? Starts, runs a few seconds, then stalls.
Sounds like its flooding
the float needs adjustment or seat needs cleaning or replace
My engine runs about 5 mins. and then just cuts off????
Dirty vent hole on carb rebuild it
158 series Mower starts but stops running .Do filters need changing ?
It probably wouldnt hurt to replace filters and clean carb that should fix the problem
I used my brand new Husqvarna chain saw for about 30 minutes then when I pinched the blade a little bit and it kicked back out at me, the chain stopped moving. I can’t even turn it by hand. The engine runs but you can tell it run wide open. and the gear that runs the chain doesn’t move either. Please help.
The chainbrake has actuated, you need to pull the hand gurd fully toward the rear of the machine until you hear the click of the brake unloading.
Where is the primer – Yard Machines 21A240M000 Garden Tiller
The manual is available here:http://manuals.mtdproducts.com/mtd/Public.do?model_num=21A240M000&serial_num=&doSearch=YThe starting procedure is on page 11.The primer should be a rubber button above the fuel tank under the filter.
Mtd 11a-54m7031 idles high – Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower
Most new units only run at one speed. (So they can meet the EPA limits).
Have to run on half choke,just stops if i turn it off.fuel is 25 to 1. thanks alan.
More than likely a small passage way in the carb is clogged. You can try some carb cleaner, but you may need to disassemble the carb and clean it out. Be advised that these passageways are sometimes as fine as a human hair, and almost impossible to clear sometimes. A new carb may be required if it is worth it to you. Sorry.
Where do i change the oil on 5.5 hp. 21 inch cut mtd push mower
Most of these machine will have an oil drain plug under the mower deck near the center of the blade. 80 to 90 % of them are a 3/8″ drive female plug that can be removed with a ratchet and a short extention.When you put it back in it is a good idea to clean it well and wrap the threads with 2 or 3 layers of teflon tape