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Carburetor's main jet is clogged and needs to be cleaned out. Right now it starts just with the small influx of fuel from the primer and start circuit. Then that runs out it just stops.
You can clean it without removing the carb - just need the right tools.
sounds like dirty carb jet. most pressure washers sit for long periods of time and many have the jet in the bottom of bowl where dirt and grime collect. depending on the model the bottom screw holding on the carb bowl is the jet. clamp or turn off the fuel to carb, unscrew the bolt out of the bottom of the bowl and look for a hole down the center and hole on either side under the bolt head. most likely these are plugged. you can take a strand out of a piece of #12 guage electrical wire and somewhat clean the holes well enough to shoot carb cleaner through them. once you clean out the hole going down to the holes going across and clean inside of bowl you can reassemble and should start. in the case of the jet being screwed into the carb assembly just look for a brass screw and unscrew it.and clean it. all jets are made of brass so look for a gold colored screw with flat blade tip screwdriver slot. if its plugged with dirt or old gas you found your problem.
The carb is probably dirty and ingesting debris or water from the bowl into the main jet at different times. First, I recommend installing an inline fuel filter on it. Drain the old gas. Remove the bottom bowl on the carburetor and check for debris/water and clean it . Also be SURE to clean the brass bolt that held the bowl on the carb as it functions as the main jet of the carb. Clean the bottom hole and the holes on the sides near the top.Reinstall, not forgetting the felt washer that goes between the head of the bolt and the bottom of the bowl (on the outside of course). Use nothing metal to clean the brass bolt. Add fuel sytem cleaner (I like Chem Tool's berryman B-12) to your fuel can to aid in cleaning the inside of your carburetor. Make sure your spark plug is clean (brown, not black) and the air filter is clear. Post back if needed.
You will need to remove the carb and clean it. Remove the float bowl and clean the interior of the bowl and the interior of the carb body. Soak the entire carb, (with bowl removed), in denatured alcohol. Any hardware store will have it. Let it soak for an hour. Then clean it with spray carb cleaner. Spray into every hole you can find. Spray from both ends of the hole if possible, where the spray goes in and where the spray comes out. Pay special attention to the pilot jet (idle circuit), and main jet, (high speed). The diagram below is a generic carb. Please rate my answer.
Remove the air filter cover and the air filter so that you can see into your carb. Start the engine and allow it to warm up a bit. Keep your face a safe distance from the carb and rev the engine moderately. Watch to see if the slide moves up and down. If it does not move, you may have a hole in the vacuum diaphragm that controls the slide and it's not allowing your slide to be raised. If the slide is moving, your main jet is probably clogged. You'll have to remove the float bowl and the jet and clean it out. Check the slow speed jet as well. It's in a hole just to one side of the main jet holder. Also notice whether or not you see a squirt of fuel come out of the brass nozzle just inside of the mouth of the carb. If you do not see the fuel squirt into the carb when you open the throttle, you accellerator pump diaphragm may need to be replaced. It's located under a plate on the bottom of the float bowl.
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
- Remove the float bowl (Again) and in the bottom of the carb there is a metering jet / orifice.
- Remove the orifice with a thin bladed screwdriver and clean out the orifice / jet pin hole. (Jet / Orifice is BRASS) NOTE: Do NOT force anything into the orifice hole. Use a toothpick if you have to clean it but do not force the toothpick through the hole.
- Use carb cleaner to clean out the hole and spray carb cleaner into the ventrui tube above the orifice.
- Now remove the venturi tube with a thin bladed screwdriver. (About 2 inches long) Check the holes in the side of the venturi tube for obstructions.
- Inspect the BOWL NUT. There is supposed to be a hole in the side of the bowl nut. If the hole is clogged in the bowl nut you will have the symptom you describe.
- Reinstall the venturi tube
- Reinstall the Orifice / jet
- Reinstall the bowl gasket, bowl and bowl nut
Other things to consider are... the fuel tank outlet port. the fuel filter (if installed), and the fuel selector position. With the float bowl off and the fuel selector on... it should fill a spray paint can lid with fuel in 8 - 10 seconds. If not.. find out why!
IF this does NOT work I need the COMPLETE engine model number off of your engine so I can provide you with the exact manual for your engine repair. Depending on the year made the 6500 has been produced with Briggs and Stratton AND Honda engines. The steps above apply to both engines but the Bowl Nuts are completely different. I think your carb is the E360-080 one.
clamp off fuel line or drain tank ,there is a brass nut on bottom of carb.(holds on fuel bowl) the brass nut is also the jet for the carb.unscrew nut and check for dirt or foregin material plugging pick-up holes on side off nut body,also make sure center hole is opened (small straight pin size hole) be sure to wipe clean inside bowl before reassembly.
The linkage on the top of the carb should go to a spring loaded arm that goes into the side of the motor. Work the lever back and forth and see if it works the carb. If it does and everything is in place your governor mechanism inside the engine might be damaged.
If the arm isnt working the carb it is probably bound up or attached to the wrong hole in the carbs throttle lever. There should be two holes and one of them would force the throttle wide open everytime reguardless of what the governor arm tries to do.
Remove the fuel bowl and the brass jet in the bottom of the carb. The bolt / cap nut for the fuel bowl has 2 holes in it make sure they are clean. Also make sure the pin hole in the jet is clean along with the holes in the side of the jet. (daylight check of pin hole)
Usually on the bottom of the gas tank there is a fuel bowl. Remove the bowl and dump contents making sure it is clean then re-install the fuel bowl for the tank.
Go back and reinstall the carb jet
Now lets flush the fuel system.
Get something for catching fuel uder the carb then momentarily turn on the fuel to flush the system and catch the fuel.
Turn the supply fuel off and reinstall the filter bowl and cap nut.
i'd say the carb is gummed up especially the pilot jet (#16158) in this pic of the USA carb. may have to remove the carb & bowl and then remove the pilot jet (w/ flat head screw driver) and clean out the tiny holes.
the carb slide is installed backwards (turned 180 degrees). its #16025 in the pic. i've done this before on my daughter's XR70 and Z50. you'll know if its this when you move the choke lever, RPMs increase and decrease.