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I can't star the power washer, since I left some gas in the engine for a few months.What can I do?

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My pressure washer just stopped while working, why?


Check your oil level. This machine has a "low oil shutoff" safety mechanism. If the oil is low it shuts down.

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Will not start


Power washers are often not used for an extended period of time. This often leads to the tiny passeges in the carburetor getting clogged with the gummy residue left when the gasoline evaporates. It is usually not old gas in the tank that is the problem as much as the residue left behind when the gas evaporates in the carburetor. Cleaning those ports ( orifices) is usually what is needed.
If your machine has a fuel shut-off valve you can save a lot of time , trouble and money by closing the fuel shut-off valve and continuing to pressure spray water until the engine empties the carburetor bowl of fuel and stops. With no fuel in the carburetor the ports will stay clear.

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Engine rpm serges sometimes and powernosle pressure drop some times


Gas engine surging and losing power sounds like dirty carb to me.
Pressure washers are often used and then sit for months before being used again. This often creates blockage in carb passages. If you have or install a fuel cutoff valve you can reduce this problem. When you are done pressure washing, turn off the fuel valve and continue spraying water until the carb empties ( the engine will sputter and go out) Next time you want to wash turn on the valve and you should be good to go.

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1982 winnebago chieftain


did you keep gas in it for several months or does it use the same fuel tank as the rest of the Winnebago?
When was the last time you started it?
Ethanol gas is a Carburetor Killer, if there was gas left in the Fuel Bowl of the carburetor for just a few months. it probably gummed up the carburetor.

Dec 13, 2013 | Electrical Supplies

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I have a 2005 with only 3000 miles on it. I could not start the bike and thought my original battery was weak. I had it on a trickle charger with a green light, but as soon as I tried to start the bike a...


As this point you can't get the bike to turn over is this correct? If the engine is turning over but won't start then yes the gas is most likely the problem. Gas after sitting for even a month can evaporate from the fuel system and it leave a fouls smelling deposit behind that clogs up everything. It stinks and it's a mess to clean out. To prevent this from happening use a product that is called "Fuel Stabilizer" in the last few tanks of gas before you put the bike away for the winter or a dormant period. If the motorcycle is in a hot climate or heated garage this foul smelling gas can happen within a few weeks.

Apr 10, 2011 | 2005 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

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Bike did not run for a few months , and now when I am starting engine runs and then stops after a minute or two.any help? bad fuel?


This sounds like a typical case of gas going bad and possible rust in your gas tank. Best to drain ALL gas from your tank - if you can easily remove it - take off the petcock and rinse the tank with fresh gas - look for any flakes of rust in the gas you drain out. Once you have the tank fully flushed - clean or replace your fuel filter and I would suspect that it will run just fine.
If you are not going to ride for an extended time frame - add Fuel Stabilizer" to the tank before putting it up. This is available at your local auto parts store. You will thank yourself for taking this precaution.

Jul 29, 2010 | 2007 Yamaha Road Star

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Last year around this time I tried to start my


Carburetor is probably gunked up from old gas left in system. It will need some cleaning and / or dissasembly.

Have it repaired at a reputable mower or small engine repair shop. When being stored for long periods, run it out of gas or use a fuel stabilizer in the gas to prevent this from reoccuring.

May 13, 2010 | Honda 2500 PSI Gas Pressure Washer

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I have a 2009 klx 250. i left it undercover outside for a few cold months. now its in a heated garage,it will star, but as soon as you put the clutch in 1 st gear it shuts off the engine. could it be...


The most likely cause is stale fuel. It is always best to drain the fuel from the float bowl before storage of more than a month or two. That way you won't be faced with possibly having to rebuild the carburetor in order to make it run again.
If the engine stalls when you drop into first gear, with the clutch disengaged, then the clutch plates are stuck together. In this case - before starting the engine, try putting the transmission in 2nd or third gear, pull the clutch in and roll the bike forward and backward a few times to free the stuck plates.
Meanwhile, fresh gasoline may be all you need.

Feb 26, 2010 | 2007 kawasaki KLX 250

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