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Using pressure washer,shut off to scrub siding (on house) went to restart, pops through exhaust like it jumped time, pulled plug and pulled recoil -engine has lil' to no compression. Heard a slight ticking when I initially wsa shuting it off.

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Make sure your oil level is correct and not overfull. If ok, pull the sparkplug out. Then, pull the starter rope to see if the engine spins freely. If it does, pull it 4-5 more times to clear the cylinder of oil or gas. Put the plug back in and try it again.
However, if the rope fails to pull freely, you either have a locked engine or pump. You will have to seperate the pump from the engine to determine which is locked up.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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SOURCE: The pressure washer will run for a few seconds

Most likely you are haveing a problem with the water valves inside of the pump. Honda does not make pumps they make the engines and if you have a honda engine its the best engine for powerwashers . S o what you need to do is look at the pump and see who made the thing . If its a simpsion or a cat pump these bolth are vary good pumps . It could be a miti m pump there ok but tend to have problems with the valveing . The kits are cheap enough for all of them about 60 or 70 dollars . So let me know how many horse power the engine is and what kind of pump you have and the gal pr munite aswell as the max pressure out put of the mechine how old is it and ware did you buy it Most of this information will be on a metal tag on the water pump or the frame of the mechine. A nd i'll tell you if its worth saveing Pier_j

Posted on Mar 07, 2011

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SOURCE: pressure washer shuts down after about 15 sec. of

It sounds like the little engine has an automatic choke that is not functioning properly. If not that, then the linkage on the manual choke is maladjusted such that it is keeping the rich/lean mix out of whack. If you find it neither of these, then you are down to the governer. Remove the breather and watch the carb closely as you pull the trigger. You should see a linkage arm with a spring attached to it. Sometimes that spring comes off causing the governer to stop governing. I'm not really a small engine expert, so if one comes along, I shall definitely defer.

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SOURCE: Honda XR 2600 pressure washer, cord will not pull on engine

This is typically due to the unloader bypass valve not operating properly. You can remove and clean this valve or you may want to replace the valve with a new one.
If you take the high pressure hose off of the pump and with the water turned on you can start the engine each time then you probably should replace the unloader bypass valve.

Here is a link to the pump.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012

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