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Homelite gas pressure washer wont stay running

Starts but wont stay running cleaned carburetor only used 4 times

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Homelite gas trimmer will not run without half choke and throttle

You need to disassemble the carb. and spray with carb. cleaner. If you need tips on how to do this, just let me know. You may need a new carb. kit as well, but we won't know that until you first perform the first step, or if the carb. parts are more than 3 years old. If they are, then go ahead and buy the carb. kit and replace the parts.


Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Homelite 26vt Mighty Lite that will only start when I du

you have 1 of 3 things wrong
1 you have pluged jets
2 you have a pluged fuel filter
3 you have a stuck float
4 fuel line is crimped

1 2 3 4 thats all it can be
preasurise the fuel tank by blowing into it when almost empty
this will as times clear jets
if fuel line kinked un twist it
best bet buy a rebuild kit for the carb and enjoy some time with a screw driver

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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SOURCE: carburetor adjustment for Homelite 2 cycle engine

I have the same problem with my MightyLite 26cc Blower/Vac. If it does start it runs rough on full choke and stalls on 1/2 choke or run. I've tried everything, fresh fuel, Seafoam, etc. Nothing works. First time I used it the exhaust burned a hole in my brand new Carhartt hooded sweatshirt. Best solution, throw it away, never buy another Homelite product and tell anyone who will listen what a piece of junk Homelite products are.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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SOURCE: My homelite might lite 26b will run in the choke

if it seems low on power,remove the muffler and clean out all carbon build-up,if it has power as in full throttle,then the carb is still dirty and needs to be rebuilt

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SOURCE: Homelite model UT21566 string trimmer runs only on

Your carb high and low settings may need tweaking if it's not a fuel or muffler issue. I believe needles are made only to be adjusted by a technician. If you want to try adjusting it yourself, google and you tube your to see how.

Posted on May 08, 2010

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There are only 3 things necessary for ignition.
1. fuel
2. air
3. spark

Use a starting fluid spray directly into air filter.
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remove the carburetor float bowl and then use a screwdriver to remove the jet locking nut in the tube the bowl nut attaches.
Use a small wire to remove the jet locking nut after it is loose. Then use the wire to remove the jet tube. Tube has several jet ports that should also be cleaned. reassemble. Allow carburetor bowl to refill then crank at full choke position. If the engine starts buy some techron fuel additive from an auto parts store and add 2-4 ounces to the gas for the next 2 tanks. this will completely clean the fuel system.

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Here is the long answer with everything we learned while using a power washer twice a day for years:: It covers the things you already tested, but doesn't hurt to repeat. Your problem is actually #8 on list below.

It sounds like could be one of the problems listed below or a combination of those things.
1) The exhaust is partially blocked. Check the screen covering exhaust port for carbon and dirt build-up. High-speed exhaust air must pass freely. We finally broke the exhaust screen out with a screwdriver to get our machine going one day.
2) Gas is not flowing freely to carburetor > under gas tank, find the rubber hose connected to carburetor. Pull off rubber hose and make sure gas flows freely. You can use this hose to drain gas tank of old gas ... and then put in fresh gas.
3) Carburetor is partially gummed up and engine cuts off when gas flow slows down. Buy some gum out, and then don't store power washer with gasoline in the tank. Or put additive in gas when storing machine.
4) The choke is letting in too much gas or not enough gas. Try different adjustments. The choke-lever on our power washer got so bad that we could not set throttle at full open or machine would die. We still use machine at 2/3 throttle, and then start each time using WD-40 as described below.
5) Dirty air filter that won't let engine breath enough air to keep up with combustion. Take off air filter and see if problem persists.
6) The spark coil is going bad?? Change spark plug to see if problem persists. Is spark plug wire pushed all the way onto the spark plug?

Now the nitty gritty
7) Take off air filter. Spray WD-40 directly into carburetor. Yes, we use WD-40 every time to start my power washer, and we use the washer twice a week.
Spray in the WD-40, Pull the engine cord. The engine will fire on WD-40. Guaranteed.
Once it starts, keep spraying WD-40 directly into carburetor to keep engine going.
If engine will not fire on WD-40, then your spark is suspect.

If your engine fires and runs on WD-40 but dies without it, then your gas supply or carburetor are suspect

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9) Spark ... take out spark plug. Put spark wire back on. Hold spark plug by spark wire. Touch metal threads of spark plug to metal opening where plug came out. Metal to metal. Pull back start cord and look for spark between the metal.
If you have no spark, then spark coil is bad >>> take machine to small engine repair shop

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