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I think my son put the wrong gas into my power washer what do i do now -- it coughed, knocked and emitted a burning smell, it was diesel, i think

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I would drain all the gas possible. Take out the spark plug(s). Spray some carb cleaner into the head. Spray some into the carb. Let it sit 10 minutes. Put the correct gas in. Replace plugs and try running it

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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