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Can I run the engine dry of gas without putting the water on,for winter storage.

Trying to get it ready for winter,with out hauling out the hose to hook-up the water.

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There is no fuel pump it's purely gravity feed. At the bottom of the carb should be a bolt with a nut on it loosen the nut and start backing this out it is actually a needle valve and they frequently get corroded and need to be cleaned. Fuel should be coming out of the bottom of the carb, reinstall it and try again. If it's still not working your float may be stuck, or your carb is gunked up. I'd pull the carb get a carb kit and rebuild it. It's about a twenty minute job. Or take it into a mower shop and have them do it if your not comfortable trying. Gas won't flow out on the cylinder side unless you have a problem gas has to be sucked out of the carb by the negative pressure in the engine.

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I have a similar problem and diagnosed it to be a problem with the gun. I spoke to a technician that services this pressure washer and he walked me through all the diagnostic steps. The pump is working because there is pressure being built up and the gun sort of works because you can get water out before the washer is started. The technician said that the mechanism inside the gun is either clogged or broken. I am going to Home Depot or Lowes to purchase a new gun and will try it tonight. Guns are only about $30-40. He said generic is fine as long as the thread matches and PSI is in range. Good luck!

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Your water system is plugged with "gunk"
You will need to slush it out with water and air pressure if you can until it runs clear

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How can i get condensation out of gas


Hello Gary William Hill Sr.,

Water in the fuel is really more common than you'd imagine... in reasonable quantities is no problem that cant be easily handled.

Amazon, Costco or your friendly Chevron Station... (below)

Any alcohol based (most of them) fuel additive will absorb minimal amounts of water... and pass quite harmlessly through (MOST) fuel systems

(all MY caution is about 25+ vintage vehicles).

The alcohol "absorbs" the water... Running gas with methanol should also accomplish the deed for you... assuming you have a MODERN METHANOL capable fuel system.

If it is an OLDER CAR (vintage)... been sitting around... avoid the
MODERN METHANOL stunt... bad idea...
(eats old style fuel lines... among other things).

But all winter (above water) should NOT pose any major issues.
If you want to be super careful shoot a little penetrating oil into your SPARK-PLUG holes before turning on that ignition.

Purists...
The fool-proof way is to drain the bottom of the tank (preferably) before any corrosion starts (routine preflight fuel check).

Hope this helps... Work/Drive safely.

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Your tractor should have come with a blend of antifreeze just like a car. You can go to any auto-parts store to get a tester and see what temperature your coolant will freeze at is. As long as that temp is lower than your local chills you're good in that department (it is very important as freezing water will crack a block, or radiator, or plastic hose connections)


I also strongly recommend that you fill your gas tank fully and add seafoam or some other winterizing additive to your fuel before filling it to ensure you don't get water build up in the tank and that it doesn't gunk up in the carb. Some also like to just run it out of fuel completely. I personally don't like to let me seals dry up this way. I will sometimes put a vice grip on the fuel line after the filter to stop the fuel then run the engine until just the carb itself is empty.

In general, unless you have access to fuel with ZERO ethanol, it is bad to let these engines sit without running for more than a few weeks at a time. The carbs on these small engines are not designed to handle modern fuels with ethanol and the ethanol fuel seems to quickly turn into a coagulated mess in the carb's fuel bowl. I like to run mine every 2 to 3 weeks even if it's just to warm it up for 20 minutes all year even when I'm not using it.

I also strongly recommend a battery tender. A single winter without running will ruin these smaller batteries, especially in cold temps, a battery tender will resolve this problem. If you don't park near an outlet, just remove the battery and put it near one. :) .

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Please do this: Get a fuel stabilizer such as StaBil, from your auto parts or motorcycle shop place. Go to the gas station, put the amount of stabilizer required in yourf tank, then fill the tank. Go for a little ride. When you get home, turn off the fuel valve. Let the engine run until it stop (runs out of gas). Store your bike in a cool, dry place.

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