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Have used this pressure washer for years with no problems other than trigger assembly replacement, and have used it well since the replacement in early summer so I don't think it's related.
Emptied the gas can into it a couple of weeks ago, used it a few minutes and it suddenly stopped like it does when the gas runs out. It sat for about a week and I tried again... when I start it up it's fine until I pull the trigger. Works for a few minutes and then starts sputtering; if I release the trigger it runs well, pull the trigger and it sputters, starts to lose power and then dies.
I use it exactly as I always have. I'm wondering if there was some water or junk in the bottom of the gas can?
Info from the machine: Troy-Bilt 2450 PSI, 2.5 GPM, Honda Engine GC 160, 5.0.
I'm a reasonably handy woman but no mechanic... be gentle! Thanks for your help.
It is a always a good idea to clean out the gas tank and use new fuel, however, this sounds like an RPM problem. Try adjusting the RPM up a tad and see if it runs better when you load it. If the RPM isn't the problem, you may have to clean the carburetor thoroughly.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
check the non-return valves in the pump block. if these are damaged or dirty you pressure will be greatly reduced. they are located behind the 3 lage brass hexagonal caps.
I hope this helps
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
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