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The pull start broke off when I was starting the pressure washer. I bought a new coil w/handle but I can't figure how or where to attach it. We took off the face guard and I'm staring at this big circular silver thing which I'm assuming starts the engine. How do I get that off and what do I attach the sting to. Thanks!

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    can you tell me what engine is on it?Briggs? Honda?

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Pressure washers work under very dirty conditions, no wonder they encounter engine problems. Here are a few pointers from a former pressure pump tech. The unloader is a source of engine overloading however this can easily be checked with a pressure guage attached to the gun with a tee fitting having the guage and the normal tip used for the unit. The pressure should never rise over rated pressure. The pressure should drop considrably when trigger is released. The life of the pump and engine can be increased by setting max pressure to 75% of rating. Most engine problems are from following conditions:
Leaking or misadjusted valves; clogged muffer /spark arrester; weak spark coil that is about to fail completely; kill switch/oil sensor wiring and or sensor mal function; gas cap not venting properly causing vacuum in tank and wet or dirty air filter.
All these problems easy to check, fastest repair is to disconnect oil sensor wire to check oil safety system. Then temp replace coil with known good coil. Loosen muffer bolts to check for clogged muffler. Temp run engine without gas cap to check for vacuum. Finally if everything fails, run the engine with carb cleaner spraying directly into the intake. If the engine continues to run with carb cleaner then the problem is fuel delivey and faulty carb. enjoy

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SOURCE: honda powered gx160 model pressure washer wont start

Buy a new plug, drain out all of the old gas and put in new gas, and take a look at the air cleaner. If the air cleaner is dirty replace it. There you now have a good spark, good fuel and good air. The engine should start. If it doesn't get some carberator cleaner spray and some starting fluid spray.

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complete pull rope units are available for appx $23

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SOURCE: Pressure washer with Honda GX160 5.5 HP OHV-Starts easily but...

what about the linkage between the governer and the carb. Is that working and not binding?

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SOURCE: Honda engine pressure washer won't start

Remove the sparkplug spray isoproxyl (rubbing) alchohol in the cylinder and on the sparkplug this will "dry out the engine" reassemble and, start the engine.
It should start as a "wet with gasoline" sparkplug can not spark nor, will liquid gasoline ignite

Posted on May 23, 2010

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