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Engine satlling Does anyone know why my pressure washer keeps doing this, it dosnt matter weather the hoses are attached, with water flowing, it just seems to run fine for 2min then start pulsing and the completely stall?it started happening after i filled it up with petrol

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If it acts like this with the hoses disconnected, I would guess that either you got bad gas, or if it was sitting for a while before this, that there is varnish in the carburetor and when the choke goes off it starves for fuel. I would try Seafoam or Gumout to dissolve it before taking it apart and mechanically cleaning it. If it only does it with the hoses attached, it may be an unloader valve in the unit that is sticking. Good luck.

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