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Must wait 30-40 mins to restart engine

Craftsman 3000 psi Briggs and Straton- Bought new. Started rightup but after about 20 mins of use I shut it down to add more gas. Woould not restart. Each time I use it and shut it down I have to wait atleast 30 min before it will restart but runs fine once started. The gas is new premium.

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Check your manual to see if it call for premium or regular. Premium has less energy per gallon and is designed for higher compression engines. What makes it "premium" is more anti-knock compounds - not better quality or performance. Sounds like a vapor lock problem that resolves as the engine cools. Regular gas may help with that.

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