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Craftsman Pressure Washer 2.3 GPM 2550PSi

I was using my craftsman pressure washer for 3rd time. I had been using it for about 45min and it just stopped working. I had run out of gas. I filled tank with new gas and now pressure washer will not start. I waiting about 2 hours and tried to start it again. I have not been able to get this started...Any Advice?

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  • E00912 Jun 02, 2010

    wolverine494, thanks for the reply. There is no fuel filter on this model and its an "EasyStart" model its primer less. Any other suggestions.?

  • E00912 Jun 02, 2010

    This unit is primerless "easystart" system. There is not fuel filter either.

  • E00912 Jun 02, 2010

    This unit is primerless and has not fuel filter..its an "EasyStart" Model.


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Your fuel cap has a venting system that runs through the threads and not a hole on top. If you tighten your cap to tight it will cause a vacuum build up in the tank and not allow fuel to travel to the carburetor. Hope this helps.

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If there is a fuel filter running completely out of fuel sometimes allows all of the bad stuff in the fuel tank to plug the fuel filter (if it has one). press the primer bulb until you can hear fuel, then it should start.

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  • Mike Squire Jun 02, 2010

    Have you checked to make sure it has spark when you set the lever to start it?

  • Mike Squire Jun 21, 2010

    I would return it to the store unless you want to investigate further. You can remove the fuel hose from the carburetor to see if fuel is getting TO the carb at all, if yes then remove the float bowl by taking the nut off of the bottom. If fuel does not flow from the needle valve when the float swings down the needle valve could be a plugged or stuck. If the bowl was full of fuel and the needle valve works as it should the main jet may be plugged. The main jet looks like a brass screw that is slotted and screwed into the bottom of the carburetor. Remove it and blow out the tiny holes; once you do all of this it should elliminate any fuel issue and if it will still not start it must be electrical such as a bad plug or other grounding of the ignition system. Either way it should not be happening to a brand new machine. Mine is over three years old and not a single issue with the engine or pump yet so what you are experiencing is not normal at all.


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