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I am unable to start the gas honda engine on my pressure washer.

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Three things are needed to make your engine run. 1) Fuel. Make sure you have fuel in the tank. You can also check flow through the fuel filter. 2) Oxygen. The carb (choke) should be working. I've never seen one fail in a Honda machine. and 3) Ignition (spark). Some models have a low oil shutoff which shorts out the magneto if the oil level gets too low. Also, check the spark plug. If it's questionable, replace it. You can take out the plug, hold it to the engine case with the lead attached, pull the pullcord, and should see a spark jump at the end of the plug. If it does not then you can rule out the fuel & air for now. The plug should also be wet from fuel. If it is not then you can rule out 2 and 3 for now.

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