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Dayton 5000 psi pressure washer

It has a briggs and stratton engine. it won't start, looks as if it was choked. but it was fine last time I used it a week ago.

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  • t_sulzer Jun 22, 2008

    Have a Stratton & Briggs 6.5 Pressure Washer that will not start. Have not used it in a while. It has a first kick start but shuts off almost immediately. Will not restart until you let it sit. Have just changed the spark plug, has new gas & has oil.

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