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If i didnt have enough oil when using and broke it, can it be repaired or is it cheaper to get a new pressure washer

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Hi, with lack of oil, I would say that the engine is ruined internally. This of course depends on what is broken internally. One can purchase another engine or what is called a long block. The long block consists of the engine without all the external parts. You would then transfer the parts from your old engine to the new one. I would check at a Briggs dealer near you as to what options they have. Sometimes the long block is a cheaper alternative and you reuse your pressure washer pump with it. Labor is a big factor in this as well. If you are able and can do the work then this is also a consideration. With a new complete unit however, you get a warranty. Another factor is the age of your unit. It might be better to get a newer one as to the usage of your existing pump.

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Check your ignition, sounds like you are not getting fire. Also check to see if it has an instrument that want let it start if the oil is to low. It could have Malfunctioned. Also double check your oil and make sure there's enough in it.

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Here is the long answer with everything we learned while using a power washer twice a day for years::
This assumes you did not turn power washer over or on its side to drain oil, or dirty oil will flow into carburetor requiring complete carburetor cleaning.

It sounds like could be one of the problems listed below or a combination of those things.
1) The exhaust is partially blocked. Check the screen covering exhaust port for carbon and dirt build-up. High-speed exhaust air must pass freely. We finally broke the exhaust screen out with a screwdriver to get our machine going one day.
2) Gas is not flowing freely to carburetor > under gas tank, find the rubber hose connected to carburetor. Pull off rubber hose and make sure gas flows freely. You can use this hose to drain gas tank of old gas ... and then put in fresh gas.
3) Carburetor is partially gummed up and engine cuts off when gas flow slows down. Buy some gum out, and then don't store power washer with gasoline in the tank. Or put additive in gas when storing machine.
4) The choke is letting in too much gas or not enough gas. Try different adjustments. The choke-lever on our power washer got so bad that we could not set throttle at full open or the machine would die. We still use the machine at 2/3 throttle, and then start it each time using WD-40 as described below.
5) Dirty air filter that won't let engine breath enough air to keep up with combustion. Take off air filter and see if problem persists.
6) The spark coil is going bad?? Change spark plug to see if problem persists. Is spark plug wire pushed all the way onto the spark plug?

Now the nitty gritty: we're gonna start that thing right now
7) Take off air filter. Spray WD-40 directly into carburetor. Yes, we use WD-40 every time to start my power washer, and we use the washer twice a week.
Spray in the WD-40, Pull the engine cord. The engine will fire on WD-40. Guaranteed.
Once it starts, keep spraying WD-40 directly into carburetor to keep engine going.
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If your engine fires and runs on WD-40 but dies without it, then your gas supply or carburetor are suspect
8) Carburetor problem >>> try Gum out >>> and then take machine to small engine repair shop
9) Spark ... take out spark plug. Put spark wire back on. Hold spark plug by spark wire. Touch metal threads of spark plug to metal opening where plug came out. Metal to metal. Pull back start cord and look for spark between the metal.
If you have no spark, then spark coil is bad >>> take machine to small engine repair shop

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