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Won't run with air filter on

My pressure washer won't stay running with the air filter on. It will run for a minute or so but then dies. Both the air filter and pressure washer are brand new with only about 2 hours of use.

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  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    Stored pressure washer for one year, went to use it and it won't keep running. We have replaced float valve and cleaned the carburator. Engine will run with float valve off, but will only run a few seconds with it on. Can anyone help ?

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I have a fairly new pressure washer with the same problem and discovered that because it was temporarily stored on its back (rather than upright), oil seeped into the air filter housing. If you look at the air filter it may not look like it has oil on it - especially if the oil is new. Mine runs fine without the air filter, but as soon as I put it in, it does the same as yours. I came across this site since I am looking to order a new filter. Hope this helps.

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