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My honda gcv 160 pressure washer won't start. change the spark plug and drain the fuel in carb, still won's start. any help?

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One thing you might try would be to remove the spark plug and give a little spray of carb cleaner in to the plug hole, then reinstall the plug and try to start it. If there's just not enough vacuum to get fuel to the cylinder, getting the engine to fire off the cleaner may provide enough oomph to get the engine started and running.

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Hi my name is Garry, My Karcher pressure washer is not getting gas and won't start. If I pour gas directly down the carburetor it will start. What could this be I replaced the spark plug and cleaned...

Hi Gary,
Looking at your owners manual I see this is a Honda GCV 160 engine. (owners manual)

Download this carb check sheet and follow the steps:

You have debris in the main orfice jet or tube. These are removed from the threaded area of the float bowl nut with a screwdriver that fits EXACTLY into the brass slots of the orifice and after orifice removal the main fuel tube. IF you damage these during removal i..e you use the wrong screwdriver or damage the thread slots you can end up having to change the carb. Just make sure the screw driver engages the orifice and fuel tube slots fully.

After cleaning the main fuel orifice and fuel tube check fuel flow into he float bowl. It should fill a spray paint can lid in around 10 seconds. If you do not have this kind of fuel flow.. investigate from the float needle back to the fuel tank outlet for restricions.

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did you leave fuel in it from last year, if so remove all fuel from tank, drain carb. (remove float bowl if it doesn't have a drain bolt) put in fresh fuel, check your oil level and you should be good to go. if not, please take it to a qualified tech. for carb. cleaning.


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Hi , I think you need someone to remind you these engins are not made by god and they work by obeying three simple rules ,
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2.compression,,can you feel strong compression ,
3.fuel , is the right amount of fuel getting in , is the air mixture good ,

Now try these things

Find the manual and PROPPER set the gap in the spark plug ,
clean and check the air filter ,
remove all fuel and replace with brand new,
check the fuel filter,even in the tank tap?
undo the screw at the carb bowl , can you see petrol leaking ,

If everything checks out then try this to get it started,,

spray "easystart" in the carb , bypassing the air filter ,
if it wants to start but cant for long then its a carb problem
check float hight , float needle,jets and pins ,too much air getting in

find someone thats good on motorbikes , They like me know all the tricks to get things to start ,

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Check the fuel.

Drain some of the fuel into a white contain...I use a paint can lid. If it yellow to orange in color it's bad. You can pour the fuel into your car to get rid of it. A car has electronics that will compensate for poor fuel quality, small engines don't.

Check spark.

Remove the spark plug and reinstall the wire. Lay plug on the engine block where it can contact it. Pull over the engine. You should see spark. If not change the plug. If still no, I give you further instructions.

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