Help with power washer

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  1. Belfastcleaning

    Belfastcleaning Grand Master
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    Anyone know their stuff on petrol power washers?

    Engine starts easy, idles and ticks over as it should, but as soon as I pull the trigger then engine just cuts out??

    Just wanted to ask here before I left it into the shop or before I start jumping on it lol
     
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  2. Podrikk007

    Podrikk007 Well-Known Member
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    Mine did that if I didn't give it time to warm up properley. Try leaving the choke on for a minute before you switch off and pull trigger


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  3. Belfastcleaning

    Belfastcleaning Grand Master
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    Not sure about that. It started going like this about an hour into a job.. I tried fOr ages after and kept happening lol
     
  4. mr shine

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    you could try checking the fuel filter and air filter you just blow them out also check the spark plug if there is a build up of carbon on the plug file with a fine sand paper and rinse in a drop of petrol to clean also check the oil levels also belfast you should have the water running and you finger on the trigger of the lance when starting otherwise you will blow the seal on the pump this happened to me with a new washer luckily enough it was still under warranty i hope this is not the problem with yours as it should cost 70 to 100 quid to repair i hope this is some help to you
     
  5. Belfastcleaning

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    Cheers, I will try starting with water running. I was shown to start then put water on, but always release the pressure in the trigger. Yes I hope it dosent cost me that either lol
     
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