Pressure washer


Old 07-27-05, 01:59 PM
Jim St
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Pressure washer

I have a Craftsman pressure washer with a 5.5 Honda engine. My problem is that it starts fine while having the power nozzle engaged but when I let off of the nozzle, the engine cuts off. I have let the engine warm up and when I try to cut back on the choke it wants to cut off also. Is this a tune-up problem or something else? Thanks.
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Old 07-27-05, 08:34 PM
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Since it won't run with out the choke I would suspect tune up or carb adjustment. I have a comet with 5hp honda which has always run fine until I used it last weekend. Like yours mine won't run when you release the trigger. Mine runs great [with out choke] while washing. If someone posts the fix for yours let us know - it might give me a leg up on repairing mine.
Old 07-28-05, 09:30 PM
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Boy does this sound familer
Maybe we can get a volume discount
My Craftsman won't stay running w/o the choke
Once I start spraying it's OK
I assumed it's in need of a tune-up or adjustment of some sort
I figured I'd take it in but I just can't take it out of service right now
I've been dealing with it
I don't know if it'll make it till Autumn though
I'm sure it'll just get worse
Guess I'll hang out with you guys in the mean time, if you don't mind
Maybe someone will come along with a fix

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