difficulty starting tecumseh


Old 04-19-00, 04:28 AM
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I have a year old Sears pressure washer and it takes a great deal of effort to start it each time I use it. I have contacted customer service without much satisfaction. Does anyone have any suggestions other than "use Briggs and Stratton or Honda"?
Old 04-21-00, 08:37 PM
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You didn't mention what difficulties your having starting the pressure washer. I'll assume it's after a long period of non useage.

Therefore, I'll make a few suggestions.

If you flushed out the old fuel and added fresh fuel and are still having a difficult time starting, there is most likely clogged ports in the carb.

A carb removal and internal cleaning will then be needed. You can also try a shot of quick start in the carb and see if that helps.

Try leaving the choke ON slightly once the engine has started. If that improves the running, it's a sure bet the carb is clogged.

Try installing a new spark plug too.

After you try these steps, advise your findings and add more detail <be more specific> and I'll try to help more.

Good Luck

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