Honda GX240 Must be choked to start, even warm starts

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Old 08-16-09, 08:38 PM
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Honda GX240 Must be choked to start, even warm starts

Okay, in the scheme of things, not a big problem. But I inadvertently ran my pressure washer out of gas, Apparently that concentrated, what ever sediment in the tank enough to jack the carb. I refueled it, would not start. So, I took carb down cleaned everything out. The machine runs great now. On cold start, choke it, and it starts in one pull, as it did berfore. However, the issue I am having is that I now must choke the machine to warm start also. It starts in 1/2 to 1 pull. As soon as it is started, warm or cold, I take the choke off and it runs perfectly. I for the life of me cannot figure out why it is doing it, I tore it down onec more to insure gaskets turned the right way, recleaned jets, made sure every nook and cranny was clean, same results.

What am I missing?

Scott
 
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Old 08-17-09, 07:30 PM
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Did you remove the jet from the top of the carb (black plastic one)? I think that carb has what I'm thinking of, just under the idle screw. If it runs right and you are convinced the carb is clean, I wouldn't worry about it.
 
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Old 08-20-09, 08:38 AM
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I am ALMOST absolutely positive it is all clean. :-)

I did clean the vent, jet or whatever you mention. I checked valve clearanc, etc. I happened to notice some water at the bottom of the tank, I could not see it in the sunlight, but could see the layer in there with a flashlight. I dumped the tank, and drained the bowl, forgot sediment bowl, however. I filled with clean treated gas, I have nto run it very long, yet, but it has restarted a couple times without the choke. I am hoping that after running for a bit longer, it will clear all the way up.

Thanks for the reply.
 
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Old 08-20-09, 09:48 AM
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Use the these instructions as a go by to clean the carburetor.

http://www.honda-engines-eu.com/en/images/59138.pdf
 
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Great Instruction Sheet

Thanks, I really appreciate it. Airman.
 
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