craftsman power washer won't start

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Old 10-08-09, 07:44 AM
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craftsman power washer won't start

I have a Craftsman power washer 580-751651 that won't start. I purchased the power washer at a garage sale. I replaced the carborator and still will not start. Where should I go from here. The carborator I purchase was a replacement from Sears.
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Old 10-08-09, 08:37 AM
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Do you have spark? .
 
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Old 10-08-09, 12:03 PM
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Yes, I had the air filter off and it would backfire in the carborator. It has gas. Could it be the intake value not opening. Is there a way to check it.
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Old 10-08-09, 12:22 PM
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Sears site has gone SOUTH so I can not determine what engine you have. That will be helpful. Post the engine numbers.
It does appear as though you may have a low oil sensor...?
Check for spark. Backfire does not confirm you have consistent spark.
Others with better resources for info than I will be more able to help.
 
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Old 10-08-09, 01:21 PM
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craftsman power washer won't start

It does have an oil sensor. I have made sure that it does have oil and the light is not coming on. I have pulled the plug and crank the engine and it does have spark. Let me know how to proceed.
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Old 10-08-09, 06:01 PM
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Since you have no idea of the past life this unit may have lived,, I think checking for compression may be a good place to start... You have spark & a new carb,, only one thing missing,,,, let's check if it has compression & go from there.... Roger
 
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