Honda GX390 cranking problem

Reply

  #1  
Old 04-30-11, 02:26 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 16
Honda GX390 cranking problem

I have a Honda GX390 13hp engine connected to a pressure washer pump. When attempting to crank the engine with the pull rope it is very difficult and most of the time the rope handle is, or nearly is, jerked out of my hand. I think my arm is a little longer from repeated attempts at cranking the engine. Removing the spark plug allows the engine crankshaft and pressure washer pump to rotate freely. Is there a compression release valve on this engine that may be sticking? Any other ideas would be helpful. Thanks!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-30-11, 07:34 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,822
Sounds like there is oil or gas in the cylinder. Is the spark plug wet with gas or oil? Was it stored other than right side up?
 
  #3  
Old 05-03-11, 07:57 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 16
no oil or gas in cylinder. engine was stored properly but it has been about a year since last used. i have put fresh gas in it and changed the oil. engine probably has less than 50 hours on it.
 
  #4  
Old 05-04-11, 12:04 AM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,822
Try starting it with the wand trigger pulled. I have a pressure washer with the same engine and it does the same for me sometimes if the unloader valve doesn't kick in and relieve some pressure.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes