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Cannot pull cord on pressure washer


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05-04-13, 07:33 PM   #1  
Cannot pull cord on pressure washer

I have a Tahoe Pressure Washer with a Honda GX200 small engine. Bought this at an auction, so do not have any history on it.

When I pull the cord it comes out around 6 inches and stops. Does not feel that it is even getting to the engine.

I tried pulling the spark plug out and pulling the cord - no change.

Anyone have any idea on what I can try? Any advice would be welcomed.

 
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05-04-13, 08:04 PM   #2  
I'd say you probably need to check the oil in the engine and the washer and see which is out. One of them is probably locked up. If both are full of oil, try to rotate the flywheel by hand and see if you can turn it.


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05-04-13, 08:22 PM   #3  
ok, where is the flywheel? (wish I was kidding)

 
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05-04-13, 08:52 PM   #4  
It's the big round thing behind the cover with the pull rope assembly on it. It has a white fan mounted on it.


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05-04-13, 09:08 PM   #5  
Appreciate the help, will try that tomorrow morning.

 
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05-05-13, 02:56 PM   #6  
Pulled off the cover and could not turn it with my hands, put a socket on the bolt and with a bit of force was able to turn it. Reassembled it and now it pulls fine. Any idea on what causes that?

 
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05-05-13, 06:12 PM   #7  
Could have been a lot of things... something was stuck, rusted, and you broke it, freed it, or bent it when you forced it. The problem may show when you try to get this working, if it was more than just stuck.


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