Briggs and Stratton 7HP pressure washer will start and run a bit then dies.


Old 06-05-13, 12:25 PM
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Unhappy Briggs and Stratton 7HP pressure washer will start and run a bit then dies.

I have a Briggs and Stratton 7 hp pressure washer and it was sitting for awhile and i dumped the gas and replaced it with known good gas,checked the spark plug, cleaned the brass fitting that is in the carb that i read is a problem and after cleaning that it stayed running for a bit but before it didnt run at all. Now it shuts off after a few minutes and then i have to choke it to start it again and it keeps doing it. what am i doing wrong here? whats the problem?
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Old 06-05-13, 04:23 PM
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Check that the fuel cap is venting properly. Have a good one. Geo
Old 06-05-13, 06:01 PM
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You might also want to perform your work while no pressure hose is attached but of course with water running as not to damage the pump. Having a hose connected on a machine that has sat a while may not be unloading properly causing high static pump pressure which will also be a cause for that 7hp to die out if already in a weak state.

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