Karcher 2800 power washer


Old 09-08-13, 04:08 PM
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I have what should be a simple problem, but it seems that even simple can be a problem. The honda engine on the karcher will fire up with starting fluid, but it will not continue. Please don't ask if there is gas? but it may be a fuel problem. There is no fuel shut off, and I do not believe there is a fuel pump, but there is this round black unit that is near the fuel tank and carb. Now that may be a type of diaphragm fuel pump, but I can not find any reference to it on a parts listing. I do not have a lot of knowledge on Honda engines so that could also be a problem. I believe this question is a long shot, but could a bad spark plug, fire using starting fluid,but not stay running? I hate to take this thing in to a shop for something simple. Thanks to all up front.
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Here is a link to Honda's site. You can down load the manual free.

Honda Engines - GC190 Owner's Manual
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Time to rebuild or replace the carburetor.
Old 09-08-13, 06:56 PM
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Yep, sounds like the carburetor needs cleaning.
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