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Gas powered pressure washer will only start with trigger handle pulled.


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02-01-14, 02:19 PM   #1  
Gas powered pressure washer will only start with trigger handle pulled.

I have a nearly new gas pressure washer with a pull rope that is impossible to pull unless the wand trigger handle is pulled. In other words without water flowing out of the wand the engine will NOT pull. If I clamp the trigger open and then pull the rope it starts and runs fine.

What can be causing this?

 
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02-01-14, 04:19 PM   #2  
Common problem, often it's the unloaded valve.
What happens once you get it running and you let go of the handle?

 
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02-02-14, 05:25 AM   #3  
Typical problem. Have you cleaned or cleared the nozzle filter?
I have Sears unit that it happens about once every season.

 
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