Honda GCV 190 pressure washer turns off after spray

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Old 05-06-14, 07:27 AM
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Honda GCV 190 pressure washer turns off after spray

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I purchased a refurbished Honda pressure washer last year, did not use it for a year, it sat in the box. When I tried to use it this year, it turned on, but as soon as I spray it turns off. And it won't start again until a day or 2 later. It seems brand new, and when it starts, it runs, as soon as I spray it turns off. Any help is appreciated.
 
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Old 05-06-14, 09:35 AM
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Does it have spark when it dies?
 
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Old 05-06-14, 09:37 AM
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spark? you mean like does it spark? NO..it just dies..and it won't turn on again.
 
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Old 05-06-14, 09:47 AM
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The engine has to have spark at the spark plug... you need to determine if the plug is sparking or not.... it's step one in the diagnostic procedure I'm trying to help you with.
 
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Old 05-06-14, 09:56 AM
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well it starts after 1-2 days...I am not sure what you mean by spark plug, sorry I am not very familiar with this stuff, but can figure it out (Im in IT)>
 
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Old 05-06-14, 10:56 AM
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Okay, do you have hand tools? Did you make sure the oil level is full? Is the gas valve turned all the way on?
 
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Old 05-06-14, 11:01 AM
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Yes, I have alot of tools, and yes oil is full and gas is full and it is turned on..like I said, if I go back today, it will turn on, and stay on, as soon as i Press the hose to spray, it'll turn off.
 
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Old 05-06-14, 03:36 PM
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The spark plug is what ignites the fuel. Look at your manual and read the maintenance portion to familiarize yourself with the different parts of the engine... spark plug should be covered there. Take the plug out and lay it against a metal part of the engine and see if it sparks after it has shut off and won't restart.
 
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