Gas Leak at auto primer on pressure washer

Old 05-24-16, 08:18 AM
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Gas Leak at auto primer on pressure washer

I have a Craftsman pressure washer, model 580.752830 with Briggs and Stratton Professional Engine. I took it into a shop to have a season tune up and when i got it back and put gas in the tank, i noticed gas was leaking from the auto primer with a constant drip. The shop that fixed it is being a butthole about it and for the past 3 days they say some1 will come fix it but nobody comes and don't believe em anymore. Time to learn something new now!!!! i called around and seems like i am getting same advice that it has to do with carburator, needle, and valve. I am hoping some1 could direct me to a video or be very specific with my model pressure washer showing how and what to look for and repair this. *fingers crissed"
Old 05-24-16, 10:29 AM
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The neeedle is not seating correctly in the carb. Just drop the bowl off the carburetor and see what's going on. It might just be stuck from sitting.
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First mistake, taking it in for a "tune up".
If your lucky there going to change the plug, air filter and the oil.
A simple job that you could have done yourself for about 1/3 the cost.
Special steps need to be taken for gas powered tools that only get used a couple times a year.
Only use non ethanol fuel.
Let them run out of fuel before storing.
Highly unlikely they rebuilt the carb, as part of a "tune up" even though about 90% of small engine issues are fuel related.
Ethanol fuel soaks up moisture from the air, makes fuel lines brittle, forms a gummy materail that clogs up everything.

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