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Pressure washer: Overfilled oil really really really badly


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07-23-17, 01:08 PM   #1  
Pressure washer: Overfilled oil really really really badly

Re: Pressure washer, Snapper, Model 020397-00, 3100 PSI, Briggs & Stratton Engine

Today I joined the Dunces Club International while changing oil in pressure washer. I do very limited DIY but even then I don't know what was I thinking. Please help by suggesting my next steps if recovery is possible.

This pressure washer has oil fill plug in a very inconvenient position. So to "help" myself I set myself on autopilot with brains set aside to rest on the floor. I then tilted the pressure washer . And I tilted it a lot. Yes, you read that right. Filled the oil and screwed the oil fill cap in. It was that precise moment, I realized what I had done - it was the "oh gawd" moment So I leveled the washer and unscrewed the oil fill cap. Oil came gushing out (of course, all over the garage floor, cardboard boxes underneath were of no help).

Well, now the oil is at the correct level. I checked the air filter, it looks pristine and is oil-free.

I did not start/run the pressure washer; in fact, it has no gas in it. That's the only good news here. Now what next? Should I just put in gas and try to start? What should expect in that case?

Thanks so much your help!

 
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07-23-17, 01:12 PM   #2  
Other than making the mess there shouldn't be any issues from temporarily over filling it with oil.


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07-23-17, 01:16 PM   #3  
I agree with Mark. Nothing damaged there.


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07-23-17, 01:38 PM   #4  
Thank you! This is great news.

 
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