Generac 2800 Power washer is not starting

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Old 08-02-18, 08:04 AM
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Generac 2800 Power washer is not starting

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I am new member and this is my first post on this forum. I have Generac 2800 power washer. It is just come out of warranty. I have not use last year. This year it giving me hard time to start. I have clean old fuel tank. I have pulled out Carburetor and clean thoroughly with Carb cleaner (include nozzles). I have new engine oil in both dipstick area. I have checked spark and put new spark plug.
any suggestion?
 
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Old 08-02-18, 09:14 AM
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Almost always it's a fuel issue. One test is to remove the spark plug and put a teaspoon of fuel into the cylinder. Reinstall the spark plug. Try starting. If it sputters or runs a second then you have a fuel issue, probably the carburetor is clogged and needs cleaning again.
 
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Old 08-02-18, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for suggestion. I have cleaned carb last night and pull spark plug out and spray in starting fluid. It didn't start last night. I will try it again today. I have been told by Generac support team to put little sea form in it. I have done that before i have empty out my fuel tank. It is small engine but giving big trouble.
 
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Where specifically did you "spray in" the starting fluid?
 
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I have an older honda/comet pressure washer and it can be stubborn to start at times but if I pull the trigger and then pull the cord it will start right up. Not necessarily a fix but something you can try.
 
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Old 08-02-18, 01:49 PM
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After removing spark plug in spark plug hole.
 
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You can put gasoline directly into the cylinder by that method but not starting fluid. Starting fluid evaporates away very quickly and most will be gone before you can put the spark plug back in and hook up the wire. If using starting fluid give a shot into the throat of the carburetor and immediately try to start it.
 
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Old 08-07-18, 06:17 AM
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Thanks. I will try it out today and see if it start. If not, i am thinking to replace carburetor.
 
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Old 08-13-18, 07:20 AM
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I have bought new Carburetor and installed it yesterday. I spray starting fluid and it start briefly, I noticed oil leak from case cover area.
Also, I noticed some liquid particle spit out from smoke exit area. Before I open case cover, I tried to drain all oil and learned it was liquidizes.
I am not sure if fuel mix with oil. I found gasket was broken and plan to order new gasket. I am wondering how to verify that fuel mix with oil.
Yesterday afternoon it was 90 degree weather and wondering that make oil liquidizes.
Any suggestion? I need to fix my power washer.. I am not going to give up . This is 3 years old and only 5 times used...
 
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Old 08-13-18, 09:13 AM
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I tried to drain all oil and learned it was liquidizes.
What does that mean? motor oil is a liquid
am wondering how to verify that fuel mix with oil.
Do you mean has the gas gotten into the oil? if there is any question - change the oil! Or do you mean are you supposed to mix oil in the gas? is it a 2 cycle? all PWers I've seen were 4 cycle.
 
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Old 08-13-18, 09:41 AM
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What does that mean? motor oil is a liquid -- I mean Oil viscosity should be thicker.
I have drained all oil and ordering Case cover gasket and put new oil into.

Do you mean has the gas gotten into the oil? - yes.. that is what I am asking...

 
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If oil has gotten in the crankcase the oil will be thinner. If there is any doubt - change the oil.
 
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