Pressure Washer engine won't start

September 14th, 2011

I have a Craftsman Pressure Washer - model # 580.752710. I put gas in the tank yesterday for the first time in many months. After pulling the starting cord a few times, the engine started right up, but quit after only a few seconds. When trying to re-start it, the cord was very hard to pull. Figuring that there wasn't enough oil in the cylinder to lube the system at first (after sitting for mionths), I coaxed it though a few more pulls to lube the cyclinder and it did loosen up.

After that, it wouldn't start at all. After trying to choke it again (no luck) and then trying to run the extra gas out by then pulling the cord without choking (in case it was flooded), I noticed that gas was dripping steadily from under the air filter. I removed the air filter and the housing only to see that fuel is just flowing in a steady drip from the opening where the fuel and air get mixed (under the choke valve).

Obviously, gas is flowing freely to the carb. In fact, that is part of the problem now. I don't even want to try starting the unit again until I find out why the fuel is leaking.

Craftsman , Washers
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Manage My Life
The Managemylife web site is a good resource to find out what may be happening to your Craftsman Pressure Washer. I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties you’re having with your unit. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an excellent article that also has multiple expert answers at the bottom of the web page that addresses the most common questions that have been asked by other members. I hope this will help until your expert can answer your specific question. I attached the link below.
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September 14th, 2011
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