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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My Honda power washer with a GCV160 engine wont start. It

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My Honda power washer with a GCV160 engine won't start. It sat used for several month. I am pretty sure I ran the carburator dry the last time I used it. Checked the spark plug; put a little gas directly in the dylinder, and it briefly fired. checked the float bowl - had gas in it. any suggestions?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Kyle N. replied 6 years ago.
Get a can of starter fluid and spray a little in the air filter housing with the filter removed and see if it will run briefly on the spray. Let me know.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
It worked. Thanks.
Expert:  Kyle N. replied 6 years ago.
Did it work and not die after the spray or just run on spray and die?