Small Engine Problems? Ask an Engine Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Have you checked for spark>
i don't know anything about power washers
can you explain what the spark is?
or what should i be checking about spark?
Do you know what the spark plug is?
can you remove it?
let me try
i'll be back in a couple of min
when you remove it hook the spark plug wire back on it and place the plug so it is touching the engine. Turn over the engine while watching the plug to see if you have spark. you should see a small white/blue spark in the gap of the plug.
i don't have any tools to remove the spark. i have to go to home depot to get something
what do you mean "turn over the engine"?
i may not be able to start the engine while just holding spark close to the engine
Pull the pull cord like you are going to start it
ok - i'll try that
How long has it sit since you last ran it?
it's been a couple of years
but i tried last year and it didn't work
i just gave up as i didn't need it that much
but now i need it and need to get it to work
On the bottom of the carb you have a float bowl. it should have bolt in the middle of it. My bet it if you remove the bolt (remove float bowl) it is gummed up.
can you please translate that into plain english
english is my 2nd language and i am not familiar with that terminology
what is gummed up?
ok - so i should i forget the spark for now and focus on removing the bolt
The float bowl will look something like this...
yes. I would bet you are not getting gas to the engine
so remove the bolt and clean up
put the fresh gas into the tank?
This is what one looks like removed so you know what bolt to remove
well yes and no
let me find one more image for you
can you tell me what i need to do and i'll try it out
i have to go in 10 min and will be back in a couple of hours
i'll let you know what i find out
just give me the steps
here is a good video for you...
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darn let me try another way
it's ok i can try to copy the link
I think that will take you there
its not a Honda but it gives you the basic idea...