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Curtis B.
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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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Have a gx390 power washer was going well then spluttered to

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Have a gx390 power washer was going well then spluttered to a halt ,when went start again seems to have to much compression on it
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Seems to have plenty of oil in engine ,recently purchased recoil starter because original teeth took too long to catch
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Remove spark plug and see if engine turns any easier.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

If still hard to turn need to separate the pump from the engine to see if it is the pump locking engine or a bad engine.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Has started again but problem seems to be when engine is warmed up
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
What type of oil for the pump
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

There is a pump oil made for pressure washers.