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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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I have a 580 craftsman pressure washer - won't start - after

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I have a 580 craftsman pressure washer - won't start - after removing spark plug, no gas smell. Should i buy a new carburetor or try to clean this one out?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: Fresh gas - first time this year - no choke only on/off switch. no combustion
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Do you have any carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid?
Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.
Did you leave gas inside your fuel tank over the winter months?
Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.
If you have carburetor cleaner, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start up briefly.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I did not run the engine dry or winterize - the carb spray did not yield any combustion
Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.
Are you saying that the carburetor spray did not cause your engine to start? If not, you may not be getting spark to your spark plug.