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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 Engine GCV 160 appears to be locked up. The rope

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my Honda Engine GCV 160 appears to be locked up. The rope pulley will not spin so the engine will not start. What can I do to get it operational and why would it lock up
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Customer: It was running and seemed to slow on power when using the sprayer. Once I stopped using the sprayer it immediately shut off and when I tried to restart the crankshat will not turn at all. I undid and used a crowbar to see if I could get it to move and was successful but then when I put back together it still will not turn the crankshaft
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.
With pressure washer , the engine can be locking up, or the pump maybe locking! You need to separate the pump from the engine to see which is the problem. One is seized!