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Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 13023
Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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GENERAC POWER 2800 WASHER MODEL G(###) ###-####JUST OUT OF

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GENERAC POWER 2800 WASHER MODEL G(###) ###-####JUST OUT OF BOX. I PUT OIL AND GAS INTO UNIT AS DIRECTED.
I PULLED STARTER WHICH WAS HARD TO PULL FOR A 78 YEAR OLD MAN. IT KICKED OVER AND RAN FOR APPROX. 4MIN AND TOTALLY STOPPED.
I WAS UNABLE TO RESTART.
I'M MOST DISTRAUGHT SINCE UNIT I BRAND NEW
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
HI my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. Try pulling the trigger as the unloader valve may have put ressure on the engine
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
WHAT AND WHERE IS THE TRIGGER OR UNLOADER VALVE. I FIND NO MENTION OF EITHER IN MANUAL NOR ANYWHERE ELSE
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
07:29PM
JOHN WHERE DID YOU GO ????????????????????????
I'M AWAITING A REPLY
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
I'm here , I mean squeeze the trigger to the gun, that will release pressure on the unloader valve
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I DID THIS AND IT AGAIN WAS EASIER TO START BUT IT CUT OUT/QUIT WITHIN TWO MINUTES
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
Does it cut out the minute you let off the trigger ?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I WOULD SAY IT WAS WITHIN A FEW SECONDS.
COULD IT POSSIBLY BE RESULT OF CHOKE/GAS SETTING THE TWO HANDLES (COLOR RED) BENEATH FILTER ?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
FOR THIS BEING A PAID SERVICE I DON'T FEEL I'M GETTING A SATISFACTORY EVALUATION AND IS TAKING QUITE A LONG TIME..............................
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
I'm here , it sounds like the unloader valve is acting up , if it bogs out when you lay off the trigger
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
If it is staying running long as the trigger is pulled it's not the engine , it's the pump and the unloader valvev
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.
The unloader valve is supposed to let the pump cycle and engine run