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Powervac runs until it warms up then stalls. will stsrt but

Customer Question

Powervac runs until it warms up then stalls. will stsrt but not run. replaced spark plug and replaced fuel 2 times
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: about 2 months after purchase. Machine was built in 2015
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if it is simple
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: machine was been used 20 times max for no more than 10 minutes at a time
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 7 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. After sitting will it run again and allow you to increase rpms etc ?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 7 months ago.

Ok , it could be the carburetor not getting enough fuel so it can't increase rpms , that could be the gas filter in the tank being gumed up etc m

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I CHANGED the gas filter and drained the tank to clear any sediment. Ran great for 5 minutes and then shut down.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 7 months ago.

Ok after it dies will it restart right away?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Most times and will run for a few seconds. After a few attempts it will not start until it cools down.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 7 months ago.

Ok this could be a compression issue then , if it's losinG compression when it's hot it will die and not restart until it's cooled off

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
What is the next step?
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 7 months ago.

It really needs to be compression tested before starting it and right after it dies , you need a compression Guage for that