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Wayne, Engine Rebuilder
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My power washer modelstarts easily but will only fun for

Customer Question

My power washer model(###) ###-####starts easily but will only fun for about one minute, then dies, it is under no pressure
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Yes it has new clean fuel and it starts, it just won't stay running
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Nothing I can think of
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It is a generic and has only just a few hours on it
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will try to help you with this

how long did it sit with old gas ??

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
60 days at most
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for that

so it only runs 45-60 seconds the cuts out ??

does it sound like turned switch off

or does it just flat out die, and starts up easy again

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It just dies and then it starts up again
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for that

so never back fires when shuts down ,Correct

will it stay running if you leave the choke 1/4 on

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No, it's never backfired, no, I've tried leaving the choke slightly on, that doesn't help
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for all that Info

I suggest that spark plug is failing

Replace that and see if that helps

cheapest way to start

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
That would surprise me, there are very few hours on it, but I'll give it a try.
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

Best place to start

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Can you tell me what plug to buy and the gap set should be?
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

HI

I only have the OEM P/N (###) ###-####/p>

gap is .025

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

Auto parts should cross it for you

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Okay thanks
Expert:  Wayne replied 4 months ago.

Your welcome