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Curtis B.
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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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I have a Honda 11.0 hp PRESSURE WASHER. CAN'T GET ANY SPARK OUT OF IT, IT WORKED FINE, next day I was tightening some bolts on the under side, I laid the unit on it's side got OIL in cylinder, drained as best as I could, now it wont start, seems like I don't get any spark out of it, what now coach ???
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Customer: no. I did replace the spark plug, still no start....
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Remove the spark plug and with spark plug grounded to the metal of the engine pull rope and look for spark. If no spark , Honda likes to use an oil level sensor or oi pressure switch, be sure oil level is correct and switch is attached.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The unit is at my son in laws house, I'll send him you answer, he keeps telling me that the magneto is bad, he thinks....
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He still claims that magneto is probably bad, but I never had any trouble before, now he said that when he took the oil fill cap out, oil came pouring out the engine, TOLD him to drain some oil out of it and try again
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Have him remove the kill wire from the magneto, then check for spark. If it has spark, the kill circuit is kiling spark. If not spark with kill wire removed ,the magneto would be bad.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If oil is suddenly over full , check for fuel in the gas! Carburetor float may be stuck! If gas in oil, carb needs to be fixed, and oil changed!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, let me go over his house myself and try it, I'll be in touch if it still don't work... Tks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.


Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

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