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Generac pressure washer with Honda engine....runs one minute…

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Generac pressure washer with...

Generac pressure washer with Honda engine....runs one minute and quits....restart is accomplished and then it quits..

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the pressure washer? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Generac model 01450-0 type 5280cp Honda GC160 engine over 10yrs old

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes.... I have had this problem for years....I just keep on restarting and finally it keeps going....but I would like to fix it

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

The problem happens when it sits for a couple months.....once it starts running, it is not a problem

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago
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Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago

Have you pulled the carb and checked for any debris yet?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I've had the carb off and it is clean. Sprayed it with Gumout and reinstalled. Problem continues. Runs about a minute...stutters and dies.
Technician: TECHPRO49, Small Engine Technician replied 11 months ago

you pulled the bowl and jets ?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
clean.This problem happens every time the thing sits for a few months. I just keep on restarting and eventually the thing runs continuously and the problem goes away until it is stored again. However, I want this fixed. This is a hassle.
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