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The cord on my...

The cord on my Honda power washer is locked up

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Just started.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Fuel is in the tank, fuel is open and clean. Fuel

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

Work as in trying to fix it?

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

I had it started...as soon as I squeezed the handle it shut off...restarted...squeezed the handle and it shut off again. Then it locked up.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 8 months ago
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Hi you have to squeeze the trigger and hold it open before you try to start and let the water flow or it will become air bound and not start

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Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 8 months ago

please let me know

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eddie

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I did that. Still locked up.
Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 8 months ago

is it the first time you are using it in a while?

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Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 8 months ago

electric or gas powered?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Gas powered
Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 8 months ago

check for any kinks in any water lines to start ..........then ......did you empty the gas the last time you used it? ........and put fresh in now?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No kinks in the lines. No, same gas as last time.
Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 8 months ago

that's a problem ......gas goes bad only after two weeks...........you may have to dump what you have and change the gas filter ........what position was the choke it when it shut down on you ?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
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Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 8 months ago

you should open it all the way at first ........pull your cord ...then bring the choke back to half and start it .......increse the choke if it starts to stall some

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I can't start it due to the cord being locked up. That's the problem.
Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 8 months ago

you have a starter cord problem then...........I thought you were talking about other things ........you need to replace that then.............how old is the unit?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
That was the original question! "The cord on my Honda power washer is locked up"
Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 8 months ago

yeah it is called a recoil starter .......and like I said probably needs to be replaced..............again how old is the washer?

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Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 8 months ago

I have to be away from the computer for an hour or so ..............just type me in the reply when you can

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Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 8 months ago

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Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 7 months ago

I hope this held substantial meaning for you ....got you out of your difficulty and would consider a 5 STAR rating so I can receive credit for my help. I'm proud of the work I do here and the positive ratings given by clients like you! If you do need more assistance, please use the reply box and let me know.

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