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I have a Honda gx160 5.5 up engine on a pressure washer. The…

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I have a Honda gx160 5.5 up engine on a pressure washer. The engine started up and ran but not well for a bit and then choked out. I tried to restart but the engine had seized. I took to rip chord plate off and manually could turn the drive shaft clockwise however every 1.5 revolutions or so I experience some resistance for .5 revolutions then it turns smoothly again. Have tried pulling rip chord to restart and it sounds as if there is something moving that shouldn't.

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

Yes, yes

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

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

Remove the spark plug and use a probe to feel the piston, then turn engine slowly to see if the piston is moving.

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I see the question is still open.??

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