Sunday September 17, 2017 Guerneville CA.
Working on the pressure washer
Today I was going to try and get my brother’s pressure washer working. I’d tried to fix it before with no luck.
The machine would start up, but only run a few seconds and shut down. And to add to that it looks like it’s full of water too as I can see water inside the carb. Looks like the last rain might have gotten into it.
Take it apart
Full of water
I got the carb off and opened it up and cleaned it out including some of the jets. It was full of water.
I also checked the fuel pump out as best I could. It seems to be working as it pumps gas at least at low speed as that’s all I could check it for.
I dumped all the old gas out of the fuel tank and put it all back together and put some fresh gas in it.
It took a few pulls but it started right up, but shortly it started blowing blue smoke out so I shut it down and checked the oil level. When I removed the oil fill plug lots of brown looking oil came out showing it was full of water so I dumped the oil out and put in some new oil and tried starting it again.
Still won’t work
OK now it would start up and run for a short time and shut down and no matter what I tried I couldn’t get this problem fixed. I suspect the fuel pump so maybe I’ll try putting a temporary gravity fed gas tank on it to test it out without the fuel pump.
Trying to start it wears me out
Pulling the rope to try and start the motor wore me out and that was about all I did today.