Craftsman Pressure washermodel #580752820
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Craftsman Power Washer won't start
Hello I have a Craftsman 3000 psi 7.0 HP Power Washer Model 580.752820 that I'm having trouble starting.. I must mention that I mistakenly over filled the oil and then it started briefly blew out a bunch of smoke then ran very rough and eventually stalled now i cant Iget it started again.. After realizing my mistake I drained the oil level back to normal, removed the spark plug and cleaned with some gasoline put back in the engine and tried to restart with no luck.. Please help if you have any suggestions Thanks Mike
Posted June 18, 2012
Alina F. , June 19, 2012
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Mark T , June 20, 2012
Thank you for your question.
I am sorry you are having a problem with the pressure washer. I recommend removing the air filter and the spark plug. If the air filter is soaked with oil, it has to be replaced. Next, clean the spark plug with carburetor cleaner and allow it to dry. While you are waiting pull the starter rope a few times. This should clear anything left in the cylinder. Then reinstall the spark plug and try to start the engine. When it starts, it is going to smoke for about 5 minutes. This is normal because the cylinder and muffler have oil in them.
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