Model #580762250 Craftsman power washer, gas

Question and Answers


I have a Sear pressure washer. The starter cord snapped


Thank you for your question on changing the starter rope in the pressure washer engine.

It will depend on how mechanical you are.

You may want to have a lawn garden technician do this for you.

You have two options. You can replace just the rope or you can replace the whole starter assembly.

I would suggest if you have never replaced a start rope before that you replace the whole starter which is much quicker and easier.

You will need to remove the top recoil guard.

Remove the fuel from the fuel tank and then remove the fuel.

Then you will need to remove the blower cover housing and then you will need to drill out the rivets on the recoil to be able to install the new one.

I have linked you to a Repair Clinic video on how to replace the starter assembly.

Recoil starter kit .

Repair clinic video for changing the starter .

Please let me know how it goes.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
October 14, 2011

Why would I have little metal particles in the pump oil and no pressure?


It sounds like the pump has some worn out parts in it. You can buy a complete pump assembly or order part for the pump on Select parts and enter your model number. You can view or print a parts diagram of the pump. The complete pump is item 26 on page 1.

You also need to check the engine oil in your pressure washer. There is a safety switch that will kill the engine if it gets low on oil. The pump problem would not cause your engine to die.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
May 19, 2008