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I HAVE A NEW CRAFTSMAN PRESSURE WASHER WITH KEY START. I HAVE USED IT ONCE AND WHEN I TRIED TO START IT IT WAS HARD TO START HAD TO PULL START IT. NOW IT WONT START. LET PRESSURE OUT HAVE HOSE OH AND RUNNING, NEW SPARK PLUG HAS OIL, GAS FILTER FINE.HAS GOOD COMPRESSION, BUT WILL NOT FIRE GET SOME RECOIL. GETTING GAS TO SPARK PLUG AND GETTING SPARK. IM LOST PLEASE HELP.


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I HAVE A NEW CRAFTSMAN PRESSURE WASHER WITH KEY START. I HAVE USED IT ONCE AND WHEN I TRIED TO START IT IT WAS HARD TO START HAD TO PULL START IT. NOW IT WONT START. LET PRESSURE OUT HAVE HOSE OH AND RUNNING, NEW SPARK PLUG HAS OIL, GAS FILTER FINE.HAS GOOD COMPRESSION, BUT WILL NOT FIRE GET SOME RECOIL. GETTING GAS TO SPARK PLUG AND GETTING SPARK. IM LOST PLEASE HELP.


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