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Pressure washer will not start, cylinder has fuel in it. i think it was filled with diesel. i change the fuel, and the spark plug. still no start. if i spray it with carb or brake cleaner it runs fine.


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Pull the fuel hose from the carburetor and let some drain out. Drain the carburetor float bowl. Are there H an L mixture adjustments? Preset each 1-1/2 to 2 turns CCW from CW stop. Get it running with spray if you have to, then adjust the mixtures for even running at idle and high speed.
Bleed fuel system, fill with fresh fuel, change or clean and gap spark plug, prime engine, start
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