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My Husky Pressure Washer bogs the motor down immediately upon start.

\015 I replaced pressure gun and hose assembly. I also rebuilt the RMW pump with 6 new check valves with brass seats. I inspected the unloader valve and it seemed fine. The pump seemed to have some calcium deposits so I checked and cleaned all the orifices I could. The EZ start ball was stuck upon inspection so I freed that up. After reassembly the trigger being squeezed allows water to flow through nozzle but upon start up of pump, the engine bogs forcing me to shut it down after 3 seconds. The water pressure never changes even after start up. Is the unloader clogged or faulty?\015

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Rebuilding the pump is not easy. Did you use the right seal drivers? Lube the seals when you installed them? Use a torque wrench? But a valve in backwards?
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