Having problems with your Briggs & Stratton Pressure Washers ?

My pressure washer starts fine, shoots water OK. After running for 5-10 minutes cleaning siding I shut off machine. I go to start it again within a minute or two and the thing feels like it's just about seized. If i wait until the motor is completely cool, it will pull start freely and start right up. I think something is wrong with the pump, not the engine.


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Your pressure washer may not have an ez-start valve installed from the factory. Without the ezstart valve, you will need to hold the trigger on the wand open to release the pressure to easily start your engine. This link will show you what an ezstart valve looks like. Ez-start valve is really not needed if you do not mind the extra effort to release pressure. Just more parts to go bad. Money well spent would be a method to easily inject oil or stabilizer into your pump when in storage. The oil/spabilizer will displace the water from within the pump and lubricate the internal parts and prevent freeze damage. Good luck
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