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I have a craftsman Pressure washer Model 580-725400 the unit has ran great until today. I last used the unit 1 week ago with no problems but now I have to run the machine almost full choke to get it it rev up and run smooth. The engine oil is clean and filled to the proper point. The spark plug is new and gapped proper. The air filter is new also. And the gas is 97 Oct and fresh. When it choke it to crank the engione I move the choen to run and the engine struggles to run. When I move the choke


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I have a craftsman Pressure washer Model 580-725400 the unit has ran great until today. I last used the unit 1 week ago with no problems but now I have to run the machine almost full choke to get it it rev up and run smooth. The engine oil is clean and filled to the proper point. The spark plug is new and gapped proper. The air filter is new also. And the gas is 97 Oct and fresh. When it choke it to crank the engione I move the choen to run and the engine struggles to run. When I move the choke


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