Having problems with your Porter Cable Pressure Washers ?

I have a kohler command pro 8.5 on a porter cable pressure washer. Yesterday it started just fine. Today I pulled the start rope and there was no resistance and the engine did not turn over. The pull rope rewound just fine and I tried again with the same result. After several tries it caught just a little near the end of the pull and the engine started. What is the cause of this problem?


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