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Troubleshooting Small Engines

Troubleshooting small engines

Imagine you’re out on a power washing job and your pressure washer engine won’t start. You’ve pulled the recoil start so many times that your arm feels like it’s about to fall off, or after several unsuccessful attempts the engine battery is now dead. Sound familiar? If so, this article is for you.

Murphy’s Law states that you never run out of things that can go wrong. Pressure washing engines are no exception! But, before you start tearing your engine apart because it won’t start, here are some of the most common problems with small engines.

Before we get into engine troubleshooting, I must emphasize this—MAINTENANCE! Lack of proper maintenance will cause problems and will shorten your engine’s life. At EnviroSpec, we have customers who average 5000 operating hours from their engine because they have a maintenance schedule and stick to it. Always read the engine manual before starting, operating, or servicing your engine to avoid personal injury or property damage.

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