Hey all I finished a job last night got home went to start it up to wash my car and the rope won’t pull at all. It seems like something is siezed up… I’m not very intune with these small motors any help would be appreciated.
It’s a belt driven machine 4gpm 4psi
Loosen the belt to see if it is the pump or the engine that is locked up.
Don’t do that. Pull the spark plug and the turn the pulleys to see of it’s locked up. Odds are pretty good you just need to replace recoil spring and be done.
Pumps don’t lock up and if they did motor would still turn over and run til the belts burnt up.
Assumed the trigger has been pulled already?
Sorry all machine pooped on me Friday night so said fuck it and went to the lake haha. Just got back home and pulled the plug and it turned right over with ease but shot all over. Thinking just get new plug and put it back in?
It turned over with the pull handle didn’t have to turn by the crankshaft
With the plug out I can pull the handle just fine once the plug goes back in I get a half pull and it’s locked tight again. @Innocentbystander
Plug out was to keep it from starting when you were turning the pulley by hand but it does narrow it down to the motor and not the pump. I’ll try to reply more tonight
And not the recoil spring
Got the motor to start seems it was hydro locked. Had to turn the motor upside down to get all the fuel out of spark plug hole.
Now the next problem starts… Started right up on first pull but is pissing white smoke out the exhaust now…
That will go away in a bit. From turning motor upside down I imagine. Oil jyst burning off.
You called it back to running normal again after draining the gas and letting everything burn off.
Thanks for the help all.
Why does this motor hydrolock like that? It’s storming here so I was changing oils today. Hooked it up it water and same thing. Pull cord wouldn’t budge. Popped the spark plug, pulled the cord slow, and it burped a bunch of gas on my leg.
Are you turning off the fuel valve when you are traveling between jobs? If not, the carb will dump a bunch of fuel into the cylinder as you go bumping down the road.
No I am not. Never had to on my other one. I’ll start now though. Thanks!
Bingo on what Steve said
Damn. I didn’t think of doing that either. Will be shutting fuel off when not in use from now on.
Me neither. I never shut off the fuel unless I’m storing the machine for the winter or an extended vacation.