20 Most Recent Briggs & Stratton Gas Pressure Washer 20244 Questions & Answers


Your carb is stopped up somewhere. Pull the carb, clean it and it'll run.

Briggs &... | Answered on Oct 06, 2017


Sounds like fuel starvation, but I have a hunch that may be a design flaw in the HT ignition system whereby only a poor spark is got on tick-over. Maybe slightly narrowing the plug gap may work. Otherwise
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To start the machine properly you must depress the primer bulb at least 3 times to start the engine. The primer bulb is on the side of the carburetor. It can be black or red. otherwise, the ports in your carburetor could be clogged. Locate your carburetor and find the aluminum bowl underneath. On the bottom of the bowl, you'll find a bolt. Loosen the bolt (gasoline will come out because the bowl is a reservoir for gas, but please make sure you've turned the gas supply off) and remove the bolt and the bowl. Clean any debris out of the bowl. The ports are holes in the bolt you removed. Make sure that air can pass through these holes ( use thin wire, carburettor cleaner, etc.) Reassemble and your machine may run ok.

Briggs &... | Answered on May 31, 2014


After a long none use, I tried to wash my driveway and powered on the washer,it did, but when i tried to engage the power washer by pressing the wand lever, it did not engage. What can I do to get the power washer working?

Briggs &... | Answered on Mar 02, 2014


You need to go to a small engine repair center to find the primer bulb that fits on your motor. It will depend on what motor and carburator you have. They are fairly easy to replace. The primer bulbs 'melt' or go soft because of ethenol in gas. You should expect to get one to two years out of a bulb so you may want to get an extra or two.

Briggs &... | Answered on Dec 26, 2012


Honda had a problem with the gas cap not venting properly, but commonly it will run for several minutes at a time before stopping. 30 seconds sounds like possible fuel delivery problem like a sticking float or dirty carb jet..especially if you have to run it with the choke on. A bad air filter...very dirty, or oil soaked might do this. Check your oil level. Sitting, oil is a little higher level than when running and these motors will not run if the oil level is too low.

Briggs &... | Answered on Oct 22, 2012


replace the needle and seat in the carb

Briggs &... | Answered on Jun 13, 2012


the engine might have failed unbolt the pump and see if its the pump that locked up or the engine

Briggs &... | Answered on May 20, 2012


when it stops check for spark the coils go bad

Briggs &... | Answered on Mar 24, 2012

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