20 Most Recent Craftsman 2700 PSI Briggs Stratton Powered Pressure Washer Questions & Answers

Could be low oil. Most motor turn off as a protection when the motor oil is low. Also, recently I have a similar problem, with a easy solution, just don't push the accelerator nob all the way, leave a 1/4 before reach full power. Apparently some times there is a bad calibration an make the carburetor over flow.

Craftsman 2700... | Answered on May 16, 2015

It won't shut down because the gizmo that shorts the spark plug is not working. If possible take an insulated screw driver and either pull the spark plug wire off the plug or try to touch the end of the plug and the engine at the same time. If the switch is in the gas lever there may be an adjustment on or in it that shorts the plug out.

Craftsman 2700... | Answered on Apr 16, 2015

Hey Chuck
Not sure of the model washer you have but most Briggs tank covers only have 2 bolts on top holding the cover to the tank. If the isnt it can you be more specific with a model number?

Craftsman 2700... | Answered on Feb 22, 2015

Pressure washers usually will not draw soap on high pressure setting. Switch wand or set wand to lower setting. Pin hole leak in soap line can also cause problem.

Craftsman 2700... | Answered on Feb 03, 2015

almost all pressure washers have the "unloader valve very accesable on the side of the unit. look for a brass valve body that appears to have at least 2 barrels. disconect water lines and remove the attaching fasten.ers. install is reverse of removal.

Craftsman 2700... | Answered on Nov 21, 2014

Hi, with lack of oil, I would say that the engine is ruined internally. This of course depends on what is broken internally. One can purchase another engine or what is called a long block. The long block consists of the engine without all the external parts. You would then transfer the parts from your old engine to the new one. I would check at a Briggs dealer near you as to what options they have. Sometimes the long block is a cheaper alternative and you reuse your pressure washer pump with it. Labor is a big factor in this as well. If you are able and can do the work then this is also a consideration. With a new complete unit however, you get a warranty. Another factor is the age of your unit. It might be better to get a newer one as to the usage of your existing pump.

Craftsman 2700... | Answered on Oct 30, 2014

Let's start with the basics . . . if it has one, make sure the fuel petcock (shutoff) is on. Is there a choke lever? If yes, try choking it for 2 pulls, then open it and retry a few pulls.
Is there a primer button? If yes, press it 2 or 3 times and retry starting.
Remove the spark plug and see if its wet or dry.
Dry means no fuel thru the carb.
If dry, the float/needle is most likely stuck OR possibly the jets are blocked with corrosion. Both of these usually occur after a long storage period, but could happen sooner. The carburetor will need to be disassembled to be cleaned.
Wet means it's flooded OR no spark.
If plug is wet, check for spark at the plug by holding the base against the crankcase and having someone pull the rope gently to spin the engine thru steadily. No need to spin it at 3000 rpm without the plug in it. Be careful, as sometimes the spark will ignite the fumes from the engine as it turns over and can create a blast directly toward you. If there is a strong spark, pull the rope a few times to "clean out" the excess gas from the combustion chamber, reinstall the plug and pull the rope again to try starting it.
If NO SPARK, the coil could be bad and in need of replacement, but this is highly unlikely.
If none of these cure the ill, I recommend finding a service agent for the unit.

Craftsman 2700... | Answered on Sep 04, 2014

release pressure by squeezing trigger then grab the brass quick connect fitting at the knurled section (at end of hose) and push it toward the pump. when properly pushed back, the hose connector will pop out.

Craftsman 2700... | Answered on Aug 24, 2014

This particular model is called a readystart engine, they do NOT have a primer or choke, if you are having fuel troubles starting there could be a blockage in the carburettor or fuel filter.

Hope this helps


Craftsman 2700... | Answered on Jul 30, 2014

That model has an automatic choke.

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Craftsman 2700... | Answered on Jun 22, 2014

is it electric or gas powered?

Craftsman 2700... | Answered on Dec 16, 2013

With the high pressure that these units produce, I would recommend replacing the hose instead of repair just for a simple matter of safety.

Craftsman 2700... | Answered on Aug 25, 2013

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