PRESSURE WASHER WON’T START
There are a variety of reasons why a pressure washer won’t start. Just this week, my nephew was asking my why his machine would start, but then shut down within minute or two. The most likely fix for this scenario is to clean out the carburetor. But what if the unit simply won’t start? We found the solution for this problem when a Honda GX690 simply would not start.
If you’re Honda GX 690 pressure washer won’t start, it may be a faulty fuse. If you do get the click sound upon turning the switch, this is a good thing and means your fuel valve is in good shape. Upon pulling the throttle assembly off, you will find 30 amp fuse. You’ll need to trouble shoot whether you have a faulty fuse using an ohm meter and comparing results with a new fuse. Then you would clean corrosion from the fuse itself and from the fuse socket. Follow the step by step instructions here in this video:
Don’t forget to also clean and reinstall the rubber gasket. Obviously, you will want to unhook the battery on any machine that you are working on for maintenance or repairs. This applies to working on any pressure washer won’t start project. In addition, this might be a great opportunity to change the oil.
EASILY ACCESSIBLE PRESSURE WASHER WON’T START
In the process of correcting this faulty fuse issue, it was extremely difficult to remove the throttle housing unit. Rather than reinstalling it back the way it was, we improvised a new solution to make this fuse and fuse socket much easier to access for future maintenance. We drill a small hole in the housing assembly so that the fuse and socket can remain outside of the throttle housing assembly. Be very careful and cautious when drilling so that you don’t cause more damage to the machine by drilling wires or other components. Again, always remember to DISCONNECT THE BATTERY so that you don’t short anything out with metal tools touching wires.