Pressure Washer: Recoil starter not engaging engine

The recoil starter should spin the engine when the rope is pulled. If the recoil starter doesn’t spin the engine, check the recoil starter and replace it if it’s damaged. If the engine is locked up, have a technician repair the engine.

These repairs may help solve your Pressure Washer problem:

Repair or replace the pressure washer recoil starter

Recoil starter

If the pull rope doesn't retract, it's likely that the spring inside the recoil starter is broken. The recoil starter can also fail to engage the engine when the rope is pulled. Replace the recoil starter if the spring breaks or if the recoil starter won’t engage the engine.

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