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  • Rigid 3000 power washer has no spark

    Hey like the title says my washer has no spark was using it other day, then went to use it today and wouldnt start checked for spark and nothing, any sugestions

  • #2
    Re: Rigid 3000 power washer has no spark

    Replace the spark plug.

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    • #3
      Re: Rigid 3000 power washer has no spark

      theres no spark getting to the plug, plug is fine

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      • #4
        Re: Rigid 3000 power washer has no spark

        most engines have an oil sensor. if the level is too low, they ground out the spark/ coil. if it's a bad sensor, no spark.

        verify proper oil level and then disconnect the wire to the sensor. see if that works.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: Rigid 3000 power washer has no spark

          I just checked the oil not too sure but when machine is standing upright and i take oil cap off oil comes out, had to tip machine over to test oil should i have to do that to check the oil????

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          • #6
            Re: Rigid 3000 power washer has no spark

            typical small engines are filled to within 1/4'' of the filler thread. some have a little dip stick on the filler plug and that's the level you go with.

            just as too low of oil level can cause damage, so can too high.

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Rigid 3000 power washer has no spark

              Hey rick thanks for the advice. I just noticed 2 dip sticks on the machine one on each end are they for the same thing?? i just bought this and dont know too much about it. Thanks steve

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              • #8
                Re: Rigid 3000 power washer has no spark

                many engine have dual oil fills/ dipsticks. remember that these engines can be bolted to equipment that makes getting to 1 side impossible. therefore they design them with dual access for universal applications.

                by rights, a level machine should read the same on both sticks.

                adjust your oil level and recheck for spark. also verify that the ignition switch is on and not partially on.

                a bad coil, switch, oil sensor, plug wire. any of them would cause your symptoms.

                i would remove the plug from the head and make it easy to pull start. then hold the plug wire close to a ground bolt on the head. try it with a plug and without a plug. but with the plug removed, you won't flood the engine and your arm will thank me

                dr.deere is the resident engine / pressure washer man. he's looking over my shoulder waiting his turn

                rick.
                phoebe it is

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                • #9
                  Re: Rigid 3000 power washer has no spark

                  Over where the engine switch is you'll see some wires. One of them is orange and has a bullet connector. The orange wire is for the low oil shutdown. Unplug the connector and try it. Got spark now? Then your oil level float switch is bad. It's under the flywheel and is held into the engine block with two 6mm Phillips screws.

                  Still no spark? Bad ignition coil, most likely.

                  BUT... if the unit is less than three years old, it should be covered under warranty (unless you're using it for what TTI considers commercial use). If it's under warranty, DO NOT TINKER WITH IT UNLESS YOU WANT TO VOID THE WARRANTY.
                  "HONK if you've never seen a gun fired from a moving Harley"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rigid 3000 power washer has no spark

                    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                    ... he's looking over my shoulder waiting his turn.
                    Well some of us work during the day.
                    Unlike you poo herders who do one job a week and goof off the rest of the time.
                    "HONK if you've never seen a gun fired from a moving Harley"

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                    • #11
                      Re: Rigid 3000 power washer has no spark

                      Originally posted by Doctordeere View Post
                      Well some of us work during the day.
                      Unlike you poo herders who do one job a week and goof off the rest of the time.
                      i was pretty close in my assessment

                      learning from the pro. and studying via night classes on the forum

                      5:28pm is early for me during the week.

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #12
                        Re: Rigid 3000 power washer has no spark

                        Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                        5:28pm is early for me during the week.
                        I forgot about that three hour difference...
                        Hell, it's about bedtime for me. Alarm goes off at 4am right-coast time (that's 1am for you left-coasties).
                        One more Corona and it's time to inspect the eyelids from the inside.
                        "HONK if you've never seen a gun fired from a moving Harley"

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