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Rigid RD80701 will not "ramp up"!

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  • Rigid RD80701 will not "ramp up"!

    Have a three year old Rigid pressure washer and was working fine last spring, 2012. Midsummer I got it out and started it up, but when I try to start pressure washing, it dies. I put it up and did not use it again the remainder of the year. Today, March 2013, I got it out, added gas and checked oil. It started right up but the same thing is happening. It started easily and idled just fine but would not ramp up above idling. I can take the idle arm and "rev" it up but will not maintain a higher rate.
    Could someone advise on how to fix? Main reason I purchased this washer because of the Cat pump and hoping that is not the problem. Just want to check everything out I can before I have to take it to a service center.

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    Re: Rigid RD80701 will not "ramp up"!

    Does that model have the idle down feature? If so, check the cable from the pump to the carb and make sure its not rusted up.