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2019/05/21 16:15:45 (permalink)
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Dumbest thing I ever did...

Soooo, wife and I built a retirement home on a lake, bought a used pontoon boat with vinyl flooring. Decided to power wash the vinyl floor, and in so doing, the vibration caused the power washer to “jump into the lake”! It was under water for less than 2 minutes, but obviously now won’t start. Currently drying out, but pull start won’t even budge. Any suggestions? Thx!

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    Re: Dumbest thing I ever did... 2019/05/21 19:19:20 (permalink)
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    If it was running and inhaled water things won't be good. Remove the spark plug, if it still won't turn over it likely has a bent connecting rod. What is the make and model of the engine?
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    Re: Dumbest thing I ever did... 2019/06/06 11:29:53 (permalink)
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    Thanks Roy! I put in a new spark plug and it’s running fine now. Thanks again!!!
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