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Ran generator out of gas. added gas but no flow to gen. connected small squeeze bottle to line where it breaks gen ran fine. so fuel pump on gen is fine. respond to rtorres1@socorro.k12.nm.us

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If you ran it out of gas,you might need to flush the tank out.There is a small filter on your hose in the tank that probably got blocked.

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