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Coleman 6250 Not Starting

Hey Folks,

Just read much of the GREAT news for us slobs that bought this piece of **** from Home Deeps. I as well have never used mine and went to start it this weekend to check it, and guess what? It didnt start.

I did start it once about 18 months ago when I bought it just to test it and make sure all was ok. It tested then ok, but it was never used. Just ran it for 10-15 minutes and assumed all was good.

I did leave some fuel in it and after 2 hours of pulling thispast Saturday, it refused to start. I managed to fray the pull cord pretty badly too. I removed the old fuel and it was brown like shellac. though there was only about 1-1/2 cups in there. I drained it, and added some fresh gas. I then removed the fuel cup where the floater is and emptied that. That was a bit thicker and cloudy.

Problem #1, when I removed the fuel cup I found a little sprin in the bottom. Any idea where that is supposed to go?

As for the generator itself, I have no idea whaere to go or what to do with it should it not work. I guess I will attempt to return it to HD or at least got here for assistance as suggested. In the meantime, any advice on that screw, or what else I could try to get this MF started?


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  • broxstr Oct 13, 2008

    Will start and sputter for a few seconds then dies. I took off the bowl and behold a 1/2 in piece of metal with a thin wirs ie sitting in the bowl. I am guessing that his is the spring. Where does it go? Hopefully when this is placed where it belong that the generator will run.On the side, this is not my generator but my mother-in-laws thank goodness she never needed it.

  • john2363 Apr 15, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have cleaned the fuel ports and the flywheel, changed the gas and changed the plug. It's still not starting.....Why did you have to take the gas tank off???



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I had the same issue, I had not been able to start my generator for the last two years. Today I finally fixed it thanks to what I read here. The solution was taking the air intake apart and cleaning the hole in the fuel cup under the carb with a thin wire. After that it started! I am somewhat mechanically inclined but have never attempted to fix an engine- so if I can do it so can you: Start by removing the gas tank (I had to cut the fuel line to remove it from the shutoff valve). Then take off air intake cover and choke lever and unscrew the metal cup underneath, its easier if you stand the generator on the side. There is a float with a little spring underneath inside. There is a little hole in the middle that was completely clogged on mine. good luck!

Posted on Jan 24, 2009


I fixed it!!! The fuel intake in the fuel cup was completely clogged with gook from old gasoline. Took the fuel cup and float valve apart. Unclogged the openings; sprayed some carburetor cleaner down into the carburetor; closed the choke; the damn thing started on the first pull!!! I spent 3 hours the week before and not even a sputter. The damn thing was fuel starved. Glad I know now.

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The most common problem if it has been sat for a while is rust on the ignition timing flywheel. If you take the pullcord housing off (recoil) then you will see a big flywheel with what can only be described as a big forked prong with a couple of wires on it. This flywheel should be stainless steel and rusts when sat around for a while without use. Its job is to complete the circuit to the spark plug every time the flywheel passes the forked prong at a given spot on the flywheel, the faster the wheel turns the faster the spark hence the engine runs quicker. Clen the rust off with a releasing agent (wd 40) hey presto!!!!!!!!!!!

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