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I have a pm 1500 generator, it has not been strated for probably 3-5 years. I cleaned out the carb, put new gas with stabilizer in it and cleaned the existing plug. I tried to start it and it fired maybe three times and now I can't get it to fire at all. Please advise. Thanks

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I had the same thing with the same generator a buddy of mine had. He said if I could get it running I could have it,,,well guess what, it's still running! :) I found that the pick-up jet inside the float bowl of the carburator was plugged. It's the jet that screws in to the side of the float bowl pick-up tube. Remove it, spray carb cleaner through it and the blow compressed air through it as well. I would actually do this with all the jets,,,as that is probably your problem.

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