Ok, try and take the bowl off and clean it out with some carb cleaner. Also open the carb top and shoot carb cleaner down it for several seconds repeatedly. If it has never been used it still was started and tested at the factory. It has gunk build up on the nedle and is probably stuck. This happens to alot of carbs even sitting for only a few years. Just take the carb apart as much as you feel comfortable with and spray carb cleaner all through it. Move the movable parts alittle and then try it. It has to work . P.S. Look in the gas tank and see if there is any rust in it. If so you need to pour some deisel fuel in it and sloush it around and dump it.
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The engine isn't getting enough fuel. Your carburetor needs cleaning. Generators are notorious for gummed carburetors because of the ethanol alcohol in today's gasoline and the generator sitting idle for weeks, months & even years without use wicks moisture into the fuel. Drain your carburetor of gasoline, & remove the carburetor. Clean your carburetor with Carburetor Cleaner spray & make sure the float needle valve & seat are clear of gum & varnish. To help prevent this from happening again, shut off the fuel petcock at the fuel tank and run the generator carburetor out of fuel before you put it away. It'll help keep the carburetor free of gunk. Also, replace the old fuel in the tank with fresh fuel every 3-6 months.
Hello, ushicks/me hillybilly. One question how old is the fuel
in then generator tank,Hey. If it has a fuel filter replace it. Modern gasoline
is junk fuel and after a few months it looses some chemical proprieties.
I been using gen for over 20 years on my farm as backup for my solar system and one issue the haeds...many users forget or no one tells them that they need to adjust the heads after every 40-50- hours and any changes in the setting will not allow the grn to start ot it will run for a few seconds than die...look for the exact seerting of the in and out and check tghem and see if that help...good luck. remmber in winter you need low grade oil not high or use synthatic better.