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We have a Coleman Powermate 5000 generator that won't start

We bought it new last year and have only used it once. We are expecting to have to use it this weekend, but when we pulled it out, the thing won't start...and we can't find the users manual.

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  • kathiecook Dec 21, 2008

    The gas in the tank is clean - we put it in today...thanks for trying!

  • rtryan Dec 23, 2008

    I have a similar problem, only I had my generator working for a couple of days and then shut it off for a day and can't get it re-started. I've checked the oil, have fresh gas in the tank, sprayed the carburetor with spray, removed the spark plug and cleaned it. Still won't start. Any other suggestions?

  • BobACNJ Jan 18, 2009

    I have the same problem after leaving my genny with a friend for a few months. Prior to that I never had the problem. But I would always close the valve under the tank and run the engine dry of gas before putting it up. Leaving the valve open always caused bad flooding

    Does anyone feel that removing the carb and cleaning it is too tough for a person with some mechanical ability?

    Should the fuel hoses be replaced, too?

  • pattyterrano Feb 12, 2009

    Mine won't start either. I tried straying the air filter and it will turn over and then coink out!



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It is really common for generators and things that are not used really often to have the fuel turn to varnish in the gas tank, and carburetor. If it smells like really old fuel, you may be in for a tough time, but before you give up, pour out all the old fuel, and replace it with clean fuel. Then try to choke the engine as you normally would. If it does NOT start and run normally, take the spark plug out, and dip it into the gas tank and quickly put it into the engine, and re-attach the wire and give it a pull. It should hit a few times if you have good electrical fire to the plug. If it starts, kill the engine, and tighten the plug. If it does not start after trying this a couple of times, the carburetor will meed cleaning of the old varnish and jells.

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Remove thehov cover the value spring is broke re place it so your gas and oil can pump to start

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