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  • Rudy Diesel May 11, 2010

    Are you sure you're not confusing a glow plug used for cold weather starting for a spark plug?

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When trying to generate electricity, it stalls. Oil level good and carb has been cleaned thoroughly. Linkage for auto throttle up is moving like designed. Any thoughts?


will assume it a petrol not a diesel

that govenor is adjustable
with all the load and vibration and use
sometimes that govenor adjustment will need a twig


lever moving up and down is a good sign
does it need a spark plug
or valve adjustment
if all that is ok
if you push that lever slowly full forward and motor stalls
may tell you its govenor needs a twig

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What is the point gap for model:CCKA-S/25830?


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Change the spark plug, where is it ?


The spark plug is on the cylinder head of every gasoline engine on our universe. There are no spar plugs on any diesel fueled engine.

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Generac 36kw runs rough under load


check spark plug or plugs then carburator.

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My diesel pramac P9000 generator engine is not starting even cranked for long time what is the problem


Check and replace the spark plug, clean filters and try again. If this doesn't fix it, it is probably the carb. Clean it and try a SMALL squirt of starter fluid

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Diesel generator


What is overheating the engine or the alternator? If it is the alternator check the electrical loads and types, take it to a shop to have it put on an electrical load bank test. if it is the engine, check for air flow and any obstructions. Make sure there is no mechainical binding, remove spark plugs and check compression, make sure engine rotates freely

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My 5700 watt 11 HP McCullough generator wont start. I'm getting good gas to the plug but no spark.


The spark coil is bad if you have no spark

Small engine repair. Part is expensive.

Have you checked spark for sure?
1) Spray WD-40 directly into carburetor
If machine has spark, it will fire
2) Is exhaust port clogged with carbon and dirt?
3) Get new spark plug
Pull out old spark plug
Put spark wire on plug
Hold spark plug wire with fingers
Put spark plug threads against metal opening where spark plug came out.
Metal to metal
Pull cord or push starter
Look for spark between metal

No spark, then spark coil is bad.

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The cloeman 1850 portable powermate generator


Check spark, is plug wet? use sae 30 oil for summer use

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Have a problem with a BS600-W-1 generator


With your model number I could see if it has a low oil safety switch I have seen them go bad (check your oil level )
With all wires un plugged from the coil you should have spark
if not coil is bad .
Use another spark plug to test for spark, ground the side of the plug by holding it against some-ting metal on the engine , spark
plug wire hooked to the plug. leave a spark plug in the cylinder
head so gas wont fly out and hit the test spark plug catching fire (seen it done).
Good luck

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