Question about Briggs & Stratton Power Products 5,550 Watt Portable Generator #30241
Generac workhorse 5550, ran this morning for about thirty minutes with new gas, would not start this afternoon, changed spark plug, cleaned filter, checked oil, pressed reset button,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
fuel, fire, mechanical. Miss one and she won;t run. Are you sure the gas was good? Not some old can laying around that may have turned or become water contaminated? If it was fresh gas, then take off the air cleaner and spray a little wd-40, or ether, or brake cleaner whatever is flammable into the carb throat. Just a 1 second shot is all it should need. Try and start with that. If it starts and then dies quickly, still a fuel problem. maybe a gasket is damaged, or the jet is clogged. When you said you checked for fire, you acutally took the plug out and had it grounded while spinning the motor and saw spark? If you saw a hot spark then you have eliminated fire. Mechanical not likely if it was running well a short time before. If a valve was damaged, it would still run but not too well. My gut feeling is it is related to fuel.
Posted on May 26, 2010
Testimonial: "thanks for the great help i did try fresh fuel and drained the carb bowl but still same prob its a head scratcher i really thank you for your input."
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