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I foolishly left the choke on my 1 day old Powerstroke 6000 generator in the start position all day and now it won't start... What do I do?

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Mr. Worley you could never be more right!!! I had a similar problem (no start to my PowerStroke Generator 6000W). Added some Stabil, shook it around a bit and waited. Shook again and it started (after several pulls) runs like new. The only thing I noticed was the lever where you would slide to START has to be slid halfway between START and RUN, but please ask me if I care......NOT! as long as it runs! Side note: Oil, Spark Plug, Air Filter changed prior to adding Stabil (cause it can't hurt), I'm not that carefree!! Thanks Mr. Worley!!

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Not that i am aware of, however, I suspect that as soon as you load it up it will die again as the load will call for greater speed, and too much fuel from the choke position will cause it to die again.

What I suspect is that your carburator is clogged up at the jets and is not metering the air fuel mxture properly. You may have to disassemble the carburator and clean it. Since the government has mandated that gasoline contain 10% alcohol, it has become a night mare for small engines that are not used very often. The alcohol is very hydroscopic (retains water) and during the off use period, the alcohol evaporates and leaves the water behind to mix with gunk and clog the needle valves.

Try removing the old gasoline. Refill the machine with fresh gasoline and add some "SeaFoam" (an additive) or any other brand additive that will help disolve the built up gunk in the carburator. Remove the air cleaner and try spraying a carburator cleaner down in the air intake while the machine is running, this way the air passages may clear while the new gasoline may dislodge the built up gunk. Note: The carb cleaner will stall the engine.

It is probably wise to run the gas tank dry before storage and only fill when the machine will be used. Stabil is an additive for storage, and it did it's job before the alcohol edict. I am not sure that Stabil will allow long time storage. (more than 3 months) SeaFoam can be purchased at WalMart, stabil is on the shelf of most small engine sales rooms such as Sears.

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Old fuel will not make the engine lock up. While you will most likely need to clean the carb you should still be able to pull the engine over. Now the first thing to do is remove the spark plug and see if you can pull the engine over. If gas has drained into the engine there may be gas and oil in the head area. Do not stand in front of the spark plug hole when you try and pull it over just in case gas sprays out. If it still will not pull over then next remove the recoil starter and see if it is frozen up. With the recoil removed and the spark plug removed you should be able to turn the engine over by hand by grabbing the part that the recoil contacts, called the drive cup, that is bolted to the flywheel. Those are two somewhat easy things you can do to see if the engine is truly locked up.

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