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Engine will not start after oil dummy light came on.

I filled it back up with oil, and replaced spark plug. its getting gas, but no spark, is it the coil?

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There is a low oil sensor above fill stick. See if you can bypass it by taking the sensor out of the loop.

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remove the spark plug and wile holding with a pair of pliers
ground the metal side of the plug against the top of the motor on a bare spot
set the run switch to run and crank the engine look for a spark if theirs a spark
re install the plug.
check the gas line at the carb by removing the
hose and turning on the gas valve under the tank.
if gas flows then replace the hose back.
if theirs no gas then you have a plugged fuel line or gas valve
their is also a screen in the tank attached to the valve remove it and install a in line filter
it will be easier to replace later if it happens again.
remove the air filter and crank engine with the choke closed
check for a gas smell in the carb hole by smell after cranking engine.
if wile checking for a smell of gas at the carb and their was none then you can have a stuck float or
gummed up carb remove and dissemble clean and at that point rebuild the kits are only around $20.00 and a float $6.00+.
if ok remove the spark plug again and set run switch to off
place a finger over the plug hole crank finger should be blow-en from the hole
and a wosh of air if ok. go to next step.
if the pressure did not blow your finger off you may have a stuck valve or a bent one
this will require removing the head for repairs.
take in for service.
if there is no spark with plug removed remove wires from the run switch and connect
together and remove wire from the low oil sensor crank. if spark replace the wire back
on low oil sensor crank if no spark replace the low oil sensor reassemble run.
if the is no spark with the wire on the sensor then replace the run switch.
re assemble run. if their is no spark with oil sensor disconnected and run switch wires
connected to each other remove the front air flow cover to expose the coil check wires for any
bare spots repair as needed. on the top on the flywheel theirs a coil their will be a spade plug
or a wire small that is a kill wire disconnect and crank check spark if spark then that wire is shorted
in the loop and you have to trace it it will go to a wire stud mounted to a plate under
the carb with a plastic mount this can be cracked and shorting bypass and try again still
no spark use a match book cover and lower the coil to the flywheel with the match book cover
in be tween and disconnect the small wire crank if no spark the coil unit is the issue replace
some people will say sand clean the tops of the magnets built in to the flywheel this is a myth
it don't matter but feel free to clean anyways it don't hurt.
this seams allot but it is a complete diagnoses the fuel,spark and air system if all this is ok and still don't run you have a serious internal issue the engine will either need
major work or replacement. i hope this all helps you.

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Sounds like you may have oil in the cylinder. This is caused by engine tipping over or maybe the generator fell over on its side, etc. This ends up making it really hard to pull start the engine.

Anyway, try removing the spark plug (make sure the ignition wire is pulled out of the way) and then turn over the engine a few times (5 or 6 times) to get any oil out.

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remove the spark plug and wile holding with a pair of pliers
ground the metal side of the plug against the top of the motor on a bare spot
set the run switch to run and crank the engine look for a spark if theirs a spark
re install the plug.
check the gas line at the carb by removing the
hose and turning on the gas valve under the tank.
if gas flows then replace the hose back.
if theirs no gas then you have a plugged fuel line or gas valve
their is also a screen in the tank attached to the valve remove it and install a in line filter
it will be easier to replace later if it happens again.
remove the air filter and crank engine with the choke closed
check for a gas smell in the carb hole by smell after cranking engine.
if wile checking for a smell of gas at the carb and their was none then you can have a stuck float or
gummed up carb remove and dissemble clean and at that point rebuild the kits are only around $20.00 and a float $6.00+.
if ok remove the spark plug again and set run switch to off
place a finger over the plug hole crank finger should be blow-en from the hole
and a wosh of air if ok. go to next step.
if the pressure did not blow your finger off you may have a stuck valve or a bent one
this will require removing the head for repairs.
take in for service.
if there is no spark with plug removed remove wires from the run switch and connect
together and remove wire from the low oil sensor crank. if spark replace the wire back
on low oil sensor crank if no spark replace the low oil sensor reassemble run.
if the is no spark with the wire on the sensor then replace the run switch.
re assemble run. if their is no spark with oil sensor disconnected and run switch wires
connected to each other remove the front air flow cover to expose the coil check wires for any
bare spots repair as needed. on the top on the flywheel theirs a coil their will be a spade plug
or a wire small that is a kill wire disconnect and crank check spark if spark then that wire is shorted
in the loop and you have to trace it it will go to a wire stud mounted to a plate under
the carb with a plastic mount this can be cracked and shorting bypass and try again still
no spark use a match book cover and lower the coil to the flywheel with the match book cover
in be tween and disconnect the small wire crank if no spark the coil unit is the issue replace
some people will say sand clean the tops of the magnets built in to the flywheel this is a myth
it don't matter but feel free to clean anyways it don't hurt.
this seams allot but it is a complete diagnoses the fuel,spark and air system if all this is ok and still don't run you have a serious internal issue the engine will either need
major work or replacement. i hope this all helps you.

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remove the spark plug and wile holding with a pair of pliers
ground the metal side of the plug against the top of the motor on a bare spot
set the run switch to run and crank the engine look for a spark if theirs a spark
re install the plug.
check the gas line at the carb by removing the
hose and turning on the gas valve under the tank.
if gas flows then replace the hose back.
if theirs no gas then you have a plugged fuel line or gas valve
their is also a screen in the tank attached to the valve remove it and install a in line filter
it will be easier to replace later if it happens again.
remove the air filter and crank engine with the choke closed
check for a gas smell in the carb hole by smell after cranking engine.
if wile checking for a smell of gas at the carb and their was none then you can have a stuck float or
gummed up carb remove and dissemble clean and at that point rebuild the kits are only around $20.00 and a float $6.00+.
if ok remove the spark plug again and set run switch to off
place a finger over the plug hole crank finger should be blow-en from the hole
and a wosh of air if ok. go to next step.
if the pressure did not blow your finger off you may have a stuck valve or a bent one
this will require removing the head for repairs.
take in for service.
if there is no spark with plug removed remove wires from the run switch and connect
together and remove wire from the low oil sensor crank. if spark replace the wire back
on low oil sensor crank if no spark replace the low oil sensor reassemble run.
if the is no spark with the wire on the sensor then replace the run switch.
re assemble run. if their is no spark with oil sensor disconnected and run switch wires
connected to each other remove the front air flow cover to expose the coil check wires for any
bare spots repair as needed. on the top on the flywheel theirs a coil their will be a spade plug
or a wire small that is a kill wire disconnect and crank check spark if spark then that wire is shorted
in the loop and you have to trace it it will go to a wire stud mounted to a plate under
the carb with a plastic mount this can be cracked and shorting bypass and try again still
no spark use a match book cover and lower the coil to the flywheel with the match book cover
in be tween and disconnect the small wire crank if no spark the coil unit is the issue replace
some people will say sand clean the tops of the magnets built in to the flywheel this is a myth
it don't matter but feel free to clean anyways it don't hurt.
this seams allot but it is a complete diagnoses the fuel,spark and air system if all this is ok and still don't run you have a serious internal issue the engine will either need
major work or replacement. i hope this all helps you. re-post your outcome please.

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