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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Just won't start
check the spark plug after a failed attempt to start. If dry, then no fuel is entering engine.
Did you leave old fuel in carb? if so, your carb probably is dirty: old gasoline deposits varnish, gum, and you will need to dissassemble carb and clean it.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Most gasoline engines need three basic things to run: proper air/fuel mixture, sufficient compression, and a properly timed spark. Check the easiest, cheapest things first, then check the "Gee, I forgot to turn on the gas" kind of things next, then work your way onwards from there.
Compression can be guesstimated with the proverbial thumb-over-the-empty-spark-plug-hole routine as you turn it over casually to check compression. If it doesn't blow your thumb out of position, you could have a hole in the piston (overheating response) or a stuck or damaged intake or exhaust valve.
Check for fuel flow by carefully disconnecting the fuel line to the carburetor and letting some run into a tin can (no styrofoam coffee cups, please). It should dribble freely. If not, you have to back-track the line and find out where the blockage is.
Spark is one that sounds like you've already tested (spark plug out of the cylinder head, hooked up and laying on the metal engine as you turn it over?) so check timing. You will probably need a manual for this test, although a good estimate is that the plug should fire just a wee bit before Top Dead Center position of the piston. Like I said, a manual comes in handy here.
From what you've mentioned, though, I'd start trouble-shooting at the fuel flow part first.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
try removing the air filter and try starting if it dirty or to oily , no vacuum is created to pull the fuel into the carb
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
Testimonial: "I removed the air filter,then put air filter back on,it started for 2 mintes.I shut it off, but then allot of gas just spewed out of the air filter?"
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
I read spce sheets for this generator and several of the spec sheets say it requires 0.16 L of oil. If generator has a low oil level sensor that will kill the spark if the oil level is low.
Here is a copy of the Owners manual:
I went through the manual reading every detail about the generator and could find nothing about an low oil level sensor.
The wiring diagram on page 27 only shows the ignition switch, with a Brown wire to the ignition controller and then an orange wire to the high voltage coil in the circuit.
The parts diagram throws a wrench n the game as it mentions an ignitor... (item 2)
I see the switch, (item 4 page 24)
The magneto (Item 16 page 22)
The High voltage coil / set (Item 28 page 22) as the only 3 things in the circuit.
Disconnect the brown wire at the ignition controller and switch the run switch to ON. Check for a ground (none allowed)
Then check the Orange wire at the ignition controller to the high voltage set / coil. You may read resistance of the coil but is should NOT read ZERO ohms. IF you read ZERO you need to locate the short.
Inspect the wiring connections especially around the ignition controller. For a unit with 1 hr of run time it has to be something simple like a disconnected terminal unless rodents chewed on the wiring.
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Posted on Jun 04, 2011
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