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Wen generator I removed the fuel **** from my WEN Generator. In the manual it states that to drain the fuel you simply remove the fuel line and turn t to open and the fuel should drain out. When I do that the fuel does not drain. In fact my generator frequently stalls out as if starved for fuel. Does anyone know if that means the fuel **** needs replaced? When I removed it and tried to blow air through it it wouldn't allow the air to flow through it in the open or closed positions. Any ideas?

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It sounds like the pickup tube in the tank is blocked. Try blowing air back through the fuel petcock into the tank- you may need compressed air to get enough pressure, but that shuld blow out any obstructions.They would still be in the tank though and could cause a problem again.

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