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The Honda 3000 portable generator was running consistently well until it sputtered , backfired and stalled. The low oil light came on. I changed the oil, installed a new plug (which is getting spark) and cleaned the carb bowl and drained gas thru the carb drain. The oil light is off but the unit won't start and occasionally backfires- especially if I give it a shot of starting fluid in the carb throat. It turns over fine but won't start. Could the low oil sensor be the problem or maybe a clogged jet? I'm frustrated.

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Probably the low oil sensor as they do fail or needs to be reset
was the oil level low when it stopped
discuss the problem with the service dealer

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Sound like you've done things in the correct order, tecumseh's are notorious for carb problems if you let as sit in them. Backfiring is timing related (flywheel key) or valve problems. I would take a closer look at the exhaust valve I don't believe it is closing all the way.

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There should be 1 or 2 screws on the carb. You will probably have to remove the air breather to get to the screw(s). I've been seeing a lot of these types of questions, new equipment not running properly. Factory settings were not set properly.

When you find the screw(s), screw in a clockwise direction until it stops; DON'T SCREW DOWN TIGHT, JUST UNTIL IT STOPS. Then unscrew counter clockwise 1 1/4 turns. Try starting.

Continue this process, 1/4 turn at a time up to 2 1/2 full turns. If you forget where you are at on the turning process, start over by screwing back down. Then pick up process where you left off.

If you need further assistance, just let me know.

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Tank filter not blocked? (Take tap off tank) Enough oil in motor? Try overfilling it slightly

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