Question about Watts Onan Portable Generator - 4000 , Model# 5500

2 Answers

Hi ive been given a wolf 800 generator but i cant get it to work i have checked the plug wich is getting a spark and i can smell petrol in the cylinder head. what im wondering dose petrol go off i dont no how long its been in the tank so could it be this thats the problem

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I have a Wolf 800 that was difficult and would not start.
1. The fuel hose was kinked and fuel was not flowing to carburettor, hose unkinked and fuel flowed.
2. Check the push-on connectors at rear of on/off switch, one had come off. Easiest way to replace is to remove fuel tank bolts (4) and angle tank out of the way.
3. If a Chinese F5TC spark plug is fitted, throw it away even if a spark is apparent, and replace with a equivalent such as NGK BP5ES or Champion N14YC

Posted on Aug 07, 2012

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 44 Answers

Yes fuel goes bad drain fuel and clean carberater and put some seafoam in gas or small engine tuneup

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Clarke 2200kw generator will not start Have changed spark plug checked flters put in fresh petrol


are you getting spark , is the on switch on , some people forget to do this

Jan 19, 2015 | Electrical Supplies

1 Answer

Hi we have a wolf 950 generator that wont start,cleaned plug,is there anything else i can try,HELP!


are you getting spark. pull out your plug and with the wire connected. hold the plug about an 1/8 of an inch away from any metal on the motor and ensure your getting spark. also check to ensure your fuel is not bad..

Aug 14, 2011 | Wolf Manufacturing Electrical Supplies

1 Answer

Petrol strimmer,, spark at plug,, petrol & 2


I have a flymo 430 petrol strimmer and cannot start it. ive cleaned the filter, put in new plug it went first time and then stopped and wont start again the plug seems to get wet all the time any ideas

Jul 03, 2011 | McCulloch Heavy Machinery

2 Answers

Hi recieved my atomik radier250 brand new yesterday and put it all together but now after ive charged the battery i cant get the thing started ive done everytging to the poorly descriped so called manual...


If it doesn't fire right up do not keep trying you will burn up the starter Change something
1.Fuel on
2 kill switch to run
3 side stand up
4 petcock in prime position if it has one
5 Spark?
6 choke on?
7 check the spark plug to see if it smells like gas or is wet with fuel
20 seconds at a time on the starter or it will burn out

Feb 11, 2011 | Factory bike Chrono SM 250 Motorcycles

1 Answer

Hi Please can you confirm what fuel the Ryobi rg6700k generator takes?


Hi. I've been looking online and there's no information about this model. However this is how to tell which fuel it uses. If it has a spark-plug it burns petrol. Diesel engines don't have spark-plugs they use glow plugs which are different. Spark-plugs have a spark gap which the spark jumps across while glow plugs do not.

If it has a separate place for putting oil, and a dipstick for checking the oil level, then the fuel is petrol only. If it doesn't have a place for oil then the fuel is petrol mixed with 2 stroke oil. I hope this answers your question.

Jan 19, 2011 | Garden

1 Answer

Hi, Honda HRG465C Petrol Mower running problem


The first thing to check is the spark plug, is it clean and properly "Gapped" next is are we actually getting spark, does the spark plug actually "Spark". Check. Check Spark Plug lead., Check connections. Do we have Fuel, Check .and Is the fuel getting to the Carburettor? Check. Check the battery. alternator, generator, is providing power. Check the Mixture.

Mar 23, 2010 | THQ The Lawnmower Man

1 Answer

Wolf 800 generator. Engine will run but very electrical power is


is the engine running at the correct speed
3000 rpm to produce 50hz
3600 rpm to produce 60hz

Mar 06, 2010 | Electrical Supplies

1 Answer

No spark at plug


I have a coleman pm 2200 about 12 yrs. old. No spark

Aug 13, 2009 | Wolf Manufacturing Electrical Supplies

1 Answer

Ihave a g900 clarke generator that runs perfect,smells of petrol


Hi i have the same unit, i believe that this is just after fumes that actually smell very much like petrol. As this happens to mine as well and the cap is a very tight seal. Its very much like the smell of an old petrol lawn mower.

Do you know which way round the 240v plugs go.... for instance, which pin is positive (live) and which pin is ment to be negitive (neutral).

As you can put the plug in either way it just seems wrong??
POST SOLUTION HERE THANX

Mar 31, 2009 | Electrical Supplies

Not finding what you are looking for?
Watts Onan Portable Generator - 4000 , Model# 5500 Logo

389 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Watts Electrical Supplies Experts

Jim London
Jim London

Level 2 Expert

257 Answers

Ottoniel

Level 2 Expert

202 Answers

Joseph Hoffmann

Level 3 Expert

1702 Answers

Are you a Watts Electrical Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...