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I Purchased a Kubota A1400 Series Generator Without Manual, Can't start it got fuel and getting a spark, can you help?

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I have one of these presently. As mentioned in previous post, the gas has a tendency to leak from the tank into the carb and then into the engine via the intake valve. I found the intake valve stem so gummed up. I removed it and polished it. Ran much better. Now I am going to convert it to run on propane so no more gummed valves. If anyone has a copy or pdf of the manual, would be appreciated.

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I had one of these and it was very sensitive about getting the carb jet plugged up from leaving gasoline in the tank and carb bowl. I had to take it apart and clean it w/ card claener several times. I can tell you the engine is super sensitive ab out the needle jet setting. Too rich or too lean and it won't run at all or will gas you out from the smoke.

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First drain the fuel bowl. Any old fuel in there will keep it from starting. Fuel stabilizer is not what it's it cracked up to be. I've worked for 6yrs at a rental yard and had no luck with any fuel stabilizer, the fuel still went bad. If after you drain the fuel bowl it still will not start, you will need to clean the carb. Remove the carb and spray carb cleaner through all the accessible passages. If this does not do it, you will need to replace the carb. For long term storage I highly recommend draining all the fuel and filling just the carb with fuel stabilizer to keep gaskets moist. Then drain the carb when you take it out of storage.

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