Put in 4 cyl. oil mix instead of my 2 cyl. accidently , it starts but shuts off in a few seconds , i also notice the spinner gets stuck too it rolls and then stops. I ran it for a while it was fine , then i notice it was not giving enough power the spinner , so i stop to check and clean the excess grass around the spinner , started up again and it would 'nt stay on . thats when i also notice i put in the wrong oil mix . What can i do to fix the problem ,help please . Any advice would be helpful , thanks rich ..
Drain all the gas/oil mix out of the system. Press the red prime bulb several times until there is no fluid in the line. Pull the spark plug and clean it with a soft dry rag. Reassemble and fill tank with 2 cyl/gas mix. Prime it, then pull several times on the start cord. That should work.
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Does it have a dipstick that indicates the amount of oil?
If it has, it is a 4 stroke and does not require an oil/fuel mix.
If it does not have a dipstick, it is a 2 stroke and will require a mix of oil and fuel.
Without knowing anything about your genset, I would think that it is a 4 stroke.
A 2 stroke motor would deliver the power too high in the rev range.
I noticed one of the reasons the engine can shut off is due to lack of engine oil. Just being curious whether you have filled up oil in the crankcase. The manual says there is a engine protection system that operates if engine oil is not at the right level. Make sure you have used the correct grade of engine oil.
the worst thing for generator and compressors are to sit up. when you do sit them up put stabil in the gas. run it and then run the gas out of the carburator. now, make sure the gas in the tank is good and has no water or trash. check the fuel line that it is in good conditon and not plugged. pull the carberator and clean varnish out and clean jets. soak it over nite in varsol or parts cleaner. check to see if you have a low oil shut off. oil level must be correct. check your exhaust to make sure it isn't plugged. some have a little screen that get coated with carbon and won't let it exhaust.( fuel in, spark, exhaust out)
i have had my generator for 6 years. i use fuel stabilizer and do as you did in shutting it down. I do not drain my fuel but it doesnt hurt. I would question putting anything in the engine that could in time cause problems. I use synthetic oil, this should coat all internal parts well enough to not need extra oil. I do start the engine a few times a year and let it run 5 mins. or so. I live in SW La so having a generator that doesnt work during hurricane season is not a good idea. The steps you are taking should keep your engine fine. It is a good idea to run it and use the power every now and then. This keeps the magnets in the generator in good shape.