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I have a Briggs and Stratton Elite series5500 watt
Ensure choke is turned on while starting.
Ensure spark lead is fully pushed onto plug.
spark plug and check there is a spark by keeping spark plug against
body of engine and cranking engine, if no spark check there are no
broken wires in ignition circuit.
off gas tap if present. Remove the float bowl while holding a container
under it to collect any gas. Turn on tap and check the fuel flows
Check the air filter is clean. If it has foam elements these can be washed with warm water and detergent, rinsed and then oiled with a teaspoon of oil evenly distributed through the foam.
on May 01, 2011
Putting 5500 Storm Responder generator back
Maybe you can check on operation manual or ask your supplier.
If you need to have diesel generator set for power generation, please refer to a company website: www.dieselgeneratortech.com. They have doing genset for more than 43 years.
on Jan 11, 2020
Hello. I have a Generac 5000w generator with a
Doesn't look like anyone came close to answering this question correctly.While I realise I am answering a VERY old post, a correct answer may help others that come here in the future who are experiencing the same problem.The issue is with the starter clutch. It screws onto the crankshaft and works like a ratchet wrench. It allows the crankshaft to turn freely one way but "catches" if turned the oher.
Most people don't maintain them properly so it gets rusty inside and the bearings don't move like they are supposed to. Hence the clutch doesn't lock.
It's usually a pretty simple fix. Remove the flywheel cover, secure the flywheel so it doesn't turn then use a rubber mallet and a drift to loosen the clutch. It has normal threads so it turns counter clockwise. It should come loose pretty easily. Once off, look at the front of the clutch. There is a cover which is just pressed on. You should be able to get it loose with a hammer and small flat head screwdriver. Carefull you don't loose the bearings (there are 6) which are pretty large. Clean the whole thing out, removing any rust and debris.Then spray the inside with some lite machine oil (don't use grease or any other thick lubricant).
The shaft should have a piece of felt in the center of it. This should also be soaked with machine oil. To reassemble; place the washer and shaft back into the housing, then place a bearing in each "hole". Give it another shot of machine oil and press the cap back on.
Put it back on the engine and replace the cover. You should now have a workng starter. There is a small hole in the front of the clutch. You should periodicaly squirt some oil into it to keep the clutch lubricated.
on Jan 20, 2019
I have a 18 hp briggs engine. no fire with coil
I think that the problem you have is not with the coil.
let me explain : when there is the need to stop the engine simply we push a button or use a lever in both cases what it simply does the coil is grounded to earth this stops the spark supply to the spark plugs . find the cable which connect from the switch on to the coil because this cable
intermits to short to earth stopping the spark going to the spark plug ( replace cable this will prevent the engine to stopping )
on Jan 03, 2018
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