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Yamaha MZ2300 generator won't start

Won't start

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: My generator will start if I spray it with either

Main jet is clogged

Posted on May 27, 2011


thesnooper

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SOURCE: Generator won't start. Seems to

have you had the generator stored with fuel in the carburettor since its last use if so the fuel goes bad and blocks up the main jet, remove the float bowl and clean out all the residue you can clean out the main jet with a suitable piece of wire

Posted on May 30, 2011

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kel1guy2002

Kelly

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SOURCE: My generator won't start. I

Check the oil and make sure it is full. (probably is) Engine has a low oil level sensor that will shut off / kill ignition if the oil level is low.
Then pull off the carb air cleaner and float bowl. Catch the gas in a spray paint can lid.
OLD fuel turns into like a shellac and you will need to use carb cleaner and just do a good cleaning. Make sure you clean in the threaded area of the bowl nut as the main fuel jet is there and will need to be cleaned. Look into the intake of the carb. Bottom of the carb you will not some brass tubes / holes. Spray those out with carb cleaner. Check fuel flow from the fuel tank after cleaning. It should be at a rapid gravity flow rate.

Do this test with your gas you have in the paint can lid. Pour enough fuel to make about a 3 inch puddle after spreading on cement.
Use a long stick and dip it in your gas tank until the end of the stick is just coated with fuel. Light the stick end and touch it to the puddle... If you don't get a good flash / poof (i.e burns like a tiki torch) The gas is old. Drain the tank and the main fuel line. Then add fresh gas.

CHECK compression. Make sure that you feel a vacuum at the intake when cycling the engine thru spark plug installed.

If this does not work let me know I can still help you.
Kelly

Posted on Jul 18, 2011

Mr BrokRench

Mr BrokRench

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SOURCE: Our Honda EB 3500 generator

It's either not getting enough fuel, or the govenor is not working. When the engine is running, watch the throttle linkage between the carburetor and engine, looks like a bent wire. When you throw a load on it, it should move to give the engine more power, if it dont, try moving it by hand.
If that appears to be working ok, check the fuel line from the tank to the carb for good gas flow.
You can also remove the float bowl on the bottom of the carb, it's a round bowl on the bottom of the carb with a bolt in the middle of it...clean it out and check the float. The float looks like a little catamaran, make sure it is moving freely up and down. That is about all you can do without removing and cleaning the jets in the carb.

Good luck, & i hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011

stewbison

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Hello, ushicks/me hillybilly. One question how old is the fuel in then generator tank,Hey. If it has a fuel filter replace it. Modern gasoline is junk fuel and after a few months it looses some chemical proprieties. GB...stewbison

Posted on Sep 29, 2011

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