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Old 06-12-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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Generator will not start

Ever since I bought my 85 Georgie Boy I have started up my generator(Kohler 7kw) weekly. Now since it has been setting up for a couple of weeks it will not start. It has a good battery, full tank of gas, full of oil. I can spray starter fluid in it and it will start up and run momentarily of course. I do have fuel coming out of the electric fuel pump also(replaced by previous owner).
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:45 PM   #2
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My guess would be that byour carburator bowl is maybe clogged. Fuel from the pump and running on starter fluid only leaves whats after the pump.
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You might try tapping on the bowl of the carburetor; float might be stuck.
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These stinkin gennys seem to have a propensity to not start. Try spraying the carb with Gumout or equivalent, and let it sit for an hour. Then, spray more for 1 second, and see if it'll start. I bought the service manual for mine ($20) and it helped only a little bit. Said I need to calibrate the choke using a 0.337 rod. Who has this around the shop? I am stuck with spraying one second of starting fluid if the beast isn't warm, and it works regularly. Dumb carbs!!
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