Sean Atteridge
Model 0052830
Propane
5/8 line 39 inches
Have had 2 years no complete maintenance

When first installed started on own but would take awhile of cranking to start. This lasted about a year. Now wont start on own I have to manually start with some starter fluid and then it starts up instantly and runs great. Want it to start on own so can use the automatic set up it had originally.

I have replace spark plugs with proper gap, Assured the fuel selector is in proper position.

Thanks.
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douglas123
You could have a vent plugged on your fuel regulator. Take a quick look and then we can go from there.
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Sean Atteridge
Thanks Doug for your reply will do and let you know. May take a few days. Sean.
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bucdup
Also remove the air cleaner cover and check if the choke plate is "flipping" back and forth while trying to start. Every once in awhile they are a little too tight and they will stick. It should move freely. If not gently lift up on the plate to free it a bit.

Other easy checks are fuel pressure and regulator vent as mentioned above.

An easy way to check the vent is to loosen the plastic cap on the back of your secondary regulator. If this solves the problem you know you have a clogged vent.
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78buckshot
I would be looking at LP pressure right off the bat, sounds like it never had the correct fuel pressure and has caused hard starting from day one. The regulators will change with age and I haven't seen the pressure go up with age, only down. I tend to set fuel pressure at the high side of specs and in some cases even above that, set your secondary regulator at 14" w.c. with the machine running and check the regulator in the genset to see if it has an output of 11" w.c. Also have the valve lash adjusted if the unit has never been serviced.
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