mklectric45
have 17 kw generac air cooled model# 0052830 natural-gas fueled. It will crank but wont turn over!!!! live in va. beach and hurricane just around corner!!!! Someone please help me or point in right direction!!!

Please email me.

I have a 2 week old daughter and i need help soon.

I'm willing to pay for services!!!!


sincerely,

mike
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ceb58
mklectric45;10010 wrote:
have 17 kw generac air cooled model# 0052830 gas fuled.
it will crank but wont turn over!!!! live in va. beach and hurricane just around corner!!!! someone please help me or point in right direction!!!


Slow down and take a deep breath. Do you mean it will turn over but not crank? What is you comfort level working on the unit?
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mklectric45
ceb58

it cranks but wont start!! please help. my level is very high!!
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ohmslaw
Open the air cleaner and check the choke operation. it should be closed before cranking. That is where I would start. I assume the gas valve is open.
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mklectric45
after opening air cleaner, should i try to start it ?
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ceb58
mklectric45;10014 wrote:
after opening air cleaner, should i try to start it ?


Yes, that way you can see if the choke plate is moving. For me a quick test would be to see if the choke plate is moving. If that is OK then I would hit it with a shot of starter fluid. If you don't have that you can use WD-40. Give the carburetor one or two quick shots and try to start it in manual. If it fires and runs for a short period of time you have a gas issue.
Please give more info. Age of unit, LP or Nat. gas
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mklectric45
natural gas. 16 kw generac guardian series, about 5 years old. choke plate
operating fine. stuck fingers in carburator ports and there is suction and smell
of fuel.
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Skip Douglas SkipD
Folks, I've been on contact with Mike. His unit is natural gas powered. If y'all can help, you can email him via the forum to get info to him faster than just a reply here.
Skip Douglas
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ceb58
Lets us know the cause and fix.
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Skip Douglas SkipD
Here's a message I got from Mike via email:

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Skip,[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2] Thanks to you and everyone on the forum for trying to[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]help me and my family with troubleshooting my generator.[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]
Unfortunately, it still did not start and time was really against us because the weather really downgraded faster than we[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]expected. The weather here in Va. Beach is getting really[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]bad as we speak. Me and wife and newborn will do what we[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]can to get through storm.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Thanks Skip and everyone on the forum that replied and concern.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]I do want to get this generator running ASAP after we ride out the hurricane.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2] Warmest Regards,[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2] Mike[/SIZE][/FONT]
Skip Douglas
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rico567
Whoa, how discouraging. What a way to end this........pretty much a worst-case scenario when it comes to standby generators. Would be good to hear how they come through the storm if you hear about it, Skip.
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