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I got a Titan series gh Performance 8000 Industrial

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I got a Titan series High Performance 8000 Industrial generator. But I can't get it to start. What should I do to troubleshoot it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Industrial Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Is engine cranking over?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If it is, remove spark plug and with it grounded, see if you have spark.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

I f you have spark, put finger with rag over the spark plug hole, and see ifit has enough compression to move your finger.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

With spark and compression, put teaspoon of fuel into the spark plug hole, re-install the plug and see if it will start.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't see any spark when I ground it.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Locate the coil, next to the flywheel, remove the kill wire to it. and check for spark again.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If no spark, replace the coil.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I ordered the coil. I'm still waiting on it to arrive
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, thanks for the reply!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay I replaced the coil and got it to start once. But I shut it off right away cause things were shaking. I then put it all back together and I can't get it to run. There is spark now
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If it has spark, does it have fuel ? Is fuel supply on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay so I got it started by spraying a lot of carb cleaner. The it all of a sudden died. So I checked my fuel line it was weak so I replaced the filter. It got a steady flow of gas I then started it again and in ten minutes it turned off and I can't get it started again. Although when I did have it on I tried to use a Lincoln arc welder but it didn't seem to put out enough power. Is this generator to small for a welder?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

8000 watts, what is the rating of the welder?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Back to the no start, do you have spark, Do you have fuel?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Generator is 8000 watts, what is rating of the welder?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not sure what the rating of the welder is where do I find that informationI do have spark and do have fuel
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Welder would have a specification tag on it somewhere.