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I hooked atest light to spark plug wire and pulled on starter rope
A regular test light or an ignition tester?
The first thing to check is the oil level. Most generators have low-oil protection and require the oil to be slightly over the full mark. If you can check that and what type of test light we'll go from there. Thanks, PK.
You should either use an ignition tester or pull the plug and hold it against the head while pulling the starter and see if the plug fires.
Can you tell me the make and model of the engine?
This is a Briggs and Stratton engine isn't it?
Can you tell me the model of the generator?
Just come back to this same question, replying like you have been and you won't have to go through the deposit process again.
It'll be late afternoon before I get on here but we'll try and figure the problem out then. Thanks, PK.
PK i just checked again the only number i can find other than the one igave you before is model number 01919
That may be part of a model number. There will be a model, type and code number either stamped into the sheet metal or on a plate or sticker. Usually it'll be on the flywheel shroud.
The problem is that for each Briggs model, there may be a hundred or more types, so it's important to know for sure exactly what engine was spec'd by the generator assembler.
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