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Ranwell1, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  I Own a Lawn Mower Sales and service business (37years). Have 2-cycle and 4-cycle certification.
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i have an older colman generator model PM54-2000 . we have

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i have an older colman generator model PM54-2000 . we have not used it for several years and axualy used it total no more than 10 hours. today (the 28 of august try to start it and i coud'nt. ihave spark , gas ,bat do not start .i put some gas with an eyedroper in to the carb and starts but does not stay runing . any sagestions ;
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Ranwell1 replied 7 years ago.


As engines sit or get older, fuel that is left in the carburetor can turn to gum and varnish and cause this and other problems.

Also, any gasoline that was left in a gas can for a period of more than 30 days must be discarded because it also has begun to turn to varnish.

More than 70% of all of our repairs in our lawn mower business are due to this same issue. You most likely have dirt, gum, varnish...etc in your carburetor plugging up the small passageways and jets in the carb. It Must be removed from the engine, cleaned very well, blown out with compressed air and reassembled using a NEW carburetor rebuild kit. ALWAYS clean the fuel tank and replace the fuel line when doing this repair or you may have to do it all over again. The inside of the fuel line disintegrates over time and these small pieces of rubber will plug up the carb too. Dirt and water from a dirty fuel tank will also plug up the carb. Find the Model, type and serial or code numbers off of the engine and take them to your local dealer to get the carb kit.


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