Small Engine Problems? Ask an Engine Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello!Thank you for choosing Just Answer for the solution to your problem.My name is Hank, and I am going to assist you with this.
This model number is not coming up at all.
Did you maybe mistype a number or 2?
What is the serial number?
What type of genset is this - portable, commercial?
Are there any other identifying marks on it?
What engine is on it?
Please give me as much information as you can.
This is an engine I am very familiar with - Generac GN570.
It was actually made by Briggs and Stratton.
The issue I am having is that I need to identify the generator itself.
What is the serial number of the generator?
Are there any markings on the front of the generator, such as Q55, NP60 etc?
We can do a couple of things, though.
Remove the shroud over the top of the engine.
You will see 2 coils - one above each cylinder.
There is a single black wire coming from each coil (not counting the spark plug wires).
Unplug both of these black wires, and check for spark again. Check both cylinders.
Do you have spark with these wires disconnected?
If this is satisfactory to you, then great.
But if you wish to finish the troubleshooting to find the problem, let me know.