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I bought the Powerhouse PH3100RI last year. It has 3 hours

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I bought the Powerhouse PH3100RI last year.
It has 3 hours on it but hasn't been used since last August (2014). The Generator is stored inside a heated, dry garage.
It won't take a charge and will not start via starter or pullstart.
On one pull it stated for 2 seconds and nothing since.
Do I need to check the spark plug and fuel lines?
Why won't it take a charge?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.
The battery may have gone bad from sitting that long, especially if it got low over the winter. A low or dead battery can freeze in the winter which will ruin the battery.Can you spray carburetor cleaner or a little bit of fuel into the throat of the carburetor? Will it start then?