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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I HAVE A TROY BUILT GENERATOR (5500) THAT WONT START. CAN

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I HAVE A TROY BUILT GENERATOR (5500) THAT WONT START. CAN YOU HELP TO GET IT STARTED?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Remove the spark plug, and with plug grounded to the metal , crank and look for spark. If it has spark, out a teaspoon of fuel direct into the cylinder, re-install spak plug and see if it will start for a few seconds,

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If it starts and dies, the carburetor is not letting fuel to the engine and the carburetor needs cleaning. Be sure you have fuel to the carb!