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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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What can cause my generator to try to start and not ever fully

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What can cause my generator to try to start and not ever fully turn over. I've replaced the battery already.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Starter does not spin the engine? Remove spark plugs and see if engine spins.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It just cranks for 10-15 seconds without the spark plugs. I replaced one spark plug but can't get to the other one with the tools I have
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
It quits cranking after the 10-15 seconds? Will starter re-engage, or???
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Gas or lp unit? When did it last run?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It will try again after a break. Natural gas
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Check battery voltage before crank, and while cranking.