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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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CMT 3500 generator. The generator is less than a year old

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CMT 3500 generator. The generator is less than a year old and only used for two weeks last year. When we got ready to use it again it will not start. Getting spark, getting gas, put on a new coil, has enough oil in it. checked carb. no dirt in it. It does not even try to start, any ideas?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

Pull spark plug and hold finger with rag over the spark plug hole, to see it it has enough compression to move your finger. If no compression, it will not start. A valve may be stuck open, or use a probe in the spark plug hole to see if the piston is moving.