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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Engine will start briefly then stalls and blinks three

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Engine will start briefly then stalls and blinks three times. It was run completely out of fuel and hasn't run right since
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Tank is full and clean. I've been using on a daily basis for months now
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: My buddy took the fuel line loose at the pump and pulled about two feet of hose up from the rear going towards the tank
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

Make and model? Application? Gas or diesel?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Onan genset model HGJAB GAS
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

Is the fule pump working, do you have fuel from it to the carburetor?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
fuel pump appears to be working fine. I can hear it pumping when I prime the generator. If I hold the gas line up it will start and run for a Minuit or two then shuts down
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I took the fuel line off at the carburetor and turned the motor over. It started right up and ran mysteriously while spitting a steady stream of fuel into a bucket. Still shut off after about a Minuit or two
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

oK< not a fuel supply priblem. Is oil level correct, not shutting down from oil sensor?

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