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My Guardian rv quitepact 40g was running fine and then shut

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my Guardian rv quitepact 40g was running fine and then shut off thought it was out of fuel so drained old fuel and replaced with new spark plug and fuel filter and still will not run HELP
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: started after it shut off have been trying to trouble shoot to no avail need parts list and any info u can give me thanks
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if possible do not have a lot of money to put out and was trying to sell the toy hauler but can not with it not working
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: any suggestions would help as I am stumped
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Wayne replied 3 months ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will try to help you with this

did you check to see if you are getting spark at the Plug ??

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
changed spark plug new one
Expert:  Wayne replied 3 months ago.


Yes I understand that ,

but did you make sure you are getting spark in the plug ??

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
was trying to type that no spark from plug engine acts like it wants to start but nothing
Expert:  Wayne replied 3 months ago.

Thank you for that

OK, if you have no spark at plug, it blew a fuse,

or it has a malfunction, any blinking lights for codes on the panel

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
no is the fuse on the on panel the primer fuse
Expert:  Wayne replied 3 months ago.


the fuse is in the panel, inline fuse

do you have a trouble shooting manual

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
no manual downloaded some info but not enough I guess I can not afford any more do not have full diagam or parts list let alone where to locate fuses
Expert:  Wayne replied 3 months ago.


Open the panel, and look for #14 wire

make sure it is good condition, not ground rubbed

making a ground, that wire will cause a no spark

I hope this helped you

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I will go out and try should I contact u back
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The primer works fuse is good the engine turns over but no spark on the spark plug wire
Expert:  Wayne replied 3 months ago.


check your oil , may be low oil pressure

also wire #86 goes to LOP switch,

remove that and tape off and try for spark again

do you need the wire diagram of it

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I have 2 number 85 wires one goes to lop and hto
Expert:  Wayne replied 3 months ago.

Hi take off the 1 to the LOP switch

Expert:  Hank F. replied 3 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.

I am a certified Generac tecnician.

Neither the LOP or the HOT will prevent spark during the cranking cycle. If you are not getting spark, there is a different problem.

How are you checking for spark?

The best way to do it is to remove the spark plug wire from the spark plug.
Remove the spark plug from the cylinder.
Attach the spark plug wire to the spark plug.
Using insulated tools so you do not get shocked, hold the base of the plug to the bare metal of the engine.
Crank the engine and observe the plug for spark. There should be a bright blue spark jumping the gap of the spark plug.

Is there spark present?

If not, we need to dig into the ignition system.

If you do have spark, remove the air filter.

While cranking the engine, spray in some carb cleaner (do not use starting fluid).

Will the engine try to start on carb cleaner?

Expert:  Wayne replied 3 months ago.

Good Morning

I had a typo wire #86 should have been # *****

also here is the wire diagram, this will help you

click here

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