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I haven't started my portable generator since Sandy .i just

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i haven't started my portable generator since Sandy .i just added stabilizer and left it alone. what should i do to get it running
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Michael, did you drain your fuel tank and your carburetor, after using it the last time.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
negative... I just added stabilizer not knowing if there was any fuel in the system
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for your response. The leftover fuel inside your fuel tank, and in your carburetor, has very likely turned stale, and clogged your carburetor. Stabilizer will not help, if your fuel is already stale and contaminated, due to age.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

You will need to drain and clean your fuel tank. You will need to either replace, or give your carburetor a really good cleaning.

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