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Generac 15,000 guardian. went to start it today and it won't

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generac 15,000 guardian. went to start it today and it won't start. i get a backfire from time to time but still won't start. tried starter fluid no good. it was running when it went into storage. has new plugs new gas (none was left in it). i need this as we are on the east coast of florida
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 20 days ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** will see if i can help you with your problem.. Even with starter fluid it doesnt start? does it seem to have to much compression? or does it turn over with no problem just back fire?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
turns over fine. it just cranks like no gas. then it will backfire once or twice but continue cranking
Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 20 days ago.

does the unit have over head valves?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
not sure make of motor
Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 20 days ago.

you have good spark right?

Customer: replied 20 days ago.
did not check that and it is a little late at night to continue. i will try spark, make sure fuel filter is not clogged and check valves in morning. if i cannot get it running we are going west to tampa fl to get out of the way of the storm. thanks for the help
Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 20 days ago.

no problem i wish you the best of luck. If it didnt run off the starter spray i would say its either spark or non compression. which could be the valves are out of adjustment... you can change the fuel filter but i dont think its compession or spark

Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 17 days ago.

i hope all went well for you

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