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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have general GP 6500 generator won't crank change gas

Customer Question

i have general GP 6500 generator won't crank change gas ,pull spark plug and check for spark ok so i try 3 common things air ,fuel ,spark will not pretend to crank
JA: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: generic gp6500 about 5 years old used about 6 hours
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: hopefully
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Remove spark plug and put a teaspoon of fuel direct into the cylinder, re-install the spark plug and see if it will run for a few seconds. If it does, no fuel coming through the carburetor.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Already tried starter fluid did not work
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

With spark plug out, hold finger with rag over spark plug hole and see if you have enough compression to move your finger. You may have a valve stuck open or broken piston.

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