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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Certified on Onan and Generac generators
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The battery is down and I cant get it to start manually.

Customer Question

The battery is down and I cant get it to start manually. Suggestions?
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Fuel yes..Shut off valve open..fuel is about one year old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Should it at least try to start when manually trying to start it
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 month ago.

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

What is it that you are working on - what type of equipment?

Brand?

Model?

Serial number?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Generac XT 8000E
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No,I prefer texting
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Generac xt8000e series portable generator
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 month ago.

Yes, a portable Generac genset is able to start and run with a weak battery, or even with no battery at all.