Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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What is the full model number of the genset, and is it running on gas or LP?
There is a letter after the 26100. I have to have that letter.
The first thing I need you to do is to remove the air filter.
While cranking the engine, start spraying in some carb cleaner. Do not use starting fluid.
Can you get the engine to start and run on carb cleaner?
Also, you are somewhat unclear here.
Will the engine just not start and run, or will it start and run as long as you hold the start button down, and then quits when you release the button?
Starting fluid is very bad for these engines. You really should not be using it.
But if the engine will run on it, then we know it is not getting fuel.
First test the fuel pump to see if it is pumping gas.
If it is not, we need to find out why.
If it is pumping gas, you have a bad carburetor, and it will need to be replaced.
On a carburetor, it is usually not what you can see that makes it bad, it is what you can't see. There are a lot of tiny passages drilled throughout the carb that you can not get to at all, and it is usually these passages that get plugged up, because they are so small.
A Spec H genset is not capable of giving error codes. That did not come into play until a much later version of the KY.
That spec letter is an absolute must have. There are 17 different variations of the KY series units, and they are not all the same.
But if it is a spec p, yes, it should be setting an error code. You may just not be trying to read it correctly.