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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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Onan 6500 less than 50 hours on it, stored in garage

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Onan 6500 less than 50 hours on it, stored in garage 2-years, won't start with jumper cables. Runs briefly with application of "starter fluid" so it seems to have spark, I have drained and refueled. What is most likely problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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Most likely the carburetor jets are stopped up. The engine can't pull enough fuel through the jets to keep it running properly on its own. You will need to thoroughly clean the carburetor in order to solve the problem. You can clean the jets without removing the entire carburetor, just remove the carburetor bowl and you will have access to the jets that are up inside the stem that sticks down from the carburetor body.

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