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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
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AEG 5000W generator its new, just started once before, but

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AEG 5000W generator
its new, just started once before, but been sitting idle for 1 yr, not starting, just gives a bit of smoke. What is the problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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Does it have the same fuel in it that was put in a year ago? I would remove the air filter and spray some carburetor cleaner into the throat of the carburetor and see if it will fire off on that. If it does then you know it is a fuel related problem. If you can get it started it might take off and continue to run if it does I would run all of the old fuel out of it and get some fresh fuel. If it won't continue to run on its own then you will most likely need to drain the fuel and clean the carburetor bowl and jets in order to get it to run on its own.

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