Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

We have a home standby Generac generator that runs on

Customer Question
Hi, we have a home...
Hi, we have a home standby Generac generator that runs on propane. We have looked for any kind of model information but can't find it stamped anywhere. The generator cranks and tries to fire but won't start. It will start and run sometimes but at other times just won't start at all. Any ideas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Small Engine
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Answered in 2 days by:
1/25/2016
Technician: Pete, Technician replied 2 years ago
Pete
Pete, Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 33,353
Experience: 17 years automotive training and experience.
Verified

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.My info is somewhat limited on your model here but I had seen no one else has responded and would like to see if I can help here.If at any time you feel that I cannot help with this please let me know.

If this model has an inline fuel filter in some cases the fuel filter can become restricted and cause this issue here needing replaced and can be common.I would have the fuel system tested by an authorized LP service facility to see if any fuel issues are found needing corrected for this fault here.If any issues are found they will need repaired for this fault here.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service.You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Pete Your Own Question
Pete
Pete
Pete, Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 33,353
33,353 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 17 years automotive training and experience.

Pete is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

15,517 satisfied customers

have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.

Jon K.

Jon K.

Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

2,995 satisfied customers

Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines

James W

James W

Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

2,986 satisfied customers

7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

2,927 satisfied customers

Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers

Wayne

Wayne

Engine Rebuilder

2,041 satisfied customers

many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

< Previous | Next >

Related Small Engine Questions
I have a 30KW Generac generator that runs on Propane gas.
I have a 30KW Generac generator that runs on Propane gas. During the 15 test run, the engine dies or slows down and then restarts. Sometimes shuts down completely. The maint. technician could not find… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
5,365 satisfied customers
I just purchased a Generac Guardian 22,000-watt standby
I just purchased a Generac Guardian 22,000-watt standby generator. What size transfer switch do I need to obtain … read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
5,365 satisfied customers
I'm having a time trying to figure out how old a PTO driven
I'm having a time trying to figure out how old a PTO driven Generac generator is. I'm also interested in what kind of maintenance is needed on the generator itself (brushes etc.). What can go wrong wi… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a Generac 16KW residential generator that is supposed
I have a Generac 16KW residential generator that is supposed to turn on automatically when there is a power failure. It runs on propane. There is fuel. A few weeks ago, there was a brief failure and t… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
I have a generac stand by generator mdl # 0055020. I
I have a generac stand by generator mdl #(###) ###-#### I replaced a burnt up transfer switch, now the generator cranks but will not fire. … read more
Wayne
Wayne
Engine Rebuilder
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,041 satisfied customers
I am thinking of getting a generator for my house. I was
I am thinking of getting a generator for my house. I was looking at the dura Max hybrid 10,00watt. I would put in a transfer switch and power water pump heat and some essential circuits. Any advice… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
5,365 satisfied customers
I have a recently installed 44S677-0033 engine in my lawn
I have a recently installed 44S677-0033 engine in my lawn tractor and today it will only run in the choke position (past full throttle) and when I position the throttle anywhere else What's wrong?… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Hi, Hank, I have a question about a Generac 20 kW generator.
Hi, Hank, I have a question about a Generac 20 kW generator. I installed solar panels, etc. for a friend who lives off grid. He purchased a Generac 20 kW generator and is running it on propane. I wire… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
5,365 satisfied customers
have a 992 cc generac that is backfiring flames out of air
have a 992 cc generac generator that in cranking mode is backfiring flames out of air box. what is the reason? also found oil in air box. Engine will not start.… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
5,365 satisfied customers
I have a Generac 15kw generator with a 1.5liter Mit engine
I have a Generac 15kw generator with a 1.5liter Mit engine that runs on propane. I bought it used with 70 hours on it - motor fine the first time I fired it up but the second time it ran much faster a… read more
Expert-Repair
Expert-Repair
Owner Kingsland Auto & Marine Services
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
11 satisfied customers
Hello, I have a 8kw generac propane standby generator. I lost
Hello, I have a 8kw generac propane standby generator. I lost power durring storm here in Ct. The generator has been running for a couple of days, so I turned it off to conserve fuel,and now it wont s… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
5,365 satisfied customers
I wish to get a 10kW standby generator. What is the difference
I wish to get a 10kW standby generator. What is the difference between a Generac Guardian model and a Centurion model 6061 that is made by Generac?… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
5,365 satisfied customers
Last year I purchased a Generac Model 5501 ( 8 Kw) standby
Last year I purchased a Generac Model 5501 ( 8 Kw) standby generator from Home Depot and had it installed by a certified Generac dealer. I would like to purchase the maintenance kits ( Oil and Air Fil… read more
Steve
Steve
technician/service adviser
Bachelor's Degree
12 satisfied customers
We recently purchased a 17KW Generac standby generator. We
We recently purchased a 17KW Generac standby generator. We tried to fire it up tonight and it will crank but not start. It is run on liquid propane. This is the first time we have tried to start it as… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
5,365 satisfied customers
I have a generac standby generator that runs on propane. The
I have a generac standby generator that runs on propane. The engine part number is XXXXX and is 1.2L. The model number is XXXXX 02877 S. What is it's propane consumption in gallons per hour… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
5,365 satisfied customers
We are looking for a reserve automatic generator to take over
We are looking for a reserve automatic generator to take over when we lose power. We undderstand that the Kohler model 12RES would work pretty well for meeting our needs,does it come with an automatic… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
5,365 satisfied customers
best way to get info on a coleman powermate home standby generator.
best way to get info on a coleman powermate home standby generator. a 15 kw liquid cooled propane model with a asco series 165,100amp automatic transfer sw.… read more
Carey (Turtle) Moore
Carey (Turtle) Moore
Supervisor Fleet Maintenance
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
175 satisfied customers
Have generac model 04791-0,3.4kW lp,wont start. does it have
Have generac model:04791-0,3.4kW lp,won't start. does it have a tach to check overspeed or underspeed. fuel ,spark ,compresson,all check ok. tryies to start at beginning and end of crank cycle.… read more
The Home Smithy
The Home Smithy
Home Improvement Repair Consultant
1,890 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x