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JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
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I tried starting my troy bilt 5550 generator after cleaning

Customer Question

I tried starting my troy bilt 5550 generator after cleaning the carburator and she will not start.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: The fuel is clean but to be honest its been a while so I am not sure if I have the valve open or closed.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.

Hi, my name is***** me review the issue, and I will be more than happy to help resolve it as quickly as possible. I will return in under 5 minutes

Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.

can you spray with starting fluid and start machine briefly?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Havent tried that but I will
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.

let me know and we can troubleshoot from there

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Tried that and pulled the spark plug. She has no fire
Expert:  JON replied 1 month ago.

okay, so you can try a few things. you can remove the kill wire from the coil and see if machine will start. if so, you will have to pull plug wire to kill engine. you can remove the coil and try cleaning it and re gapping it, or purchase a new coil and install