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I have a generator with a Briggs & Stratton Engine, m/n:

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I have a generator with a Briggs & Stratton Engine, m/n: 18542, type: 0242E1, code: 98102849. I left GAS in the carberator the last time that I ran it. Now it will nt start, I think the carberator needs to be cleaned. can you help me?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

I have drained the old gas and replaced it with fresh gas. The shut off valve is open, the on-off switch is in the on position. Gas is in carberator bowl. When I try to start it will run as long as the starting fluid last.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Do you have a video that shows this particuler carburator being cleaned?

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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You will want to remove the carburetor and use carburetor cleaner to clean it. Make sure to clean the sinner jitt of the carburetor as this is the main jet of this machine. Use a small wire to run through the Jets if you have one or use an air compressor to blow through them.
Me personally I use youtube.com to search for visuals as there are many videos there that will help you see how this is done.
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