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I bought this ford...

I bought this ford fg6250 generator right beofre irma...started running rough for about an hour after 25 hours or so of use. now it wont turn over. I know its not power draw because 1) it wont turn over now, and 2) i only had 2 fans, a frig, a tv, and a small A/C unit hooked to it

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

Yeah done all that. fuel is a light yellow. i didn't notice any water in it.

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

Probably not. its 30 hours old

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

No...and i hate canned responses

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Hank F., Technician replied 8 months ago
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Will it do anything at all when you turn it to start? Clicking noise? Buzzing? Humming?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
nope, a slight stutter maybe but thats it.
Technician: Hank F., Technician replied 8 months ago
Not sure what you mean by slight stutter.
If the engine isn't cranking, can you hear the solenoid clicking?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
just tried to start it again, sizeable backfire but nothing. as far as hearing the solenoid, i'm not good enough to be able to discern whether its cliking or not. Though I suppose with that backfire it is.
Technician: Hank F., Technician replied 8 months ago
The engine can't backfire if it is not cranking.
So the engine IS cranking, but just not starting?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
correct. I thought I had laid thought out when I said with my original post that the engine wouldn't turn over. Guess i need to be more clear in the future. sorry
Technician: Hank F., Technician replied 8 months ago

It happens - terminology can be a burden.

Take the term "generator". What you are calling a generator, I call a genset. A genset is composed of 2 major components - the generator, which produces the electricity, and the engine, which drives the generator. When I say generator, I am referring to the generator itself - the gen end, or you probably call it the alternator.

Cranking and turning over are the same thing - that is why I thought the unit wasn't cranking.

Backfiring is caused by 1 of 2 things:

1. Restricted carb. You may well have gotten some debris down into the carb that needs to be cleaned out.

2. Misadjusted valves. Make sure the valves are adjusted properly.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I'll take a look at that, pull the carb in the mornin, hopefully it wont void the warrenty
Technician: Hank F., Technician replied 8 months ago

If this unit is still under warranty, I would check into that before pulling it.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
k will do.
Technician: Hank F., Technician replied 8 months ago

Ok.

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