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I have a generac 14k propane fuel that will crank but won't start.

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

I will double check but I had 200 gallons as of 4 months ago and the generator has not been used except for the weekly test runs. I just lost power and the generator didn't crank. I went out and found the battery dead so bought a new one. Now it cranks but won't start.

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

It's been very cold here the past two weeks, -22 below zero at one point

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

I will do the work myself IF possible. I've done some debugging on it before.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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