My neighbor used to lend out his 700$ generator till he got it back
seized. --- Ramsey
I had a similar problem with a B&S outboard boat motor
(4 cycle, air cooled, single cylinder)
I crank it every month and run it when it is not being used
regularly, and I went to pull the starter rope and it wouldn't
come.... I figured the engine had seized, or something, and
I pulled the plug, and found the cylinder had filled with
oil. The piston could not compress it,and it felt real real
real solid, like a seizure.... Well, I pulled it thru a couple
times and put the plug back in, and it cranked fine...
It seems that I had left the motor in a position that allowed
oil to leak around the rings over a month period. I needed to
store the motor in a tilted position so that can't happen....
Just something I ran into than Ransley reminded me of,
and I thought I'd mention it.... Be sure you leave your
motor, or generator, in a position where this won't happen..
Andy in Eureka, Texas