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
Junk from your can or whatever falls into the gas tank ends up
somewhere, the jet that is supposed to seal off gas with the float can
get a piece of dirt in it not alowing a complete seal. A 50cent fuel
filter can save a motor from being ruined from gas diluted oil.