Some generators have a low oil shutoff. Make sure the oil is full -- so that
the dipstick shows the oil to the full line. Might want to change the oil,
drain the old out and fill it up. My 10 HP generator took 28 ounces. I threw
in the full quart, and it ran fine.
The generator was a champ until it wouldn't start one time. A "helpful"
neighbor of my Dad's sprayed ether into the spark plug hole. Dried the oil
out of the cylinder, and siezed it up. Ether is OK if sprayed onto the air
filter. Which I've done as needed over the years. Ether in the spark plug
hole is instant death.
Christopher A. Young
Do good work.
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