Brand new Generac generator and it won't start
Customer dropped off a brand new generator. Just put in fresh gas and it won't run on anything but "Choke".
First thing was to check for water in the bowl. No.
Removed the carb. Took it apart and checked all the jets for dirt. None found.
Even though it's under warranty, we are going to take a direct hit from Hurricane Sandy tomorrow, so forget about replacing it. There are none and the electric might be out for several days or more.
Checked the plug. Sooted. Expected that because it only runs on choke position.
As soon as you try to open the choke, even slightly, it stalls.
Does not respond to carb cleaner in the throttle, at all. Usually if the jets are blocked, it will at least have some response to carb cleaner. No response at all.
Has compression. Can feel the resistance at TDC.
I don't suspect the carb, but what else would cause this?
I think it's a Chonda engine.