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Hello Everyone!!
This is my first post here. I have a ust 5500 generator..(honda gx 340 clone). Generator was sitting about a year. I drained gas before I stored it.. Took it out this year to start it.. When I spray started fluid into carb generator starts and dies. All fresh gas and oil. Replaced carb with a brand new carb same issue.. The sparkplug is getting good spark.. Disconnected the oil sensor and the level ground sensor still won't stay running. All new gaskets on the carb. Thought maybe new carb was bad so ordered another carb.. So two new carbs same.issue.. Any suggestions?
 

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sure!
if it starts with start fluid then it is a fuel issue.

verify that you are getting good fuel flow to the carb fuel inlet.
remove the carb bowl and make sure the fuel is flowing well
make sure the carb bowl is installed right and is not binding the float.
also check the tank vent on the fuel. some are built in the gas cap on those remove the gas cap to check that.
some fuel tanks have a screen in the bottom of the tank as a fuel strainer.
and also check for fuel filters in the fuel line and the fuel shut off.
some have in the fuel hose filters hidden!!

and yes you can have a new carb as bad!
or has mfg trash in the carb.
 
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