GX390 sitting for a year (generator)

CodyMoore

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Hi - I replaced the battery and it started up but then died about 10 seconds later - rinse and repeat.
I then opened the oil cap and the fluid began running out - it was extremely viscus and smelled of gasoline.
I drained the fluid, replaced with 4 cycle, and now it won't start - it cranks away, just no fire.
Any tips?
I'm terrible with small engines so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Scrubcadet10

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sounds like the needle failed in the carb, allowing gasoline into the crankcase.
You'll need to remove the carburetor and clean it and replace the needle. Or buy a new carb, whichever is easiest for you.
 
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