my honeywell 7500 generator backfires when i try to start it. tried starting fluid didn't help?

4 Answers

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    New carb or clean the old one with paint thinner.

  • 1 month ago

    clean air filter and carb.  if that's not enough, needs a small engine mechanic

  • Barry
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Fuel starvation or timing issue. Clean the carburettor. Take it off and use carb cleaning aerosol. Use copper fuse wire to make sure the jet(s) are clear. You can buy refurb carb kits if it's a common carb.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Engine is misfiring and likely running lean.  Replace the spark plug, air filter and fuel filter first.

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