Kipor not starting.........

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  1. mark e

    mark e Read Only Funster

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    Good news for some ......................but here it goes.

    Kipor IG2000 (yellow varity), been stuck in the garage for 2 to 3 months not started :cry:

    Religously done through the summer, but left till now, wont start.

    Any suggestions from the generator clang ?

    Currently looking at the manual too...................
     
  2. Diabalo

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    Check the usual

    Got a spark
    Plug not fowled up etc
     
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    Look out, here come the Honda owners :Rofl1:
     
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    Has it got plenty of oil? or is it sat on a slope ? a lot of four stroke gennys have a low oil cut out .
     
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    hi i had a problem with a genny that i had not a kippor but it wouldn't start.
    i removed the spark plug and put a small amount of petrol down the spark plug hole using a syringe screwed the plug back in reconnected the lead and tried to start it.
    it fired up straight away. worked every time i had a start problem with it.
    just dont put too much down the plug hole.

    andy
     
  6. mark e

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    Diablo, how do I check the SPARK ?

    Have taken the spark lead off to check it's clean etc, but the Spark :Blush:
     
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    If you take the spark plug out, re connect the lead to the plug, make sure the body of the plug is earthed ( a jump lead from the frame of the genny to the plug) if you have an old plug screw it in the head by hand to stop petrol vapours escaping, if not make sure you do this outside. make sure the switch is set to run and then pull the genny over, if the plug is ok you should see a blue spark, if the spark is yellow or no spark the plug needs changing or you have an electrical fault.

    John
     
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    Take the plug out put it back on the lead and rest it on the cylinder head, pull the starting cord and see if you have a spark on the plug.
     
  9. pappajohn

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    maybe stating the obvious but have you primed the fuel system.....ie..pushed the little plastic bulb on the side 3 or 4 times and opened the filler cap vent.

    another option is remove the spark plug and squirt a LITTLE WD40 down the hole.
    replace the plug and it WILL start, unless theres an ignition problem.

    unlike easystart, which containers ether, the engine doesnt grow to depend on it.
     
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    Give Planet a call tomorrow, 08452996969 we will talk you through what you need to do. If that does not work you can get it to us and we will take a look for you.
    Simon
     
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    I had this, and when I checked the oil loads of petrol GUSHED out.

    Drained the oil/petrol, filled the oil with new and it works great.

    This has happened twice now so I make sure I don't store it with any petrol in the tank :thumb:


    HTH

    Bryan
     
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    Thanks peoples, got day off tommorow so will try all the above :thumb:
     
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    see no jokes from honda owners

    pity you cant push start it

    but no heated rear window to keep hands warm

    "kippor new model drive wheels and heated rear window sorted"

    agree with all the rest , check for spark , clean plug , put fuel in cylinder , refit plug and try starting if no good find a large cliff

    :Rofl1:
     
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    i think you should leave a cup full in to keep the 'pump' diaphram lubed and stop it drying out.
     
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    Does it have a pump? I thought it was gravity fed?
     
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    It will be gravity fed if it is one of the portables. Remember if you get stuck call us.
    Simon
     
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    It goes without saying this is going to come back and bite you.

    If petrol is bleeding into the oil ( through a diaphragm pump ? ) then get ready to buy a new crank at least.

    Let's hope the Planet guy offers you advice accurate.
     
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    HI Robin
    i was waiting for your post to come LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
     
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    i think, as there is no manual petrol tap, it relies on a vacuum diaphram to open the automatic 'tap'

    pull the starter, inlet manifold vacuum is produced which pulls the 'tap' plunger, via a short hose from inlet fannymold to 'tap', so allowing fuel flow.
     
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    might be stale petrol ? unleaded left for any lenth of time will go stale.
     
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