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Coleman Generator powerbase 4000 model #PM0543800

I haven't used my generator in a long time... can't find the manual... having trouble starting it... not sure where the choke should be set. Can you help me, please?

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  • cfa6094 Jan 22, 2009

    I have 2 comments:

    1. It's been over 3 months since I originally posted my issue. Although I appreciate that someone made an effort to offer a solution, the response was not very timely. There was a power outage in my area a few weeks ago and I had to go out and buy a new generator.

    2. I would think that someone who is supposed to have some sort of technical expertise in these matters would know how to spell carburetor (not carberator). Makes me wonder just how knowledgeable mrfixit really is.



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I have to leave a comment for cfa6094. Your pretty good at flexing your cyber muscles. I am a service tech in the repair field and deal with people like you all the time. If you are the owner of the equipment you should properly maintain your equipment. Sounds like you are not very organized. Sound more like crises management to me. Is mrfixit the only person you asked about this problem? One more thing, sound like you are a bit of a procrastinator to me. LOOK AT ME NO SPELL CHECK!

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Have you checked the oil yet?
It shuts the engine off or does not allow to start if it if low

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