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I have a Kohler generator set model KT17 that was not run for several years and was full of old gasoline. It would not start at all so I replaced plugs, cleaned fuel pump & filter, then cleaned carb and replaced float valve. Now the engine will start with every try, but will not keep running. It dies within one or two seconds. Could there be something in the carb that is still clogged? I was thinking the main fuel adjustment screw (needle) could be clogged. Any other ideas?

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Check the genset controller for a fault, low oil psi, no output voltage, overspeed, overcrank / no crank disconnect signal / starter staying engaged, high engine temp.

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