Hope I spelled that right? Oh well, I have a Coleman power mate 8 hp generator that we have had for about 10 years. My uncle had it for his HVAC business and someone forgot to check the oil and they blew it up. I partnered with my BIL to buy a short block and got it running about 6 years ago. We used it at our Bear Camp a few times until he got a diesel generator to use from a friend and then he inherited a nice generator from my father in law. We use that most of the time at camp now. We used to have problems with power outages in the winter over the past. They have since upgraded the power grid and now they are not as frequent. It has always been hard to start, but it would run after some coaxing. I pulled it out from under the bench the other day tried to get it running with no luck. It has always had a short pull rope on it (30"0 and that makes it hard to start but the thing pulls over very hard. I pulled the carb and was surprised when the first thing happened, the high speed brass needle holder broke off in the carb. My camera is acting up again and I couldn't get any pictures. This was the worst carb I have ever worked on. The float was coated in a thick black gunk. There was a bunch of rust also in it. It was stuck and would not move at all. I had to drive the pin that holds the float out with a punch. Had to pull the needle and seat out with long nose pliers. Once I got it apart I had to use an easy out to get the rest of the brass fitting out. Luckily ti came out without any damage to the carb. I used carb cleaner to spray the carb and it cleaned up pretty good. I also put some Seafoam in it and that helped. Cleaning the float without damaging it was a challenge but with the help of CC and Vinegar I got it all cleaned. Bought a rebuild kit at the local NAPA and put it all back together and now ready to put it back on to see if it runs now. We will also be putting a 48" pull rope back on it so it won't be such a short pull. I will let you know how it turns out.
A question I have and haven't found an answer to is, are there electric starters avaible for these? Model is a HM80. I can't see any teeth on the fly wheel so I would guess it would have to changed as well. Thanks for listening and any information.