1 pull to 4 pull starts

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Old 11-04-18, 11:39 AM
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1 pull to 4 pull starts

What can I do to regain the one pull start on my generator? When it was new, one pull and it started immediately. Now it takes 4 pulls. It runs smooth and always starts since I cleaned the carb, but it still takes 4 pulls. It's a Subaru EX13D_30D Robin Engine.
 
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Old 11-04-18, 12:54 PM
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Little shot of starter fluid!
 
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Old 11-04-18, 01:08 PM
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Well yea, but that means taking off the air filter every time.

What "trick" do I need to do to get fuel to the spark plug like when it's new. If I had a primer bulb that would do it, but it's not equipped with that.
 
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Old 11-04-18, 02:33 PM
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but that means taking off the air filter every time
Nope, just a little spray onto the filter/intake is all that is needed, it doesnt care if filter is there or not!
 
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Old 11-04-18, 03:15 PM
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Recent hurricane up the east coast, lost power for a length of time (couple days). My neighbor has a top of the line whole house portable generator with electric start. Couldn't get it to start. He tests it monthly and runs if for a while. I came to help, went back home, brought starter fluid. Once squirt and it fired up on the first attempt and ran for the next few days.
 
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Old 11-04-18, 03:52 PM
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OK, then, I guess a can of starter fluid will be on ready from now on.

Thanks Guys.
 
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Old 11-05-18, 11:16 AM
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Make sure the choke is closing fully.
 
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