starting problem - gas valve

by Dave

The sticker by the gas valve and in owner's manual show reverse positions from words in manual - tech support backs up words in manual----which is right?

Sticker on motor and on fig 11 on page 20 show up is closed-down is open. words by fig 11 in manual and tech support say up is open-down is closed.

Problem-in either position, starts on first pull runs 1-2 seconds and dies - will not restart for several minutes --- we have to know when the gas valve is really in open position.

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Dec 02, 2015
by: AnonDaveymous

Will try that-if the valve's really off, it shouldn't have anything left to fire with. Appreciate the input.

Dec 02, 2015
by: Doug in

I gather this is new? I'd tend to go with what's on the motor.

Seems you can test by leaving it one way, try start, then see if it'll start again without moving anything. Whichever way it won't restart would be off.

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