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post #1 of 2 Old 03-17-2019, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Honda 5518 Problem

I inherited a Honda 5518 when my sister moved to a retirement home. If needed it was to help with snow removal. Anyway, recently an attempt was made to start it, without success even though the motor turned over. A few more attempts and no motor movement. Finally even the dash lights went out. Any suggestions as to where to start looking for problems will be appreciated. Using a multimeter I did verify that the ground was OK.

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Sorry to hear about your sister John.

Well it sounds like it has a dead battery for one thing so either jump it or put it on a battery charger. But before you even do that how long has it been sitting? is the gas stale?

if it has been sitting for over a year or two pump the gas out with a little manual pump you can get from tractor supply or Lowe's. Put fresh gas in, change the spark plug, charge the battery and then try it.

honestly once you get it started you should just have it completely serviced if you're not mechanical

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