Gasoline Generator Prime switch
Thanks everyone for the great info in this post.
My Sunseeker was used when I got got it and the generator was hard to start and ran poorly.
I tried the seafoam cleanse using a mixture of gas and seafoam and it got rid of the poor engine performance.
It is still hard to start. This time I tried wiggling the rod to ensure that it moved freely. I then tried 3 short primes in a row (with 10 second pause between primes) before attempting to start it and it started right away! Wow, I hope that is the magic sequence to start it every time.
Forgive my lack of imagination but what do you use as a load? A fan seems pretty low load. I suppose that A/C would do the trick but it is already pretty cool here today.