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   Won't light, but fuel dribbles out of generator area and runs down over font. That will light, unfortunately. Fuel won't disperse upward to burner surface. ? Strange. Have, for want of other treatment, removed valve, generator, long needle from generator, Shrader valve and cleaned them all out thoroughly with liquid and air. After reassembly, still same result. Maybe I'm too close to the problem to see it. Anybody have any ideas? How about  a source of so-called 'fuel resistant' Shrader valves? Don't see any such in the parts area of OC P.
William Sigafoose
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Gand28
Sounds like it may be flooded!  These need a flame at the burner as soon as you open the valve. Do you hear a sputtering of air and fuel when you open the valve?
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Burntfingers
Thanks for the reply. Appreciate the input.
William Sigafoose
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kb0hae
Did you take apart the burner assembly?  There could be spider webs/wasp nests blocking fuel from getting to the burner rings.  Just a thought...
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MotorcycleDan
kb0hae wrote:
Did you take apart the burner assembly?  There could be spider webs/wasp nests blocking fuel from getting to the burner rings.  Just a thought...


I have not had a 508 apart yet. But, if they are like a 400-442 series (should be), it will have what looks like cotton in the bottom of the box where the generator goes into. This needs to stay there. Just letting you know so you do not think it is the problem and throw it out. 

Agree with the others that it sounds like it is flooding. I use a Bar B Q lighter to lite my 440 stove. Make sure the flame is going before you turn on the fuel. I put it under the generator for a little pre heat. 
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Eel
Hi and Welcome, William - 508's fairly easy to flood, but I agree with others above that your issue sounds like an obstruction in the airflow.  Heed Dan, immediately above, about the white fibrous stuff - it's there to mitigate flooding.
They are a lot like a 442, yes.  Mike (OCP) doesn't list the Schrader valves housed inside the stove gens, and I personally don't have any info that would suggest that "this part" would work.

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