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Gary Singleton
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:38 pm    Post subject: Generator Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a generator about 6 or so hp .it will only run with choke about half way closed any ideas?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Generator Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Put in fresh Hi-test gas and a good dose of sea foam. Cross your fingers and see if the crap in the carb gets cleaned out. Next step is a carb kit rebuild. You ALWAYS want to run the carb dry after use.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:35 am    Post subject: Re: Generator Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Yup, like Jeff said, use a solvent in good fresh fuel and let it run a couple tanks through. Sea Foam, Berrymans, even ATF will help if it's going to help at all. Oh, and change out the fuel filter first and make sure you have good fuel flow and that the air filter is clear and not filthy or not there at all. Beyond that you're into at least a carb rebuild.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: Generator Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree with the fresh gas and Seafoam. If it has an adjustable carb you could open up the high speed screw until it will run without the choke but then you probably will have to screw it back in after it cleans out. Remember where it was!
 
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Kid Shileen
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Generator Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just had a similar problem with my portable generator. You can buy a new carburetor pretty cheap. Gonna swap my out this weekend I'll let ya know how it works
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Generator Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for reply
 
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