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Gary Singleton

11-13-2017 15:38:27

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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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11-22-2017 06:19:15

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 Re: Generator in reply to Gary Singleton, 11-13-2017 15:38:27  
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I'd like to see their proof on that.

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John in Mich

11-20-2017 08:27:41

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 Re: Generator in reply to Gary Singleton, 11-13-2017 15:38:27  
From another source on tractors, 90% of supposed carb problems are actually ignition problems. Running on full choke is an excellent example because a rich mixture burns more easily than a lean mixture. Pull the plug wire off and make sure the spark will jump a 3/16" gap.

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Russ from MN

11-14-2017 06:49:21

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 Re: Generator in reply to Gary Singleton, 11-13-2017 15:38:27  
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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Gary Singleton

11-14-2017 16:02:56

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 Re: Generator in reply to Russ from MN, 11-14-2017 06:49:21  
Thanks for reply

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11-14-2017 05:35:24

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 Re: Generator in reply to Gary Singleton, 11-13-2017 15:38:27  
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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11-13-2017 17:16:20

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 Re: Generator in reply to Gary Singleton, 11-13-2017 15:38:27  
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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Kid Shileen

11-14-2017 11:31:43

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 Re: Generator in reply to jeffcat, 11-13-2017 17:16:20  
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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