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Offline m_fumich

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Generator problems
« on: September 01, 2017, 10:33:52 PM »
I have a 1400 watt generator. I have to run it on half choke for a while before it will stay running with the choke off. I typically top off the tank while it's still running. After I top it off, it often dies or I have to put the choke on half or even full to keep it running. Any idea what the cause can be?
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Re: Generator problems
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 10:47:56 PM »
One of two things,  vacuum leak not letting the engine draw in enough fuel, or jets in the carb are getting plugged, requiring more vacuum to pull sufficient gas in.  Quick check for a vacuum leak, around carb base or manifold is to spray a little carb clean, see if the engine momentarily speeds up. 

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Re: Generator problems
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 11:21:37 PM »
Why would topping off the fuel cause the problem to act up again if either cause were the problem?
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Re: Generator problems
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 04:26:36 PM »
It is just possible that when the tank is filled while running, enough fumes  are drawn in around the carb, that it gets over rich and dies. 

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Re: Generator problems
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 06:56:15 PM »
I can shut it off to fill it and it does the same thing but not always. I filling it today while it was running and had no problems. Plus, the tank covers everything so it's not likely that fumes affect anything.
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Re: Generator problems
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 05:54:04 PM »
just a wag, not getting enough fuel because of a partially clogged jet or passage. it runs ok when hot but it is cold blooded and when you stir up the tank by adding fuel it is further restricted. i bet the bowl is full of crap.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 07:25:03 PM »
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Generator problems
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