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generator problem

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by elchimpo, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Sep 4, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    elchimpo

    elchimpo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a generator that starts for like 10-15 seconds then shuts off for no reason. I change the fuel and still does the same thing.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    It's running out of fuel. It's plugged up somewhere be it the fuel filter or in the carb. Or chances are the real reason there is a hole somewhere in the fuel line.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    ok so i took the carb out cleaned it put it back on same problem. i went and bought seafoam i put it on started good but then shut back off.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    No holes in the fuel line? If it gets a bit of air it will stall.

    Next is check that the automatic throttle is working properly and check the air filter to make sure it's not being restricted somehow. When the automatic throttle speed governor kicks it to increase the RPM to the proper set point if there is a restriction on the incoming air it will stall because it will flood. Sure the choke is not stuck ? Does it have one?

    Is it a Honda or a Briggs and Straton motor ?
     
  5. Sep 10, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    Check the oil? A lot of generators I've seen shut themselves off if the oil level gets too low. So I would check the oil level, if that's ok, check the oil level sensor and shutoff mechanism, I don't know how they work, I've just seen it advertised on generators.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2010 at 3:51 AM
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    Good point, Forgot about that one.
     
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