I have a nikko generator with jiangdong engine. It starts easily and runs perfectly until it dies suddenly.
I have: tried to clean carb jets, sprayed lots of carb cleaner into the carb, and just tried loosening the gas tank cover and the only change is that it will now run perhaps 3 minutes before suddenly dying.
Now, if it's a carb problem, shouldn't it die slowly as the gas winds down, rather than suddenly just stopping?
And, what else might it be? Cleaning the carb had the result of it now running a few minutes while before it might run 5 seconds before dying.