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Generac engin problem.

Posted by larry42 ma (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 2, 09 at 21:11

Hi, I tried to start my 8 year old Gernerac 4000xl generator
up, as I do every few months or so, but it wouldn't keep running. It runs for a few seconds and quits, sort of as if there as a clogged filter with just a bit of gas getting thru every few minutes. I can't find any such filter.Any suggestions? Thanks, Larry


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RE: Generac engin problem.

It is likely just a matter of giving the carb a quick clean. The you can also watch flow out of the bowl or line. It is a good idea to change the fuel out and re treat it.


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RE: Generac engin problem.

It does sound like a fuel delivery problem, If you can, Put in a "in-line" fuel filter, Clean out the fuel lines, Some fuel tanks have a screen in the tank so to trap the big stuff b-4 it gets to the filter or carb. Maybe it is the fuel pump is weak?


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