10 hp Tecumseh backfires


Old 09-15-04, 01:57 PM
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Question 10 hp Tecumseh backfires

Hello Folks. My 10 hp Tecumseh on my 5 kw Coleman generator runs while backfiring continually. Any ideas? Made it through Hurricane Frances with minimal damage, but may have to face Huricane Jeanne now down here in FL.

I hope you can help with the backfire. Thanks a million. bryum
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Old 09-17-04, 09:38 PM
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Depending on the type of back fire you're talking about. If it's just popping a bit through the exhaust while it's running, it could be a simple carb adjustment. If it's more serious then give us more details so we can take it further.

Old 09-17-04, 10:44 PM
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I agree...the backfiring is probably due to a lean fuel ratio due to a partially clogged carburetor. Cleaning it out should fix it. This is common on generators especially because they don't get used much and residual fuel in the carburetor gums up.
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Thanks, guys!

Thanks, guys, I appreciate the help. bryum

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