Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Devilbiss generator question


samm's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 63

09-20-08, 04:54 PM   #1  
Devilbiss generator question

I inherited a Devilbiss GB 5000 generator, When I went to start it it started right up, but as soon as i tried to move the choke lever to "run" it wanted to die out. As long as it is in the full choke position it keeps running fine (I think?). I was able to get it almost to half choke but not any farther before it wanted to die on me. Can I run this on the choke position? Will it get messed up by doing that? Dose anyone know or have experience with this type of problem, if it is a problem. The thing looks pretty new, I don't know for sure how old it is.

 
Sponsored Links
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator

Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 16,571
GA

09-20-08, 08:07 PM   #2  
The carburetor needs cleaning. You can damage it by running it this way for long or under a load.


"Who is John Galt?" - Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)

God bless!

 
Speedwrench's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,698
OK

09-20-08, 08:53 PM   #3  
also check the fuel filter for clogging. but yes your carb is plugged in the run circuit


life begins when the kids leave home and the dog dies

 
samm's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 63

09-21-08, 04:33 AM   #4  
Hey thanks for the replies. The fuel tank was filled with, I,m guessing, $1.50 a gallon gas a.k.a. old gas, two years old for sure. I was hoping the gas was still good and that they had put some stabilizer in it. Should I dump the gas that's in there now or can I add stabilizer to it?

 
Pilot Dane's Avatar
Group Moderator

Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,686
NC

09-21-08, 04:59 AM   #5  
GET NEW GAS! Stabilizer can help slow the deterioration but it cannot bring it back from the dead.

 
Search this Thread