Small 2-stroke generator not running smoothly


Old 04-30-12, 03:51 AM
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Small 2-stroke generator not running smoothly

Hi all,
I just got a small 2-stroke generator to charge my laptop. It is 950W - a pretty cheap little Chinese unit.

So the thing is that it isn't running smoothly at all unless the choke is on. Kinda pulses/revs every second and this is reflected with pulsing power output. It's brand new, only run about 5hrs so far, some with the choke fully on, some with just a little bit of choke. I'm running a 50:1 oil mix, I read maybe it should be a bit richer? I'm in Sierra leone so temps are often above 30degrees C.

So is there anything I need to change? Or does it just need to be run in a bit? Any advice much appreciated. Thanks
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Old 04-30-12, 05:59 AM
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I would disassemble and clean the carburetor.
Old 04-30-12, 10:57 AM
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Agreed, it'a a carburetor problem.

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