New Generator rough idle

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Old 04-22-13, 11:57 AM
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New Generator rough idle

I bought a new generator and the idle is dropping down every 10 seconds and the coming slowly back up. I may have put bad gas into it (it wasn't fresh and had been around for a few months). I am not sure if that is the problem?

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Old 04-22-13, 06:37 PM
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It does sound as if it's running out of gas. Can you drain it, somehow? Then put FRESH gas in it with a fuel stabilizer. Gas goes bad in as short as 30 days. Hopefully that'll fix it. Otherwise, it's new, return it.
 
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Old 04-23-13, 06:56 AM
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Normaly a generator runs at 3600 RPM only. Does yours sense no load current and drop to idle?
 
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