New Generator rough idle


Old 04-22-13, 11:57 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 10
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?

Generator rough idle - YouTube
Sponsored Links
Old 04-22-13, 06:37 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 485
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.
Old 04-23-13, 06:56 AM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 231
Normaly a generator runs at 3600 RPM only. Does yours sense no load current and drop to idle?

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes