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10-17-13, 11:59 AM   #1  
Honda eb5000x Generator

Hello there, I have a honda generator eb5000x SN:ea7-3015281 that will not start. I have already cleaned the carb, there is spark being generated, but the inside of the engine is not damp from fuel. Upon further investigation, I have found that the fuel shutoff solenoid does not get power. Any suggestions?

 
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10-17-13, 05:22 PM   #2  
I would check the fuse and the keyswitch for power.


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10-18-13, 04:37 PM   #3  
It has a recoil starter, and I did not see any fuses when I took apart the control panel. The shutoff switch works as it says in the manual.

 
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10-18-13, 09:56 PM   #4  
Okay, how does the fuel shutoff solenoid get power to allow it to start?


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10-18-13, 10:27 PM   #5  
In looking at the schematic for that unit there is no fuel shutoff valve shown. I do see it in the parts list though.

I have the EM5000SX series units that have a 12v DC output that also runs the electronics and the fuel solenoid. I have one that is setup for electric start and the other I just use the pull start.

 
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10-20-13, 04:46 PM   #6  
The continuity of the switch contacts.
I suspect that maybe the DC generation bit in the generator may be issues.

 
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10-24-13, 10:49 AM   #7  
The resistance over the solenoid reads 7.5 ohms? This is good right?

 
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12-03-13, 11:13 AM   #8  
Ok so now it runs, but not smoothly. It starts fine, but the engine speed cycles over and over again.

 
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12-03-13, 11:40 AM   #9  
Ok, I tightened the air screw on the carb, the engine speed is much more steady.
However, the engine skips occasionally. Could his be due to bad gas?

 
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