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Honda Harmony EN2500 Generater

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02-28-15, 08:57 AM   #1  
Honda Harmony EN2500 Generater

I was using my generator out on the lake while ice fishing and it got to cold and froze and stop running can anyone tell me what happened ? Thanks

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02-28-15, 12:25 PM   #2  
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I'm guessing there was fuel in the fuel tank. Possibly water in the fuel froze.

Once the generator is running the cold shouldn't bother it.
What was the air temperature when it stopped working ?

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02-28-15, 01:20 PM   #3  
If the unit was running it (the generator and engine) will not freeze. Like PJmax mentioned one problem can be water in the fuel freezing. Another can be carburetor ice. Or you may have another problem not related to temperature. You have not provided any information other than it quit in cold weather. Without some specifics we won't be able to help much.

How did it quit? Did it sputter for a while and slowly die? Did it stop quickly like you had turned it off? Did it make an odd sound like a clank and stop suddenly?

Have you been able to re-start the generator? If so were you able to re-start it immediately, after a few minutes out on the ice or after warming the generator.

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02-28-15, 08:11 PM   #4  
A few more questions.
How long has it been sitting and not running?
Old fuel left in it?
Using nonethanol fuel or at least adding an additive to counteract the effects of it?
When you pull the cord will it turn over and just not restart?
I agree 100% if it was already running there's no way the cold caused to the freeze up.

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02-28-15, 08:18 PM   #5  
If the engine froze, was it full of oil? I'm guessing it ran out of oil.

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