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Unknown part help - WEN 3500 Generator


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02-26-17, 02:15 PM   #1  
Unknown part help - WEN 3500 Generator

I am looking to identify a part that I need to replace and can't find anywhere.
See the attached picture, it's the one circled in red. It's located at the top of the gas tank and plugs into a small hole then it has a tube that goes to the air box. Well, I pulled that piece out and the rubber seal around it tore off.

What is this part and what is it for?
I looked all over the WEN parts section and can't find it.

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02-26-17, 04:02 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums.

That is some type of vapor recovery system. There would be a check valve there to allow the fumes to be able to be removed from the tank for burning.

Is there a model number on that generator? Not sure if 3500 is an actual model number.

Looks something like this...

Generator Fuel Tank Vapor Vent Fits Homelite & Ridgid | eBay


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02-26-17, 05:36 PM   #3  
It's this generator (Wen 3500 Model 56352)
WEN 56352 3500 Watt Generator

I looked through all the replacement parts. There is all kinds of stuff there except that piece.
Is it critical to the operation of the generator?

 
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02-26-17, 06:04 PM   #4  
The most complete manual for your genny.
upload/public/564dfd12ae5452.92107618.pdf

It may be a new addition that the manual hasn't illustrated yet. You may need to contact WEN directly. Their contact info is in the manual.


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02-27-17, 04:34 AM   #5  
Your profile doesn't list your location...any chance that is a California market generator? Their stricter requirements sometimes lead to special models for sale in CA. If that is the case, it's likely that contacting WEN will be your best shot.


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