Generator Puttering


Old 06-24-19, 09:39 PM
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Generator Puttering

Solved one problem(leaking gas) with my Generac Wheelhouse 5550 by replacing the carb bowl gasket. Now when I first started it up it ran great. I shut it after two minutes to move it to a different spot. Then I was having a lot of trouble starting it, and when it does start it just sputters. I cleaned it out with carb cleaner and compressed air a few days ago Maybe someone can chime in with solutions because hurricane season is upon us here in florida and I need this up and ready to go if needed. Many thanks. Here is a video of it:
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Old 06-24-19, 10:35 PM
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It looks like it's smoking = running rich.
Possibly the fuel level is too high in the bowl.
There's a good chance it was high and one reason it was leaking.
Old 06-24-19, 11:09 PM
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It's flooding. Either the choke is on or the jet came out of the pickup tube in the carb, or the needle valve is not closing... something along those lines.

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