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Hi,

Whats wrong with my generator please. Not been started for about 6 months.



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It is usually a fuel or carburetor issue that causes hunting like that. Old stale fuel can cause it but usually, it is a gummed up jet caused by fuel left in the carb over winter. Replacement carbs are cheap on eBay rather than trying to clean and rebuild it. Plenty of Youtube guides on what to do.

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Cheers.. Do you think i could use it for 2/3hrs in its current state? Whilst i try and get a new carb?

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My neighbour's mower has run like that for three years so apart from the surge it is functioning. It is most likely a fuel issue so I do not think using it short term will be an issue.

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Definitely sounds like a fuel issue stale fuel or gummed up carburettor
Once it fixed get in the habit of running it with some load on at least once a month
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Thanks guys..

I'll try and drain the fuel and see if it helps.
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Good chance its a blocked pilot jet mate there will be a black plastic screw on carb take that fully out and there will be a flat piece of black plastic directly below pop they out of the carb thsts your pilot jet blast thrpugh the bottom and the holes on the side with carb cleaner will solve the hunting mate
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naddy wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:21 pm
Hi,

Whats wrong with my generator please. Not been started for about 6 months.

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I guess its a petrol generator..! Not a diesel !
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What help is that on an issue that must have long been sorted?

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