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I have a generator that runs a short time then dies under

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I have a generator that runs a short time then dies under load.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Michael Reush replied 1 year ago.
It sounds like its starving for fuel, is this an onan generator?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes'
Expert:  Michael Reush replied 1 year ago.
I want you to go to the gen, and look at the carb. There is a knob on it that says elevation are you familiar with this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes I am.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i pumped fuel into a container for several seconds. it seems to be getting enough fuel.
Expert:  Michael Reush replied 1 year ago.
this will 'fatten' up the carb turn it clockwise, as its running (turn off the breakers) turn on the generator, then turn the breaker on, this will load it up, turn the adjustment clock wise, and see if you can level it up, when I refer to starving, I dont mean from the fuel tank, from the carb to the engine. tell me if it straightens out
Expert:  Michael Reush replied 1 year ago.
with the ac turned on inside
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nope. Runs fine till you put s load on it. Then after about 30 seconds it dies like you turn the key off.
Expert:  Michael Reush replied 1 year ago.
Thanks you for your response I will opt out of your question, and allow another expert to assist you, thanks for your patience
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is anyone else going to help?
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.
Hello!
My name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.
What is the full model number of the genset, exactly as it is written on the data label?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Too late. I already fixed it all by myself.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.
Ok
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