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Husky 5000 watt (6250 surge) generator will only start for

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Husky 5000 watt (6250 surge) generator will only start for a few seconds then cuts off. Drained the gas tank, checked the hose from the tank to the carb, gas flows great. It will only start after spraying a little starting fluid into the carb after removing the air filter. It has a Subaru engine.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  RUSS replied 6 years ago.

Hello

YOU ALMOST CERTAINLY HAVE A CARBURETOR PROBLEM : HERE IS WHAT TO DO

 

THANKS

 

 

REMOVE THE CARBURETOR

DISASSEMBLE THE CARBURETOR

SOAK BODY AND PARTS OVERNIGHT IN NAPA COMMERCIAL CARB CLEANER

REASSEMBLE WITH A CARB KIT AND FLOAT FROM LOCAL DEALER

 

clean fuel filter

REINSTALL CARB

DRAIN FUEL TANK AND LOOK IN THE FUEL SUPPLY CAN FOR WATER

 

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NOTE: SOMETIMES A CARBURETOR CANNOT BE SAVED AND HAS TO BE REPLACED

 

ALWAYS DIAGRAM THE LINKAGE AND PARTS SO IT GETS REASSEMBLED PROPERLY

ALWAYS USE STABIL IN THE FUEL

ALWAYS RUN ENGINE EVERY THREE WEEKS IN OFF SEASON TO CIRCULATE FUEL

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
where is the fuel filter and is there a diagram of the carb to help with assembly
Expert:  RUSS replied 6 years ago.
the filter is built into the tank at the fuel exit it is a screen. I do not have a diagram of the carburetor...that is why i said diagram all parts as you disassemble the linkage and carburetor so reassembly goes well
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

The generator was purchased from Home Depot and they do not carry carb kits or floats any ideas on where to search for a dealer. What would I be looking for, i.e. what type of store or name of store or can this be purchased online.

 

Expert:  RUSS replied 6 years ago.
depending on engine manufacturer, most ANY SMALL ENGINE SHOP will have access to the kit. It may be a Briggs, Tecumseh, etc. Several engines were possibly used on this the carb kits are VERY common repair parts