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my HG1800 generator wont run unless the choke is on. whats

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my HG1800 generator won't run unless the choke is on. what's the problem?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  RUSS replied 6 years ago.
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RUSS :

You most likely have a carburetor problem and here is what to do, This is either trash or water in the gas


 


 


REMOVE THE CARBURETOR


DISASSEMBLE THE CARBURETOR


SOAK BODY AND PARTS OVERNIGHT IN NAPA COMMERCIAL CARB CLEANER


REASSEMBLE WITH A CARB KIT, FROM LOCAL DEALER


REINSTALL CARB


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


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

JACUSTOMER-fhc9gee7- :

the thing was running and ran out of gas, we refilled it and it ran for a while then it started to sputter. we assumed it was pine needles that somehow entered the fuel line when we refilled the tank. being a camping generator we assumed the manufacture would have a filter of some sort to prevent trash from entering the system but there isn't. this is still under warranty but the places they directed me to are no longer handling homelit or out of business so I guess I'll have to get my hammer and saw out and try to fix it myself.

RUSS :

If it is contamination of any sort in the fuel, warrenty does ot cover that anyhow. thanks

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