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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My name is ***** *****. I am call about an 2005 Onan Gas

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My name is ***** *****. I am call about an 2005 Onan Gas Generator. I am getting gas in my oil. I pulled out the oil dipstick and gas mixed with oil cam pouring out. Could my carb float be stuck?
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Customer: The generator is an 5500, model and serial numbers are F040651300 and 5.5HGJAB-1038C
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

The carburetor needle valve is the usual culprit , which is controlled by the float. What fuel pump type do you have? An electric pump that does not shut off, can over pressurize the float and needle.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Not sure on the type of fuel pump. Can you send me a carb diagram showing how to access the float and needle valve?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
That looks like my carb.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

I don't have exact diagram, but here is link to a basic carburetor, Your's is similar and float and needle valve are accessed the same. Your carburetor should look like the above link. The lower link is the diagram of basic carb.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I did not get the lower link showing the diagram
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

I was working on it! See it above your response!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.