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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Certified on Onan and Generac generators
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HAVE A EW 171 HONDA GENERATOR. RUNS VERY SHORT TIME AND

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HAVE A EW 171 HONDA GENERATOR. RUNS FOR A VERY SHORT TIME AND THEN SHUTS DOWN. HAVE TESTED LOW OIL SENSOR AND IT WORKS. WONT START RIGHT AWAY BUT IF I WAIT A FEW MINUTES IT WILL START AGAIN FOR A FEW SECONDS
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Customer: CARB AND GAS IF FINE I SEEM TO BE LOOSING SPARK
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 7 months ago.
What is the serial number of the genset?Please define "runs for a very short time". Is it 10 seconds? 5 minutes? 1 hour? While it is running, does it run smoothly, or does it surge? Does it start to surge, or surge worse, right before it shuts down? Does it just shut off like someone turned it off?