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JON, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Husqvarna Service Tech
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My generator runs with black smoke. changed air filter but

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my generator runs with black smoke. changed air filter but no help. is choke sticking/
JA: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: 1994 onan microlite 4000
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if it is really simple
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: it is chugging and will not carry a load
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 4 months ago.

Black smoke is a sign of running rich. It can be caused by choke sticking or trash in the carb. easiest thing to check is choke sticking though. Let me know if I can be of more assistance please