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Bill McCusker
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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Mechanic at Rhode Island Harvesting Co
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MY HOMLITE GENERATOR ONLY RUNS AT FULL CHOKE, homelite 5700

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MY HOMLITE GENERATOR ONLY RUNS AT FULL CHOKE
JA: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: homelite 5700 maybe Yamaha engine 7 years maybe hansmt been used much
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: is it a carb issue?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 1 month ago.

Hello welcome to Just Answers. Lets see if we can solve this together.. My name is Bill.

It is a carb issue. Something is only letting a small amount of fuel into the engine.. if you havent already cleaned the carb i would reconmend it.. i would clean the main jet. If you take apart the carb make sure the fuel flow into the carb is also good.. and not being blocked.. However.. sometimes its easier and cheaper to replace the carb.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
can i get to the jet wby just removing the bowl or do i have to rwemove the carb from the engine
Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 1 month ago.

You could just remove the bowl and get to the jet will be right in the middle.. i would take carb cleaner and spray up there and see if it blows anything out...

Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 1 month ago.

when you remove the bowl see how the fuel flow is and if the bowl is full..

also keep in mind the bowl gasket you dont want to damage it..