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MY generator with Briggs & Stratton 1450 Series engine Model

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MY Coleman generator with Briggs & Stratton 1450 Series engine Model # ***** will not slow down to idle RPM . When it is started it goes to a high RPM as under a load but there is nothing plugged in. It has always goes to a high RPM when started but would drop to idle after a few minutes.Now it will not drop to idle.What is the problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

Does the generator have an idle control switch on the control panel? Maybe this switch has been turned off.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is no idle control switch.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

So this machine is designed to run at 3750 rpm the entire time that it is running from the time you start it up until the time that you shut it off. Do you have a way to check the rpm of the engine?