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I have a 7KW Marquis generator that initially will start and

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I have a 7KW Marquis generator that initially will start and run smoothly the rough then quit within 5 minutes. Then can't restart it. Hard to start initially too. Plugs are clean and so is oil. Pumped gas out main line too to check Lots of gas available. Only had AC running and quit. Tried adding more draw and quit. Tried less draw and quit. Got any suggestions for me? Thank you!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 2 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.

What is the full model number of the genset?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Marquis III
7 NHM-FA/26105
Expert:  Hank F. replied 2 months ago.

There is a letter after that 26105. I need that letter.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Last number is ***** the generator itself not paperwork
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
That should be an N for first letter
Expert:  Hank F. replied 2 months ago.

OK - that is what I needed.

The first thing you need to do, if it has not been done already, is give it a good tune up. Change the oil and oil filter, air filter, and spark plugs. Make sure to get the proper plug, and gap them to .025".

If that doesn't help the starting issue, the choke may need to be adjusted.

Start the genset, and let it run until it shuts down - to the point that it will not restart.

Then check both plugs to see if you are getting spark.

If not, we need to look at the ignition system.

If you are getting spark, loosen the fuel line at the carburetor, and crank the engine.

Is fuel flowing?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Maintenance was done. If we move the throttle linkage to governor and hold it it will run smoothly but we can't always hold it. Is there a way to adjust?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I think we have fixed it ourselves! My husband did something to the governor linkage. It is now running fine.
Expert:  Hank F. replied 2 months ago.

ON that model, it is common for the clip holding the governor rod to come loose. If that is what happened, replace the clip, as it has become worn.