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Trying to find instructions for cleaning Tecumseh 11hp

generator carburetor with plastic bowl...
trying to find instructions for cleaning Tecumseh 11hp generator carburetor with plastic bowl on coleman generator
JA: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: trying to help my sister and brother inlaw who are stuck in naples now....don't have the numbers, I am in RI
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I am trying to coach my brother inlaw through the work now....He has got the carb bowl off, it is plastic generator will only run with choke on
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Well, I have determined this is a Tecumseh 11hp horizontal shaft engine...It has a carb with a plastic fuel bowl. The fuel bowl has the float built into it...The bowl is held on simply with a wire bailing strap, no screws
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
OK, have paid, am waiting to hear/chat with someone....My sister/brotheh inlaw are stuck in the hurricane with this generator that only runs with the choke on...
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
anybody here?
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
OK, well you have not responded....So, don't need your help now...
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9/10/2017
Hank F.
Hank F., Technician
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Experience: Certified on Onan and Generac generators
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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am going to assist you with this.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I'm assuming you are not online now....Don't have the model number, am trying to help my sister who is stuck in the hurricane in Naples, I am in RI

Youi probably have a series 7 or series 8 carb. But without the engine model, I can't say for sure.

I have uploaded some information that will help you, though.

Click here to download it.

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Did you get the manual?

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Hello, did you get the manual?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I did get the manual, but didn't see instructions for this style of carburetor. The hurricane is over, my sister has ordered a new carburetor, I will install it the next time I visit....
So, am all set.
Thanks
Don

The series 7 and 8 carbs are nearly identical. Theymay look a little different, but cleaning procedures are the same.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
OK, just to follow up....Watched something online that mentioned there is an oring behind the plastic main jet, which makes sense to seal it against the housing I guess. The online fellow mentioned these orings swell/distort which closes the fuel passage so nothing passes through the main jet. I'm guessing this is my sister's problem. The online fellow also mentioned about some models using an anti backfire valve which is located in the carb bowl drain/plug. Don't know if my sister's generator has this feature, but would make sense that is does seeing that it is shut off at high speeds. I looked at your download again and DID find some info on this carburetor, saw the oring behind the main jet. What is the purpose of the spring under the main nozzle, seems like the oring seals it, maybe they just don't want it to fail down into the bowl. The download doesn't mention anything about the anti backfire valve though. I have seen these things on BS engines, seems like an electronically controlled valve (was on an electric start engine). I will get the numbers off my sister's engine and order a rebuild kit. I would like to actually fix her carburetor, she can save the new one for future emergencies.
Thanks
Don
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