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Engine shuts down 2 seconds after starting with no load

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Engine shuts down 2...

Engine shuts down 2 seconds after starting with no load attached. Getting E29 error code

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes for now

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Engine was running OK during Hurricane. Now that I need to return it to my neighbor it won't run

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: timoto, Technician replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Did some additional research and found the E-29 error code on my Honda 7000 indicates the Generator Control Unit is bad. Since this shows up immediately with no load connected I took to a repair shop for an estimate earlier today.
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