Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I have a portable champion generator it starts when you

I have a portable...

I have a portable champion generator it starts when you choke it but dies as soon as you take the choke off

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

Fuel is in the tank and the valve is open. I replaced the carb and spark plugs too

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

Yes

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

I've told you everything I know so far about it

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
1/14/2018
Wayne
Wayne, Engine Rebuilder
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 11,305
Experience: many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines
Verified

Hi I’m Wayne

I will be assisting you with this issue today

Is this the reason you replaced the carb ??

Wayne

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
but it hasn't changed anything it still starts when fully choked and dies when opened

HI

Thank you for the response

what you are describing is a vacuum leak

that is why it runs choke closed

check the mounting real good for cracks, nicks

loose carb bolts, try adding another gasket to it

I hope this helps you

Wayne

My goal is to give you the best experience possible! I hope I have earned a 5-star rating! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen before you leave today. If you need more assistance, please use the reply box and let me know.

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question

HI

Just following up with you

Did my answer help you ??

Wayne

Wayne
Wayne, Engine Rebuilder
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 11,305
Experience: many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines
Verified
Wayne and 87 other Small Engine Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Wayne Your Own Question
Wayne
Wayne
Wayne, Engine Rebuilder
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 11,305
11,305 Satisfied Customers
Experience: many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines

Wayne is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

15,517 satisfied customers

have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.

Jon K.

Jon K.

Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

2,995 satisfied customers

Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines

James W

James W

Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

2,986 satisfied customers

7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

2,927 satisfied customers

Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers

Wayne

Wayne

Engine Rebuilder

11,305 satisfied customers

many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

< Previous | Next >

Related Small Engine Questions
I have the same issue with my generac 5500 generator (spray
I have the same issue with my generac 5500 generator (spray carb fluid & engine runs for a couple seconds, then stops). I replaced the carb, spark plug, start switch and still the same issue. … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Have a and S Portable Generator Model 030470, had to replace
Have a B and S Portable Generator Model 030470, had to replace battery, now thats good, still would not start so I replaced drained fuel replace with new, cleaned carburater as much as I dare. I t wil… read more
JustAnswer
JustAnswer
I have a champion 2000 inverter gen. It starts fine under
I have a champion 2000 inverter gen. It starts fine under full choke and then stops after a few seconds. It has oil and the oil light never comes on. It will start again after 5 minutes or so and do t… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a Toro 22 recycler 163cc &S motor personal pace two
I have a Toro 22 recycler 163cc B&S motor personal pace two years old. Keeps flooding and will not stay running. Already changed the plug and air filter.… read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
2,582 satisfied customers
I have a Deere hydro 175 that won't start. I replaced carb,
I have a John Deere hydro 175 that won't start. I replaced carb, fuel filter, fuel pump and plug. It was running fine but backfired and stalled. Would not start afterward. … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
What causes the 9hp motor to choke off and then refuse to
what causes the 9hp motor to choke off and then refuse to start until the next day. i emptied the gass tank … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a Deere LA115 lawn tractor. It started fine with the
I have a John Deere LA115 lawn tractor. It started fine with the choke on but when I put it run it died. so it runs on full choke only. I replaced the fuel pump but still same problem. I pulled the ca… read more
JON
JON
Master Service Tech
MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
1,871 satisfied customers
I have a &S 25T2350 engine on a generator, it will start on
I have a B&S 25T2350 engine on a generator, it will start on Idle but as soon as I close the choke it dies.It will not start on full throttle and will back fire through the carb. I've cleaned the carb… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
5,365 satisfied customers
I have a 7000 watt sportsmans gasoline generator, it won't
I have a 7000 watt sportsmans gasoline generator, it won't start. I have put a new ignition module on it with a new spark plug, it has spark. I have replace the carb because it seemed to not be gettin… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a Husky 350bt backpack blower - 1 year old. This year
I have a Husky 350bt backpack blower - 1 year old. This year it has decided to start fine, then only idle with choke, and then dies when I give it gas. … read more
Donald
Donald
Owner / Technician
High School
2,582 satisfied customers
1850 powermate, will start and run for about 10 or 15
Coleman 1850 powermate, will start and run for about 10 or 15 minutes underload then die, and wont start back up for another 20 or 30 minutes … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a portable Generac generator Model Wheelhouse 5550
I have a portable Generac generator Model Wheelhouse 5550 that I purchased in 2006. I have less that 20 operating hours on it (under load). I have only started it a couple of times, the last time was … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a ***** ***** Goat outback with Honda engine. It will
I have a ***** ***** Goat outback with Honda engine. It will run but dies when I engage the blade. Or it will start backfiring and quit. … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Dear Sirs I have a Champion Portable gasoline Generator
Dear Sirs I have a Champion Portable gasoline Generator 7800W.6500W. I have a very hard time starting the Generator . New plugs as as per Manual goo blue spark new full tank Gas good compression 60 PS… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
5,365 satisfied customers
Brand new snapper self propelled commercial grade 21" mower
Brand new snapper self propelled commercial grade 21" mower will not start' Gas in tank, oil level perfect, spark plug cap tight, what am I missing? Blade control is engaged.… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
YAH I HAVE AN OLDER ARIENS 5/24 STARTED MACHINE PUT CHOKE BACK
YAH I HAVE AN OLDER ARIENS 5/24 STARTED MACHINE PUT CHOKE BACK TO SOON IT STALLED NOW IT WONT START… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
champion 6250 watt generator....just bought and installed a
champion 6250 watt generator....just bought and installed a new carburetor and solenoid ....started but would not run unless the choke was half on....put gas line antifreeze in the tank and left for 2… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
I have a champion 5500 watt generator. Ive changed the spark
I have a champion 5500 watt generator. I've changed the spark plug, put fresh gas in it, changed the oil. Cleaned the carbrator. But it still will only run with the selecto on full choke. When I move … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,517 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x