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Generac 2000 was running...

Generac 2000 was running fine and then died, upon restarting it idles really rough and overload light is on solid... checked receptacle wires and connections. Seems to smell like electricity hot or burning coming from behind panel

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Just happened, out on the ice fishing

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Ix 2000 it’s a few years old

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

Fishing trip is over if I can’t

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

Limited on tools out here on the ice

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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What are the model and serial numbers of the genset?

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