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Have a home light 5000 generator that was working. The choke…

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Have a home light...

Have a home light 5000 generator that was working.

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

The choke won’t pull out so I can’t restart. it had died when someone tried to vacuum today despite us being on generator power:(,

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

I’m in need of power now

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

Lots of outages and need power in my home

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago
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I can give you a way to start generator without choking, is this what you are wanting?
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago
Remove air filter and either squirt a little fuel or carb cleaner into the carb or hold a rag or your hand over the carb (intake) this will act as a choke and machine should start so you will have power
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Got it
Just used WD and was able to loosen enough to free up
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 5 months ago
Awesome! Be safe.
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