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I have a harbor freight 800 watt generator. I hadn't used it since purchasing it, and now I kind of need it with this killer storm coming. Here is my sad story.
The unit was filled with fuel and oil, and started. It ran for 20 minutes, then stopped. I suspected fuel issues, so I sprayed a small amount of starter fluid into the air cleaner. No effect. It acts as if it is not getting any spark. It rattled for a few seconds before it died....
Any suggestions on what might be going on here?
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I had one of these for a couple of days before I decided to return it. Never could get it running right and producing decent quality electricity. I would check the spark plug to see if it is intact. Maybe a piece of it broke off and bounced around the cylinder.
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Check the spark plug, the OEM plug is junk.
Make sure the fuel valve is open all the way. If you can, check for fuel getting to the carb. Some of these have filter screens in the shut off valve, maybe it clogged. You could try blowing some air into the valve to clear it.
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Somewhere in here is a multi-page thread on those boat anchors.
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bobodu wrote:Somewhere in here is a multi-page thread on those boat anchors.
I don't think they're heavy enough to even be a good anchor.
I wonder how the op made out?
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