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Old 11-11-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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i have an old generator with a briggs and stanton 5 hp engine on it. its old but runs great. this morning i went to start it and on choke it runs great but when i shut the choke off it kills the engine, anybody have any ideas where to start to fix this, thanks spurrowl

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:09 PM   #2
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You're not getting enough fuel. Fuel filter clogged, jets in carb clogged with vanish. If this is the old diaphram type carb it could be a bad diaphram. If it were a newer carb with electric ignition and an anti-backfire solenoid it could be low voltage to the solenoid

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:34 PM   #3
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try you tube id be surprised if someone hasn't published something pertinent
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:11 AM   #4
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thanks i will try that, why did i not think of that spurrowl
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