Question about Coleman Powermate Powermate 5000W Generator
I purchased a Powermate 5000 about 3 years ago. It stayed in the box until about a month ago when I put it together and fired it up. That was just in time because I've been without power for 9 days now thanks to Hurricane Ike.
The generator was working great until last night when it died 4 times during the night. It seems to run great for about a couple of hours, then it just quits. When I pull the cord, it starts right back up.
Since I started running it, I have changed the oil after the first 5 hours then after every 50 hours. I replaced the fuel filter and spark plug today (even though I don't think they needed it). I drained the tank of gas and replaced it with fresh gas. I thought it might be getting too hot, so I put a fan on it. It still shuts down every 2 hours.
I just want you to try this.
Take the air filter off
clean the carb bowl.
Take carb cleaner and spray directly into carb.
Check the gas lines that they are clear.
The problem may be that the carburetor is may be blocked up not letting fuel get through. Sometimes they are very hard to clean and get them to run correct, you need to use a magnifying glass and remove the jest and look at the passages closely, Or get your engine model numbers and id and go price a carburetor. Thats is the best fix.
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Hope it works.
Have a nice day.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
You will need to contact Powermate directly
(see below), and give themthe CORRECT model # info that you have there
on that Genset.
Unfortunately what you posted above doesn't help out at all as there isNO model # for reference. Certain models are no longer available asthey have been discontinued and only by contacting Powermate directlywill you get the proper Operators Manual.
There should be no charge for this and most likely it will be a PDF download sent by their service dept.
The model # should be found either on the engine decal plate or else on the generator head assy or it's power panel.
Please post me a reply as to finding this solution being the bestresolve to your missing Operators Manual problem by following thecompany references & links below. Also please rate mytroubleshooting fix as well.
Keep me posted and I'll follow up as well.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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