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Generator runs for a short time

Powermate 5000w will only run for a few minutes. It will start up right away when it stops. It has oil but don't know if it's enough. Also where can I get a manual for this generator pm0545002. Also should I tune this up to solve this problem? Carberator clean, spark plug, fliters

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  • wapitiray Nov 18, 2008

    tuned up cleaned out tank filled with new gas changed filters changed oil runs great for a few min but then wants to die and then will.

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    starts first pull, runs for a minute then dies

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I have acquired an old 3hp b&S homelite generator. Just cleaned it up. I noticed that from the condenser there is a wire leaving the condenser points housing that goes nowhere. It does not have a cut off switch. Did this go to a cut off switch , can i stop the generator by earthing this switch?
    The generator only runs when I put petrol in the carb , hopefully i fixed this now. I haven't started it but want to shortly.



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Does your generator have a metel tank? If it does it probley has rust in the shut off valve under the tank.

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