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Runs rough when choke pushed all the way to run position

The generator starts easy when in full choke. When the choke is pushed half way back, it runs well. However, when choke is pushed further towards run position, it begins to choke out. At first, it cut off, and now it runs rough in that position. Generator only has 2-3 hours of run time.

Also, I bought this generator from Home Depot--it had previously been returned and had no manual. Where could I get a manual for this Coleman Powermate 5500 which has a Yamaha MZ300 motor.

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Where can i obtain a manual for the 5500 gas generator

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I have a coleman powermate 5500 with yamahe engine starts fine but has no power reset buttons did not pop and i replaced the brushes any help would greatly appreciated

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