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My porter cable generator 3000 wt will not stay running once star

My porter cable generator will start but it will not stay running.

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    Jim London May 11, 2010

    Hi, There are a couple of things that will allow it to start then shut it down, like low oil or overtemp, or not moving the choke into run position. Can you give more details?

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Hi,
If this generator has been stored for any length of time with fuel in the carb you probably have a plugged main jet in the carb. As joboo1 says there are a few other things that could cause this behavior, but most often I see dirty carbs, water in the fuel, and plugged/dirty air filters. Get a flashlight and look into the fuel tank thru the filler hole, if you see anything floating in there you've got water in the fuel. Look at the ari cleaner, oil and fuel on the element indicate a dirty carb. Of course check the oil level. Lastly, take the bowl off the bottom of the carb (shut off the fuel valve first), if you see debris in there the carb needs a good cleaning.

Regards,
Carl

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