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Kohler Genset Backfires and stalls out

I have a Kohler 5E gas Genset which runs smoothly of about 1 to 2 minutes, then begins to run rough, backfires and stalls out. While running smoothly, if a load is put on it, it immedialty begins to stall.

Last year I changed all the inline filters as well a cleaning the carb itself. I ran well at that time.

I suspect it is an issue with sediment build up again.

Also, I would like to know if i can install an in line fuel shut off valve on the unit.

thanks, John

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