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My Yokohma generator/welder will start, but will not stay running Why

The machine will start if I spray carborator cleaner, but will not stay running

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It is most likely needing a deep cleaning of the carburetor. With the fuels we are now having to use the carburetor passages tends to clogged more easily when they sit unused.

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I'm sorry I see that your generator is Nat gas; is it carbreted?

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This overflow can be caused by:

1. The float sticking

2. Gas inside of the float air chambers

3. The needle and seat have debris in them or a r damaged.

It is not a difficult fix but it does mandate removal of the carburetor float bowl.

You could probably do this yourself. It is much easier if you place the generator on a high work area so you can see the float and needle once you have the float bowl removed. Just make sure you do not drop the float assy so far that the needle comes out of the seat unless you have to remove the hinge pin SCREW for the float to clear the debris near the needles' pointed rubber head.

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hi, carefully remove the bowl from the carb and clean out any water/rust/dirt etc allow fuel to pass through the carb till it drips out , reattach bowl and leave it for 10 mins then try starting it .
hope this helps

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