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My honda gx160 generator keeps cutting out after 2 mins

My honda gx160 generator will start no problem run for 2 minutes then cut out it will then start again first pull then same again cut out after 2 minutes any ideas ?

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  • shaneflem551 Sep 06, 2009

    cleaned carb checked fuel flow but still no luck havent changed fuel filter yet!

  • shaneflem551 Sep 06, 2009

    will give that ago cheers!

  • shaneflem551 Sep 06, 2009

    will give that ago cheers!

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Sounds like fuel flow is restricted.
Is the vent cap on the gas tank clear?
Pull the fuel hose off at the carb and let run into a container from the tank......is fuel flow good while filling a cup or two worth of fuel?
If not check filter at fuel switch or at hose connection at tank for restriction.
It takes about 2 minutes to use up fuel in the carb with engine running.
Sure sounds like a fuel problem.

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Check fuel flow to the carb or the latter may need cleaning...

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Is the fuel you are using old? If so, might try new gas.

Might have some water in the fuel. I know old fuel gives some of my power tools a tough time sometimes similar to what you are seeing with your generator.

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  • eoin01 Jan 26, 2011

    same happened mine it turned out to be the spark plug it was a new generator it is ment to be a common problem with them the spark plugs they put in the new generator are only cheap ones

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