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Homelite portable generator, LRIE4400...no out put fr unit..has been discontinued fr a few yrs..no parts available..known fr circuit board failure..my dad's , maby 50hr on unit..how can I bypass..or obtain repair manual?,ex-mechanic...allan

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  • allan_peck Sep 10, 2009

    that's good to know, I'll try that, but what I didn't tell you...the generator was running on christmas day fr 6hr, I shut it off to check the oil,momentrly,fired it up , refused to output, bought a new one..lol..checked it in warmer weather..still no charge, checked all plugins,remover armature contacts..perfect.no scouring or burns?...tks...allan

  • jrhodes1 Nov 19, 2009

    I have a Homelite generator ,it runs but when you put it on run it shuts off, you put it on choke it runs but it runs rich and uses a lot of gas.due you have any ideas what could cause it to do that.

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If the engine is running but no output from the plugs....the VERY common problem is loss of magnetism in the generator after storage.
With the generator off.........
Look at the side of the generator part.....do you see a small + and - on any terminals?
You may have to take a cover off.
Take a 9 volt battery and momentarily put current from this small battery through these terminals.
Now.....start her up and check for power at the plugs.
This fixes 75% of "no output" after being "stored" generators.

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Our generator use to idle until you put a demand on it at which time it would accelerate. One day it stopped wrapping up and stopped producing electricity. We now have a cordless battery charger plugged in ready to pull electricity. I manually spike the throttle a few times at the solenoid and it wakes up and starts putting out juice. I don't know why it works, but we've done it that way over and over. We can run drills, etc. my only concern is that it still doesn't wrap up like it use to. It simply idles while running our equipment.

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